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    Installing Sims on new server. shared directory should point at ???

    When installing Sims on a new server (2008r2) I run siminst.exe and at the bottom of the first page is a settings link. When I click this it opens a settings page, with items like - location of DocStorage.


    Under the Workstation heading is 'Install SIMS application in the shared directory' section which points to S:\SIMS, is this correct? as I get a Sims install was unable to write to the SIMS application in the shared directory error.

    I have all the permissions set the same as the old server.

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    I think so. are you running as admin?
    I think those are the settings that end up in the sims.ini..:

    [Setup]
    SIMSDirectory=S:\SIMS
    SIMSSetupsDirectory=S:\SIMS\Setups
    SIMSDotNetDirectory=C:\Program Files (x86)\SIMS\SIMS .net
    SIMSSQLAppsDirectory=C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.SIMS2008\MSSQL\Binn
    Folder=SIMS Applications
    FinanceDirectory=C:\Program Files (x86)\SIMS\FMSSQL

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    If you are installing on a server you need local paths not shared paths. Presumably you want to run SIMS on the server occasionally.

    Shared paths would be on the workstations.

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    Do you have the latest setup files?
    I would use the ISO to do the install.
    I just ran SIMSinst on my server and ticked install as server and workstation, there is no settings button. The first two options request sims directory and sims setups which are S:\sims and s:\sims\setups .
    Next it asks for workstation application install, and it has this by default:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\SIMS\SIMS .net

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikpaw View Post
    Do you have the latest setup files?
    I would use the ISO to do the install.
    I just ran SIMSinst on my server and ticked install as server and workstation, there is no settings button. The first two options request sims directory and sims setups which are S:\sims and s:\sims\setups .
    Next it asks for workstation application install, and it has this by default:
    Which version are you using. V1.21 has a "Settings" button.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    Which version are you using. V1.21 has a "Settings" button.
    File version is 1.590.3.0 - but it is old, just thinking, i did my install using the Spring 2010 install ISO! Don't know if the later upgrade to Spring 11 will have updated it.

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    Just found a 1.570. It doesn't have a 'Settings' button.



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