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    SIMS Connect.ini default location

    Hi fellow techy peoples

    i've recently had the joyous task of loading SIMS on all the staff laptops etc for the wonderful e-registration, however there is something that is bugging me quite considerably

    once installed SIMS always defaults the location of the connect.ini file to c:\SIMS rather than S:\SIMS

    it also seems to do this for each profile on a machine, which is rather annoying if staff share a machine or hand a laptop to another member of staff for use

    is there a way to modify something in the installer that will tell SIMS that the default location to find the connect.ini file is S:\SIMS ?

    thanks

    Pete

    *edit*
    i did do a few searches but couldnt find anything much to do with specifying the location of the connect.ini pre-install

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    Re: SIMS Connect.ini default location

    Don't know if this will help you but the connect.ini on our local disks contains this:

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    [SIMSConnection]
    Redirect=S:\Sims

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    Re: SIMS Connect.ini default location

    ahhh
    a cunning plan evolved resulting from that post
    i have copied a correctly configured local connect.ini and have added a copy command to the logon script to pull it off a network share and overwrite the local copy
    messy and not as good as it being set properly to locate it straight from install but should help for now

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    Re: SIMS Connect.ini default location

    Are you sure you put the correct path in the SIMS folder field when you launched SIMS Installer Wizard?

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    Re: SIMS Connect.ini default location

    am i sure i did what now?

    i have had absolutely naff all experience of managing SIMS and nothing to do with its setup or anything, however, as the ICT Systems Manager i have to "support it from a technical viewpoint" and the office manager who is the SIMS manager "supports it from a non-technical viewpoint"
    so, the office manager has always been involved in the setting up, updating etc etc and still does, i have to work on the connectivity issues and installation of the software itself

    so um, which SIMS installer wizard? if it was the original server installation of SIMS then that was either done by the office manager or a CAPITA support person, so, no it was probably done wrong and thus is there a way to rectify it?

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    Re: SIMS Connect.ini default location

    Quote Originally Posted by PHolland
    Hi fellow techy peoples

    i've recently had the joyous task of loading SIMS on all the staff laptops etc for the wonderful e-registration, however there is something that is bugging me quite considerably

    once installed SIMS always defaults the location of the connect.ini file to c:\SIMS rather than S:\SIMS

    it also seems to do this for each profile on a machine, which is rather annoying if staff share a machine or hand a laptop to another member of staff for use

    is there a way to modify something in the installer that will tell SIMS that the default location to find the connect.ini file is S:\SIMS ?

    thanks

    Pete

    *edit*
    i did do a few searches but couldnt find anything much to do with specifying the location of the connect.ini pre-install
    You can copy the Connect.ini file to the c:\SIMS drive and if it defaults it will still load..

    You can also re run the installation and set the default drive in the configuration at nthe start of the install

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    Re: SIMS Connect.ini default location

    the installation of which you speak, is that the client installation or the server installation?

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    Re: SIMS Connect.ini default location

    The client application..

    Do you have a drive mappped for SIMS ?

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    Re: SIMS Connect.ini default location

    yeah its mapped to the S: drive

    *edit*

    odd, i've just looked at the settings for that install (simsinst) and cant see any reference to c:\sims
    it all seems to be pointing to the right places

    however, i have to say i never noticed that settings button tucked away in that corner before, thanks



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