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    IEP Writer V3 and Windows Server 2008 SIMS Install

    Ok I am hoping someone can tell me where I am going wrong here ;

    Rebuilt my SIMS Server and Upgraded to Server 2008 OS and SQL 2008 R2 Full (from SVR 2003 and SQL 2005 Express). I had IEP Writer working on the old server fine. I now find that it works perfectly on the Server but when a user tries to launch IEP Writer from SIMS it goes in no problem. As soon as they hit "Preview" they get "Cannot create file E:\SIMS\SIMS\IEPV3\Students\studentname Oct 2011.IEP"

    Have I set a path wrong somewhere? Or is itthe Windows Server 2008 Firewall blocking something? The IEP Writer program launches fine just cant click preview and then print IEPs?

    Hope that makes sense to someone out there!

    EDIT : I have even tried changing the IEP Ini file to point to L (our SIMS and IEP mapped drive) but still get same error except now it says "Cannot create file L:\blah blah"

    HELP.
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    What is E:, where is it, and how is it mapped? If it's a win7 client, it could be do to with who mapped the drive. Can you try runas administrator, to see if that helps. It sounds more like permissions that config.

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    @vikpaw - E is the actual drive letter of the drive on the Server where IEP Writer is installed. Like I said I tried changing all lines that pointed to E in the ini file to L (which is the mapped SIMS /IEP writer drive) but still wont write to it. I agree that it sounds like permissions but I have given SIMS users Full Control of the IEP folder that it tries to write to but still no go. IEP is luanched from within SIMS so not sure how I would do a runas but it doesnt work for me and I am an administrator (unless I run it on the server). I also allowed IEP through the windows Server Firewall.

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    Ok - Sorted - For some reason the ini file had
    L:\SIMS\SIMS\IEPV3

    instead of L:\SIMS\IEPV3

    Adjusted all instances of this in the ini file and its now working.

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    I'd have run SIMS as Admin, so it and everything it does is done in that context, but it wasn't needed. Glad it's sorted.

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