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    SIMS.net needing Admin account?

    Hi all,

    This is my first role within a school environment, and so my first opportunity to get to know SIMS.net. Yay!

    When I arrived, things were in a bad shape. Let's just say, I've now removed Domain Admin rights from the entire SLT.

    I have just noticed that the office personnel also have admin rights (local). Is this needed for SIMS? Can I demote them without SIMS breaking?

    Many thanks in advance
    Matt

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    if you look in your sims setupd folder you should find a batch file call simsperm.bat.

    This is all you should need to apply to a specific group to allow the rights required to run SIMS .net

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcshammer_dj View Post
    if you look in your sims setupd folder you should find a batch file call simsperm.bat.

    This is all you should need to apply to a specific group to allow the rights required to run SIMS .net
    Fantastic, thanks Mcshammer! I'll make a new OU for them then.

    Appreciated!

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    Please note that's just so they can apply the upgrades themselves. Windows 7 needs additional steps - unless simsperm.bat been updated??

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    Please note that's just so they can apply the upgrades themselves. Windows 7 needs additional steps - unless simsperm.bat been updated??
    I apply the upgrades through SOLUS. They're running Vista/XP, no Win7 machines in there at the moment.

    Could I just check - SIMS definitely doesn't need admin rights to operate day-to-day, it's just for the updating procedure?

    Many thanks for all your help - appreciate it!

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    It doesn't need Admin rights, no. Just file permissions on the SIMS folder and (IIRC) a file in the Windows system folder.

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    windows\temp permissions over sims.ini etc. should be fine for xp. vista should be okay, it's only win7 that gets really fussy.
    all the info from simsperm.bat should cover xp, and i don't think it's been updated for win7 @matt40k but there was a thread where someone was trying out a policy to replicate simsperm for win7.
    @MattHarwood, try it out on one of your staff and see what happens. I remember our old support team, always used to say, give them at least power user rights on the local machine, which helps with other programs not just SIMS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deKay View Post
    It doesn't need Admin rights, no. Just file permissions on the SIMS folder and (IIRC) a file in the Windows system folder.
    I would also give rights to parts of the registry. We had a setup with addons, and they never updated properly when we only went for the above option.

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    I'm surprised Matt hasn't mentioned it, but they need very little permission if you deploy SIMS to the clients via #SOLUS3
    If you use something like SLG or other third party software - you could even do away with the need to have client software installed at all.

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    Hahaha - true, but I don't like installing new stuff around Census. I'm too much of a wimp

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    We're all W.I.M.P.s Gone are the DOS days, it's SIMS .net :P

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