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    Migration to new server = slow sims logon

    Hi all,
    I've just migrated our SIMS.net to a new server and on the server I can open SIMS and FMS absolutely fine, really quick and snappy (a huge leap on our 8yo SIMS server). However, on the workstations SIMSLOAD takes ages to complete and once you've put in your credentials it takes another significant amount of time to come up with the SIMS application. Once it's loaded it works fine, reports take no time at all, it just takes ages to load initially.

    I've changed the connect.ini on S:\SIMS to

    ServerName=<newserver>\sims2008
    DatabaseName=Sims

    and on the workstations the connect.ini redirects to S:\sims

    Is there something else I should have changed? The S Drive has been remapped to the new server so I'm stumped as to why it's taking so long to load

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    Look at the sims.ini file in c:\windows most likely the setup path is pointing to the UNC path of the old server rather then s:\sims

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    *facepalm* That'll be it (hopefully). Is there anything In C:\windows for FMS? I've changed the FMSconnect.ini in \Program files\sims\FMS because that was coded for the old server.

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    In the same sims.ini there is the fms applications path

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Look at the sims.ini file in c:\windows most likely the setup path is pointing to the UNC path of the old server rather then s:\sims
    That is exactly the problem I had with my server migration. I ended up writing a script to fix it on all 150 staff laptops and admin machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjatkn View Post
    That is exactly the problem I had with my server migration. I ended up writing a script to fix it on all 150 staff laptops and admin machines.
    It it is the case and you have turned the old one off either a script which colts down on startup or add a dns entry alias for oldserver pointing to new server and it should work

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    Yep it was the SIMS.ini in C:\Windows, cheers guys, all is running well now

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