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    another SOLUS3 post

    What is the point in SOLUS3 ?

    What I thought this would do is allow Capita updates to be downloaded for install later. So we could be sure that all the clients were ready before the install, to avoid the annoying SIMSLOAD running through a 20 minute update when people want to do their register. Yet what it appears to do is push the updates to machines centrally, and make it so only a restricted number of clients can update at a time.

    Have I missed something ?

    I think I'll ignore it and keep on doing things the way that works, even if it is slow, at least we can see what is happening. We had an engineer from Capita in to do the install for this and Discover about a week ago, and we're still sorting through all the problems he left us with.

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    SOLUS3 will do that, you just dont deploy the update until you are ready. Though I just deploy it when I feel I can, usually first thing in the morning. As soon as the workstations boot up SOLUS updates the clients if an update has been deployed while the pc has been off.

    Saying that most of our registers are done on netbooks using a remote apps server, so one point to update SIMS on.

    That is when SOLUS on the server is playing ball.

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    It can also deploy onto new machines complete with everything else that is required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by User3204 View Post
    What I thought this would do is allow Capita updates to be downloaded for install later.
    It can download the actual installers etc onto the server on a schedule, you can download the client installers to the client if you schedule it in advance, so say you go to deploy the release, but schedule for 2 weeks time. If you don't schedule it, when you hit the deploy now, it'll have to download it then, which SOLUS3 will limit because 100's of workstations downloading at ones = dead server. Ok, maybe not dead server, but poor performance.

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    and make it so only a restricted number of clients can update at a time.
    Pretty sure you can increase the number in the settings panel

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    Have I missed something ?
    Hopefully

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    We had an engineer from Capita in to do the install
    Clearly I'm working for the wrong company, dare I ask how much that cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    It can download the actual installers etc onto the server on a schedule, you can download the client installers to the client if you schedule it in advance, so say you go to deploy the release, but schedule for 2 weeks time. If you don't schedule it, when you hit the deploy now, it'll have to download it then, which SOLUS3 will limit because 100's of workstations downloading at ones = dead server. Ok, maybe not dead server, but poor performance.
    Ah.. this is what happens when you're too busy to read the documentation.

    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    Pretty sure you can increase the number in the settings panel
    yeah, but when I did this, it killed the server off.

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    Hopefully
    Cool.

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    Clearly I'm working for the wrong company, dare I ask how much that cost?
    I usually only pay about 600-900, for an engineer/contractor per day, but I didn't arrange the visit, and I think it was around 1500, and he left it not working.



    I hadn't noticed the scheduling part, this should do what I need.



    The main advantaage would be if I could run two (or more) versions of of the SIMS client against the server, this way it wouldn't matter if I hadn't managed to upgrade them all.

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