I've logged a CR and would really appreciate as many votes as possible. Details of CR below:
Originally Posted by Rawns CRThe requirement for SOLUS3 to check in with Capita before adding new devices to Client Channels, or before using SOLUS3 to deploy software to devices is ridiculous. This is proved when yesterday (26/06/13) we were attempting to update a large number of school SOLUS3 environments by installing SIMS and FMS onto new workstations. This could not be achieved because Capita's servers could not be contacted resulting in the schools struggling because they only had a number of limited devices with SIMS .net and FMS working. Copying a SIMS .net folder between devices is not an appropriate solution to this either. Therefore all form of online checks should be removed for the purposes of adding devices into SOLUS3 and deploying software to existing devices. This functionality will cause issues if (like in yesterdays case) Capita's servers are unavailable, or if the school are experiencing internet connectivity issues. It also makes the possibility of recovering a school SIMS system in disaster recovery situation extremely difficult. SIMS .net, FMS6 or Discover should be able to be installed on demand without any form of 'online authorisation'.