SIMS.net: Unable to Set Application Role
A quick search of previous threads shows that people need a solution (and quickly) rather than needing the reason for this error. I'm not one of them. I don't have users who are panicked. We are using trusted authentication (local connect.ini which points to a connect.ini on the S: drive, which itself has the TrustedAuto property set). All users can log on... except me on the server. Obvs I have checked the connect.ini file on the C: drive of the server to ensure it points to the shared one on the mapped drive, and of course checked the drive is indeed mapped and accessible.
So with a view to being useful to others (and to solving my little issue), I'm interested in getting together a list of possible causes of this particular error:
"Unable to set application role" (error at SIMS logon)
For example, could this be the cause: my AD username is three chars. I noticed you can't set a *non* AD username of 3 chars or shorter. I'm sure this wouldn't be it. But maybe there is some validation that takes place when mapping the AD account to the application role? Or what about the fact my account is, in SIMS, not an 'employee' or 'teacher' but merely a 'user'?
Any other possible reasons?