SIMS FMS - 6.83 to 6.85 upgrade issues
Okies, I know I am very far behind on this one, but having taken over SIMS FMS support last year, it took me long enough to migrate it to a new server before looking into the upgrade path. We do not use SIMS.net for our MIS so it is not installed on the server.
I've logged things with Capita to whom we do pay annual support for FMS but they are not exactly helpful given support on 6.83 is no longer available.
I obviously have a working 6.83 installation on a Windows 2003 SP2 Server with SQL Server 2005. I have replicated this installation on a test server to sort out the upgrade process before upgrading the live system.
I have the 6.85 upgrade CD and the 6.91 CD. If I run Solus.exe from the 6.85 CD I am told:
The SIMS.INI file does not contain a setting indicating the location of the SIMS.net Progam Files. Please indicate where SOLUS can find the SIMS.net Program files by setting the SIMS.INI file correctly.
If I download the latest Solus is tells me:
This machine could not be validated as a SIMS/FMS workstation or SQL Server. This installer requires valid entries for SIMS or FMS to be present in the SIMS.ini located in the system folder e.g. C:\Windows
My SIMS.INI contents are:
[CONFIG32] Params=c:\vol1\SIMS\FMS\SQL\ c:\SQLANY50\ c NamedPipes,TCPIP
I am so far lost in what I should be doing to get this upgrade to work. If anyone can point me in the right direction I would be eternally grateful!