Strange SIMS and Office 2003 Issue
SIMS has started to do some weird things since term started this year when running reports.
We are using XP and Office 2003. SIMS is (was) at June 2009 (now updated to August).
When running a report (any report) that uses Excel, it pops up the excel 'enable macros' box and then Excel disappears and does nothing at all sometimes for a hour or so before the report Finlay comes up. Of course, by this time the user has tried to run it several times and so their PC complains. Excel is running in the background all the time according to Task Manager.
This is happing on all machines and still does it after the August update has been applied and the server (and workstation) rebooted. Nothing has changed over the holidays to the server or the workstations and it was functioning correctly before.
Naturally I can't get down the corridor without being 'moaned' at about this but Capita seem to have no other reports of this happening so I though I'd ask the people who use it as well if anyone else is having this problem.