SIMS error when using GPP drive mapping - solution?
Bit of a head scratcher this one, but it seems to be working now, just posting it up if anyone else finds this problem.
I have moved from a logon script mapping drive letters to using Group Policy Preferences on Server 2008 R2. For staff, I have SIMS setup as the S: drive, so I used the 'Create' option, set the network location for connect.ini, and logged on as a user.
Under these circumstances, when SIMS is run, it checked for updates and installed one that was pending. It then brought up the classic 'Incorrect S:\SIMS connect.ini' error, which you get if you try running SIMS without the drive mapped. However, the drive appeared to be there, and would open fine when double-clicked on. Once it had been opened in Explorer, SIMS would then load.
Turns out this is due to using the 'Reconnect' tick box in the Drive Mapping popup. It doesn't actually seem to properly reconnect the drive when using this, but instead just maps the letter ready to be connected. By turing off the tick box, SIMS now loads fine.
Another note is that after moving from .kix scripts for printer assignment on logon, and GPP for drive letter mapping, my logon times seem to have dropped dramatically, so a positive step.