I'm trying to get Sims.net options working.
When I click on options from the main sims menu it seams to load up some crazy windows 3.1 window??
Then it asks me for a username and password.
Any ideas what it is?
If I don't enter a password it says "cannot find password file"
Do you have an option to select a user name, user type or something similar? If so, choose 'Manager', don't enter a password and click OK.
A screenshot might help. It could jog the memory as it sounds like an old SIMS module that may have been in use before Sims .Net?
I suggest you click the Help button after trying to open options. It will open with functionality greyed out.
You need to import the dataset from NT6 for next year to create a new implementation of Options!
I don't use Options but I think it only needs to have the band structure in place on the dataset.
I also guess that you need Timetabler rights in SysMan to be able to utilise it.
There are experts on SupportNet who use this functionality. Up to this year my dataset has contained too many bands/sub-bands for it to work!
Still can't get this working :(
It works fine under my account but not any teachers.
Can you show the screen before that error?
Quick question, you are licenced to use Options?
Sorry it doesn't ring a bell after all.
Have you tried the Capita Forums?
Here is the loading spash screen and login.
I guess we are licensed as it works under my admin account. I've checked the permissions and the teachers have timetabler rights.
I don't get why it needs a login, I thought all sims used SQL rights now?
Choose Manager and don't enter any password, click OK. Should get you in.
Also, there is a seperate permission (somewhere in there) for Options access, but should be linked to a role in SM
Keeps on saying "password file no found". Any idea where it should be?
Originally Posted by GREED
Should not be asking for this. Check that you have the licence file installed at S:/SIMS/SNOVA/... somewhere in here, it is called an O Licence file.
Also, check your SIMS.ini file, ensure the correct paths are set up:
Should look something like this (P is out SIMS network share, Avenger is the server name where SIMS is stored):
Note depending on your settings these might be slightly different.
SIMSDotNetDirectory=C:\Program Files\sims\sims .net
SIMS DIRECTORY=C:\Program Files\SIMS\FMSSQL
SIMS Field Navigator 8pt (VGA res)=SIMSFNAV.FON
SIMS Monospaced 6,8pt (VGA res)=SIMSMONO.FON
SIMS Clear 'a' font 8,10,12,14,18,24pt (VGA res)=SIMSCLRA.FON
SIMS Attendance Key 8pt (VGA res)=SIMSATT.FON
Looks like their is an incorrect redirection going on.
Failing all that, try a reinstall
@GREED - OMG! I think you need to get a new workstation or a least a fresh reinstall of XP ;)
Yes I think keeping in mind this .ini file is a year old now. Although at the time (barring the workstation number!) this I optimised to be as efficient, but generic to all workstations as possible.
Originally Posted by matt40k
Hopefully your not still installing SIMS Infrastructure v.1, not sure why you've got: SIMS DIRECTORY going to FMSSQL folder?
Again, year old.
At the time this was required to run FMS, nothing to do with SIMS.