Please Use the New Mini Solus Installation Method. Using this MSI will break your SIMS installation.
As always happens, there is an update to SIMS and I am the last person to know. Mean while Schools are installing the Summer 2004 update on there systems. This is normally not going to cause an issue, but there if you have used the MSI package that I have previously released through this site, then you will be in for a spot of bother.
Because of the nature of MSI files, they have the ability to self-repair. What this means is that when the SIMS Online updating application (SOLUS) detects that there is a newer version of SIMS on the network it starts updating the local workstation. SIMS appears to work after SOLUS has finished, but the next time SIMS .net is launched SIMS no longer works – allsorts of error messages appear, etc.
Once again, I will remind Schools to check for a new MSI BEFORE they install an upgrade to SIMS, otherwise you will have problems that your helpline support will not be able to help you with.
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