Creating an MSI to deploy SIMS .net is quite time consuming, so in an effort to reduce the demands upon my time. I set about designing an MSI that didn’t have to be updated 3 times a year. The end result is a downloadable MSI package that can be used by schools for deploying SIMS on there RM Community Connect Networks and ordinary Windows Active Directory based networks. In the past, every time a new SIMS common platform was introduced a new MSI needed to be created, tested and then released, not an easy task when there are demands on the latest release being installed in schools. This has usually resulted in burning the midnight oils to get a package to a school for the following day.
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