15 Jan 2013
The DCC Policy for workstations with access to sensitive or restricted material: Password protected screen savers (with a 10 minute inactivity time lock) should be applied.  This should be done on all…
5 May 2011
Log on to FMS with sufficient permissions to manage users. From the menu choose Tools | Manage Users. A window like the one below should appear listing your users of FMS The…
The Scomis_apps database is the new name for P7_Contracts database. This means that the database no-longer contains disposable data and must be migrated to new servers as part of a server move.…
The Scomis backup control program helps to manage the scheduled backup of SQL attached databases. Ensure that a Windows user account called Backup exists on the workstation and is a member of…
If you are having problems accessing SIMS, try looking at the following points. Ensure the firewall is disabled and the MSSQLSIMS service is running Make sure the correct TCP/IP settings are set…
On the workstation, create a batch file C:\MapDrives.bat Edit the file so it reads as: NET USE G: \\%computername%\Public NET USE F: \\%computername%\Whole If you are accessing a specific server, change the…
The Windows 7 firewall helps to keep your computer a little more secure, however it will need to be configured to allow File and Printer sharing as well as allowing SQL traffic…
4 May 2011
The Common Start Menu is a version of the All Programs that is displayed to every user of the computer. On Windows XP the Common Start Menu folder used to be stored…
3 May 2011
When connecting a hard disk drive to a computer, Windows will automatically assign a drive letter.  However you may need to specifically name a drive to ensure consistency when working with files. Click Start…
The Scomis workstation server shares files across the network using a standard share arrangement. Servers will typically have a WHOLE and PUBLIC folder available for network users to connect to.  These are…
Windows Update is usually configured to check for updates at least once a week.  However you may need to run Windows Update manually from time to time. Click Start Type "Windows Update"…
21 Feb 2011
How to add the mapped drives required for SIMS & FMS to an admin workstation and/or fileserver.   Left click on "Start" Select Computer in "Start menu" Left click on Map network…