Fatal Error generated when accessing areas of FMS
This is usually a permissions issue where the user does not have create/write permissions for the directory path where the FMS SQL database is located eg: c:\program files\sims\fmssql or the user does not have permissions to the LOCKDIR directory containing the PDOXUSRS.NET file.
Make sure there is a LOCKDIR directory in the main Sims folder eg G:\Sims\Lockdir
Go to Start>Control Panel>BDE Administrator>Configuration
Expand the tree to Configuration>Drivers>Native>Paradox
Set NETDIR to the directory as above eg G:\Sims\LOCKDIR
On the tree go to Configuration>System>Init
Set LOCAL SHARE to TRUE
Delete any pdoxusrs.net files from the root of C:\
The workstation may need a reboot but this isn’t always necessary.
If this is a locally installed version of FMS then try another user logged onto the workstation or use an administrator account – maybe the user profile needs replacing.
NB – this can also affect other older software such as Exams