SchoolComms on Hosted Applications

Recent updates to Schoolscomms and various other supplier websites means that those companies no longer develop their websites to function with the version of Internet Explorer that is available within the Hosted Applications environment.

Our technical team have evaluated the options available to the platform and are currently in the process of upgrading our servers to ‘Server 2016’ from ‘Server 2008’. This will allow the version of Internet Explorer within the Hosted environment to be updated. It is currently in pilot and scheduled to be fully implemented by September 2018.

What we’ve tried:

  • Upgrading Internet Explorer – we already have the latest version of Internet Explorer for Server 2008
  • A different browser – Alternate browsers are not supported on Server 2008 and would have unpredictable effects on the platform
  • Virtualise the latest version of Internet Explorer – This is not possible as this is not supported by Microsoft

Work around:

Customers can still access the Schoolcomms websites using their own computers internet browser and can use the links below


Scheduled Tasks for SchoolComms:

Customers may want to use Scheduled Tasks to update SchoolComms however unfortunately this functionality is currently not supported on a Hosted Environment. This is due to the SchoolComms software not being able to specify an individual schools data on a server so it won’t work.


We have spoken to SchoolComms and added this functionality to their wishlist but they will only move it into development if schools contact them showing interest. So if you would like to have a scheduled task setup in Scomis Hosted for SchoolComms please contact SchoolComms and tell them they are currently hosting their SIMS data with Scomis and would like to use Scheduled Tasks to update their SchoolComms.

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