Both FMS and SIMS use connect.ini files to help the applications find the databases. This F.A.Q. entry shows what a common connect.ini and FMSConnect.ini file looks like
CONNECT.INI – usually found in the shared SIMS folder – e.g. G:\SIMS
[SIMSConnection] Servername=<servername>\SIMS2008 Database=SIMS
The connect.ini file also supports redirecting to a central file
FMSConnect.ini – usually found in the shared SIMS Folder – e.g. G:\SIMS
[FMSConnection] Server=<servername>\SIMS2008 Database=FMS
Whilst redirection works in the the FMSConnect.ini it is not supported by Capita and will give strange behaviour if a user enters the wrong password.
Reviewed on 14/08/2020 – AT