Scomis Hosted Application Connector

To connect to your hosted SIMS / FMS or other Scomis Hosted Application, whether at school or at home, you need to download and install the following software –

(1) Scomis Hosted Application Connector (v6.10)

(For 32bit or 64bit workstations)

What’s new in this release?

Please ensure that the Microsoft .net framework version 4.0 and above is enabled.

32bit 64bit

(2) Driverless Printing Client (v4.8.03)
Only needed when accessing Server 2008

Select either the 32bit or the 64bit version


Supported Clients

Window Version Notes
Windows 10 Tested from a clean installation of the Connector. Should you upgrade to Windows 10 and have any problems with the Connector please reinstall the Connector from the links above.The Scomis Hosted Applications Connector uses the Microsoft .net Framework, please ensure that you have a minimum of version 4.0 installed or enabled.

Please also refer to to check whether your version of Windows 10 is still supported by Microsoft. Scomis will not provide connector support for machines on older unsupported versions of Windows 10.

Please upgrade to a supported/newer version.

Windows 8
(All versions)
Some users report initial connection problems that can be solved following this
Windows 7 SP1 Windows 7 will no longer be supported from January 2020  – customers are advised to upgrade to Windows 10.  Scomis are not be able to guarantee connectivity from Windows 7 computers from this date and will not be able to provide diagnostics support.
Scomis Hosted Applications Connector uses the Microsoft .net Framework, please ensure that you have a minimum of version 4.0 installed or enabled.
Windows Server 2016/2019 Whilst users can connect from this Server OS we do not support nested remote desktop sessions, i.e. a user connecting to schools server then connecting from there to the Scomis Hosted Application Service.
Apple OSX / iOS For Apple Macbook Pro, Macbook Air please see:

For Ipad, Ipad Air & other Apple devices please see

Android Devices For Android based mobile devices and tablets please follow
ChromeOS Devices Modern Chromebooks which are compatible with Android apps so we would recommend using the Microsoft Remote Desktop Client client from the Google PlayStore and following the instructions for the Microsoft Remote Desktop Client
Web Browser Scomis are currently Beta Testing the Microsoft Remote Desktop Web Client software which will allow access to Scomis Hosted Applications via a web browser.  Please note that functionality will be limited.
  • NOTE:  Capita SIMS .net requires Microsoft Office Products for reporting, it is therefore the responsibility of all schools to ensure that all users and devices are covered for remote use rights by having a valid  Microsoft Office 2016 Licence (Standard Edition Minimum).

Unsupported Client Computers

If you are using any of the operating systems below, you should consider upgrading or replace the equipment as soon as possible.  Scomis may block access from these device.  These operating systems could lead to disclosure of your data, since these operating systems no longer receive security updates from Microsoft.

Windows 10 If your Windows 10 build is 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703 you should upgrade to the latest version – see 
Windows 7 Windows 7 will no longer be a supported operating system from January 2020
Windows Vista Windows Vista is no longer a supported operating system.
Windows XP Windows XP is no longer a supported operating system. 
Windows Server 2003 Windows Server 2003 is no longer a supported operating system.

If you have been directed to this FAQ to resolve a problem please be aware you need to be an “administrator” in Windows to install software so you may need a member of your IT Support team to install this update for you onto your computer.

School ICT Staff should read the following before deploying the application:

Related FAQs & Known Issues:

Version History

Scomis Hosted Applications

  • 5.00 – Initial release, Full MSI Version, HostedApps = 5.00 Bootstrap = 2013040401
  • 5.06 – Improved Connection testing routines
  • 5.10 – Seamless connectivity / New Connection tester application launched from help menu / Improved bootstrap
  • 5.30 – Carrier Neutral connectivity / Integrated Service Status
  • 5.40 – Resolved Windows 10 Creator update issue
  • 5.42 – Bug fixes for Windows 7 connectivity
  • 6.08 – Re-written version using .net Framework
  • 6.10 – Bug fixes for Windows 7 connectivity, added pre-authentication (password checking) and Always Use a gateway functions.

Driverless Printing Client

  • 4.6
  • 4.7.06 –
    • Added – – Support for Dynamic – Virtual Channels, which fixes connection – issues in RDSH and RemoteApp
    • Fixed – Margin – issue with certain paper sizes in MS Office
  • 4.8.0 –
    • Added – Enhanced compression for print data, up to 6x faster printing
    • Added – Switch – to reset printer defaults – after each print job
    • Added – – Log rotation – and size management
    • Fixed – Communication errors with Simplify – License Service
    • Fixed – Services change logging modes without – restart
    • Fixed Margin – and output issues
    • Fixed Xerox printers – forcing wrong paper type
    • Fixed Font selection – issues
    • Fixed Font rotation – issues
  • 4.8.02 – June 2015
    • Improved embedding of temporary and subset fonts
    • fixed possible crash when enumerating irregular fonts
    • fixed issue were client logs could cause mstsc.exe to hang
    • fixed possible BSOD on session logon
    • fixed issue in Server 2012 were connecting an RDP virtual channel would cause an unrecoverable error
    • fixed issue were logging could prevent a process from correctly exiting


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