17 Nov 2016
How to create an FMS Data Export User In the Autumn 2016 release of FMS the FMS Reviewer account will have been removed and is no longer available for third parties to…
2 Sep 2016
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…
30 Aug 2016
SchoolChooser is an application that allows a single Scomis Hosted Applications user ID and password to be used with multiple schools on the Hosted Platform.  The initial versions of SchoolChooser allowed users…
7 Jun 2016
The Explorer window along with Open and Save dialog boxes features a Favourite Links section.  This essentially contains short cuts to frequent locations.  Normally users can create a shortcut to this location…
2 Dec 2015
If you experience issues accessing printers in older applications such as FMS or Exams Organiser when accessing the Scomis Hosted Applications Service. This tip might help resolve issues such as "Error 218"…
9 Oct 2015
This FAQ answers questions about the SIMS Terminal Server 2003 - End of Life and what it means to users of the Scomis Hosted SIMS platform.  If you have a question that…
17 Apr 2015
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25 Feb 2015
An updated version of AutoUpdate is now available. The new version runs as a Windows Service which has sufficient access permissions to check and update the installed SIMS .net applications folder. This…
20 Jan 2015
Google and SWGfL Internet Filtering Changes Google searches utilise encryption technologies for added security and where this has previously been optional, it will be made mandatory by them in early February 2015.…
7 Oct 2014
SIMS.ini is used be the Capita SIMS .net and related applications to store the file paths and settings used by the application and software updaters. It is always located in the C:\Windows…
The HOSTS file is a method of bypassing Domain Naming Services (DNS) for host lookups.  It is often used to identify local network computers or to redirect/fake the address of another computer.…
25 Sep 2014
Schools who use Third party applications that integrate with SIMS .net will gradually transition to the Scomis VPN version of the External Connector.  This solution uses OpenVPN to create a secure connection…
9 Sep 2014
In order to view web pages when using a SWGfL internet connection within school you will need to set Internet Explorer to use a SWGfL proxy Server.   To do this: Open…
5 Sep 2014
Corero (Resource32) is a finance application which uses a client application and back end database server.  For a Hosted Applications Customer, Resource32 is installed in a folder on the schools F:\ Drive…
27 Jun 2014
ContactGroup Data Exporter is used for exporting Schools MIS data to be used with the ContactGroup cloud platform. Currently Data Exporter is used for the following services; * CallParents * LookedAfterCall  …
19 Jun 2014
The HCSS FPS Web companion (Budget Planning Tool) software is now available to be accessed from within the Scomis Hosted Application Environment without having to use the previous method of selecting the PS…
6 Feb 2014
A fault was identified with the Scomis Backup Control utility which results in a SIMS .net database backup not functioning as expected.  The fault has been tracked to a database version name…
10 Dec 2013
If you use Corero for sending orders or remittance advice Emails, you may wish to further configure Outlook to allow replies to automatically be returned to the schools email address. Please ensure…
Corero is a financial package that has the ability to send remittance and orders via email, removing the need to print out and fax/mail completely. Sections in this article: Getting Outlook Setting…
3 Dec 2013
Groupcall Emerge is an application which allows mobile access to pupil details such as medical information, next of kin and other useful information.  However Emerge actually excels at being a means to…
24 Sep 2013
PS Financials is a financial suite that can be hosted on Scomis Hosted Applications.  The suite of applications has a number of configuration files that are used at various stages.  These config…
Following requests from schools who use Corero, a new tool is available that will help to synchronise a folder from the schools workstation/network with a folder on the Hosted Applications Service network…
20 Sep 2013
Occasionally the network administrators disable the Screwdrivers control panel which means that user are unable to set preferences of printers that are available within a Remote Desktop session. The following scripts can…
28 Mar 2013
**************************************UPDATE************************************** https://gateway.scomis.org has been replaced with our new connector. Please download the connector from http://www.scomis.org/go/hosted instead of following this faq. **************************************UPDATE**************************************     Some users have reported that using the Hosted Applications…
13 Mar 2013
Top 15 Windows 8 Shortcut Keys. With the changes made to Windows with the introduction of Windows8 and the new Metro tile interface some important items are no longer accessible in the…