# Connect.ini

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The Connect.ini file is a text file used by both SIMS and PARS to locate the SIMS database. Connect.ini files are found in two locations:

2) The local SIMS folder (usually C:\Program Files\SIMS\SIMS .net)
3) The shared SIMS directory (often S:\SIMS)

The text in the file may look like this:

```[SIMSConnection]
ServerName=myServer\sims
DatabaseName=SIMS
```

The file can also contain other information that is not relevant to PARS.

In the event that the servername or database name is wrong or has changed, the file can be edited via a text editor such as Notepad.

The Connect.ini file must not include a redirect