If you are migrating SIMS to a new server this can refer to one or both of these jobs:
Transferring the SIMS SQL .mdf and .ldf files (i.e. the database files) to a new server.
The datatables that PARS uses are contained in the SIMS .mdf and .ldf files (there is no separate database), following the SIMS recommended procedures for relocating these files to a new SQL server will also transfer the PARS datatables. After reattaching the files to the new SQL server, make sure that SIMS .net workstation is functional on your PARS workstations (and PARS Connect IIS server if this is being used) and then run a PARS Service pack which will prompt you to enter the SQl SA password. No further work is required to get PARS up and running.
The SIMS file server hosts the shared SIMS folder. In many cases the s:\ is mapped to a shared network location containing the shared SIMS folder. Within this folder are various files important to PARS and PARS Connect. Transferring the contents of the shared SIMS folder (in particular SIMS\PARS) and ensuring your workstations have their SIMS.ini updated (if required) is all that is needed for PARS to remain functional.
In some cases (mainly where you are a school that have been using PARS for a few years before now) , you may find that after entering various credential the Service Pack is still displaying a message that it has been unable to locate the PARS database.
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