Installing the SIMS Schoolcomms Plugin


The below procedures will need to be carried out on each machine where the SIMS.Net application is installed

For the vast majority of users, the plugin files will automatically be copied to the folder on the workstation when Schoolcomms is launched – this may prompt the user for a local administrator login depending on the permissions on your school network.

If the plugin copies successfully, you will see a success message to confirm this. Proceed to the Enabling the SIMS plugin section below in order to enable this in SIMS.

If the automatic copying fails, firstly ensure that the Schoolcomms-SIMS integration is correctly configured by following the instructions here  – you will need to ensure that the SIMSDotNetDirectory is correct within the SIMS.ini file. Once updated, the plug-in should successfully install when Schoolcomms is next launched on the PC.

Alternatively, you can manually install the plug-in file by following the below steps:

  • Download the plugin zip file from the following link:
  • Before unzipping the file, right-click on the file and select Properties
  • From here, tick the Unblock checkbox and click Apply
  • Unzip the file
  • Copy the iSchoolcommsSimsPlugin.dll file from this unzipped folder into the following folder: C:\Program Files\SIMS\SIMS .net\Plugins\PartnerLinks (or equivalent depending on the location of your SIMS installation).

Please click here to assist you with enabling the SIMS Plugin