MLS on Windows 8?

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MLS on Windows 8?

Postby rrusk9 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:09 pm

Like many other clerks, I keep a copy of MLS on a personal computer for running queries and reports from home. I recently purchased a computer running Windows 8. When I attempt to install MLS on this machine, the installer aborts complaining "Installer User Interface Mode Not Supported". It suggests using -i and one of silent, gui or console. I have tried all three, to no avail.

Has anybody succeeded in installing this yet? What did you have to do?

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Re: MLS on Windows 8?

Postby jdlessley » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:50 pm

rrusk9 wrote:Like many other clerks, I keep a copy of MLS on a personal computer for running queries and reports from home.
This is ill advised. It is against instruction provided in the 18 August 2009 Policies and Guidelines for Computers Used by Clerks for Church Record Keeping policy letter.

Since there are no stakes or units running Windows 8 we do not advise discussing the installation of MLS on a Windows 8 system in these forums at this time.
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Re: MLS on Windows 8?

Postby rrusk9 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:13 am

Hmm, I had not seen that. I had been trained prior to the issuance of that document that this was ok, approved and desirable. It certainly is helpful when you live far from church. I will bring my usage of mls in line with policy, and will mention this to our current stake clerk as a potential training item.

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Re: MLS on Windows 8?

Postby aebrown » Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:29 am

rrusk9 wrote:I had been trained prior to the issuance of that document that this was ok, approved and desirable.


I know that the same wording was in the March 2005 version of the policy, and I think it was included even before that. It's a longstanding policy.

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Re: MLS on Windows 8?

Postby rrusk9 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:09 am

I am on my way to train my trainer.

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Re: MLS on Windows 8?

Postby jdlessley » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:51 pm

jdlessley wrote:Since there are no stakes or units running Windows 8 we do not advise discussing the installation of MLS on a Windows 8 system in these forums at this time.
While policy prohibits installing MLS on personal computers with live data, installing MLS on personal computers with test data for training is permitted. Any discussions about installing MLS on Windows 8 for this purpose is acceptable.
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Re: MLS on Windows 8?

Postby russellhltn » Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:37 pm

I can see how that detail could have gotten missed. It's in a section of the document that's addressed specifically to the duties of the STS. I don't know as the document was distributed to clerks in general (At least not prior to LDSTech.) So I don't know as most clerks would be aware of it until it was pointed out to them.
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Re: MLS on Windows 8?

Postby johnshaw » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:44 am

Another in the long line of reasons to allow remote access to the clerk computer. It only makes sense. If the Leader website had been worked on for the last couple of years, it is likely at this point it would be a non-issue. But since it's development is nowhere to be seen, we NEED access to our computers remotely. I have clerks that Drive a hour to get to their computers. SLC tells them to spend 90 minutes on an upgrade... they spend 2 hours driving just to find out that the upgrade wasn't pushed out... etc....

I can only believe that the central office making these decisions believes that they can access an unlimited supply of hours from clerks that are in the field. They feel free to use these hours anytime they like without warning and without notification. As this continues to be the case (CUBS upgrade, MLS 3.5), I don't see the attitude changing anytime soon, we MUST HAVE remote access.

Please consider our families, please consider the time we spend supporting this application.
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Postby jdlessley » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:28 pm

JohnShaw wrote:Another in the long line of reasons to allow remote access to the clerk computer.
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