It was great to meet customers at Kronosworks last week in Las Vegas. Microsoft had two packed sessions – one in the Retail and the other in the Healthcare track. At our booth we met lots of customers who were excited about the 6.2 release and support for Microsoft Hyper-v, SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. We are seeing a lot of interest in existing workforce central customers who are on other platforms (iSeries, Oracle) and want to streamline their support costs as they upgrade to WFC 6.1 and 6.2. If you are interested in the migration procedure please drop a comment to this blog and I will outline some considerations during an upgrade/migration.
I have listed below which Microsoft technologies are supported at each Kronos WFC Tier with the release of 6.2.
Microsoft SSRS 2008 (32 and 64 bit) Microsoft SSRS 2005 (32 and 64 bit)
Microsoft SSRS 2008 (32 and 64 bit)
Microsoft SSRS 2005 (32 and 64 bit)
I find it interesting that Kronos says they only support Vista 32 bit as the client. This is also the first I've seen it in print. I've had it running (myself and customers) without complications on Vista64 for years. What do you think the reasoning is? It's also working well btw on IE9 beta <g>.
I decided to take the bold step and install 6.2 on Win 2008/Sql Server 2008.
For the most part install went ok, but the extra security enhancements in Win 2008 was choking the process.
I was not able to get IE 8.0.7600 to work on the server to connect to WFC. I saw the logon screen but it took everything I typed, erased the fields, and no error message
I also could not run GoToAssist when the Kronos tech support person wanted to view my session.
I tried a client station running Win XP and then I could open a portal to WFC. I entered the superuser login and it said the database was "Offline".
SQL Server 2008 said all was well, so I don't know what its problem was.
I was able to connect to WFC from the client by using the "OfflineLogon" path in the URL. This allowed me to check the settings and everything looked ok.
That's where I am now. I'm waiting for Kronos Tech support to see about getting farther.
@Rod Hills, if you are still having an issue, email me at ken [at] lassesen [dot] com and I will see if I can assist further on the issue.