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As you are probably aware, all the Server 2008R2 systems have to
be off the network by June. We've had several states contact us
about moving the TwinEngines applications to a Server 2012R2
environment. The applications will run in this environment without
a problem. We've developed a FAQ for moving to the Server 2012R2
We are still working through the 1100 or so STIGS that need to
be applied to the web and database servers in that environment and
update our Sys Admin and Security Guide. We will send that out when
it is available.
NGB/DA has recently started fielding an application called
AppLocker which is being used to block any applications that are
installed outside of the Program Files folder. Previous versions of
PERMS Integrator installed by default to the C:\PERMS Integrator
folder. In the latest version (8.2) we've changed the installer to
put it back to the Program Files folder. We still use working
folders in the C:\PERMS Integrator folder, but the application runs
from the Program Files\PERMS Integrator folder now so AppLocker
should not interfere with it.
A new version of RCAS is making its way through the states right
now. We've had issues in some states with running the 11GR2 client
in order to access the RCAS database. So far, our recommendation
has been to install the 12C Oracle client and that seems to have
resolved the issue. Oddly, the error appears to have to do with a
Login denied message instead of anything that would point to your
version of the Oracle client.
Also, if you are using the AITSDBA account to access the RCAS
database, you should change to using the VTE_USER login. This
account was set up for us by RCAS for the TwinEngines applications
to use. See the RCAS bulletin titled "Database Server Reporting
The new version of the Discharges application is now available.
You can download it from the "BETA Releases" section of our
downloads site here:
This version includes the 20140731 version of the NGB22 form.
Still waiting on the final approval from NGB to use that form, but
hopefully that will come any day now.
This version includes a lot of new functionality and features
and will change your workflow of how you process NGB22s. If your
state is interested in doing a demo/training for the new system,
just contact me and we can set that up.
The new release of the TwinEngines Web App Suites includes some
new features and enhancements to Case Management. We've improved
the email notifications and done further integration with Adobe
forms to make it easier to route PDFs through a completion/approval
process. With this version you can now set up a case that will
pre-populate a PDF with data from the database (e.g. Soldier Name,
Rank, or anything else you can pull from the database), then route
that form through different users. Each time the form is routed to
a new person, an email notification goes out alerting the user of
the task and it includes the latest copy of the PDF as an
attachment. The user that the case is assigned to also gets an
email notification each time a task has been completed along with
the latest copy of the form. This provides instant feedback of
where the document is in the approval process. You can also use
form fields within the PDF to determine different routing/approval
processes based off of what is put into the PDF.
For your convenience, here is a list of each of the products and
their current version. Check the Release Notes in each system to
make sure you have the latest version.
*Includes Awards Tracking, Case Management, Evaluations,
Recruiting, Retention, and Enlisted Promotions.
You can download these from: http://nationalguard.twinegines.com/support/downloads.aspx