Upgrading a workstation brings error GoldMine files were detected, but no dbalias.ini file could be located. Setup cannot upgrade this installation. Please try another location to install GoldMine.

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    Upgrading a workstation brings error GoldMine files were detected, but no dbalias.ini file could be located. Setup cannot upgrade this installation. Please try another location to install GoldMine.

    The error you are receiving is normally due to an invalid pointer in the gm.ini on the local machine or the server share of GoldMine.


    Resolution

     

    On the local workstation:

    1. Browse to the GM.INI in C:\Program Files\GoldMine (on 32-bit Windows OS) or C:\Program Files (x86)\GoldMine (on 64-bit Windows OS) when GoldMine was installed with default options or on custom installations where GoldMine client was installed
    >> there should be NO other GM.INIs on the client (maybe rename all of them or make sure they 100% do NOT interfere with the GoldMine installation)
    2. Open the file with Notepad
    3. verify  that ONLY and a CORRECT REALINI= entry to the application server's  shared GoldMine exists, either as UNC-path (preferred), a mapped  drive or the GoldMine server's IP address. 
    the entry may look like

    [GoldMine]
    REALINI=\\servername\sharename\gm.ini

    Note:
    - the string must include the ending gm.ini and may contain a mapped drive path (G:\GoldMine\gm.ini)
    - the path must be available from your workstation, you can copy/paste the path in to the run command by clicking start >> run or start >> paste the path in to the search box


    On the GoldMine application server:

    on Windows 2008 or higher with a default OS shared installation
    a. in program files/program files (x86)\GoldMine
    verify that ONLY and a CORRECT REALINI= entry to the application server's shared GoldMine exists, either as a local path to C:\ProgramData\GoldMine or a UNC-path, a mapped drive or the GoldMine server's IP address. 

    [GoldMine]
    REALINI=C:\ProgramData\GoldMine\gm.ini

    Note:
    - the string must include the ending gm.ini
    -  the path must be available from the server, you can copy/paste  the path in to the run command by clicking start >> run or start  >> paste the path in to the search box


    b. in C:\ProgramData\GoldMine the GM.INI needs to have a proper SYSDIR entry set to the UNC path (preferred) or mapped drive (which needs to be identical for all networked clients) or the IP-Address of the server's GoldMine share


    on Windows 2003 or custom install on all OS

    - on the application server there will be only one single GM.INI which needs to have a proper SYSDIR entry set to the UNC path (preferred) or mapped drive (which needs to be identical for all networked clients) or the IP-Address of the GoldMine share
    >> there should be NO other GM.INIs on the application server (maybe rename all of them or make sure they 100% do NOT interfere with the GoldMine installation)

    the entry may look like

    [GoldMine]
    SYSDIR=\\servername\sharename\

    Additional Note:
    ONLY when all of the above will not lead to a resolution and when the upgrade is performed on a networked client: The GoldMine or System Administrator may use as final resource the following steps. These are considered officially as not supported but should also  make it possible to upgrade then (now it will be a complete fresh install due to the missing references of the original installation)


    - Verify and if necessary delete
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\FrontRange Solutions
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths [gmw.exe | gmw7.exe | gmw6.exe]
    (on 32 bit environments)
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\FrontRange Solutions\
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths [gmw.exe | gmw7.exe | gmw6.exe]
    (on 64 bit environments)

    - Program Files (x86)\GoldMine
    - ProgramData\GoldMine
    (the installpath of GoldMine which is usually the above by default)

    - GoldMine entry from the Windows Program and Features