A valid gm.ini file cannot be found in the path specified during install on Windows Home Edition versions

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    Details

    A valid gm.ini file cannot be found in path specified during install on Windows Home Edition versions


    Resolution

     

    [CAUSE]
    - The server is refusing the installer's request for access to the GoldMine directory because the Windows machine is not part of a domain.  (This is a restriction in Windows Home Editions)
    - Use the below method to install all Windows Home Edition machines

    [RESOLUTION]
    1.  Install GoldMine to connect to a new database
    2.  Install Demo Data with GoldMine
    3.  Cancel when installer asks for serial number
    4.  Edit C:\Program Files\GoldMine\GM.ini
        Change the entry RealIni=\\<servername>\GoldMine\GM.ini


    5.  Save the file
    6.  In C:\ProgramData\GoldMine, delete dbalias.ini, flags.bin, gm.ini, and LicenseGM94.bin
    7.  Start GoldMine
    8.  If asked for path to license, enter UNC path to server's GoldMine directory, followed with a trailing backslash '\'
    9.  Log into GoldMine, and make sure you can see your contacts
    10. Delete the demo database from the SQL server before installing on the next workstation