Not sure if this will help or not, but in case it does, I thought I would share. This is rather dated by now, so there are probably better web resources on the topic by now?!?!?
We track various tips-n-tricks within our own internal GoldMine Knowledge Base. Here's what I have on this topic:
((( GM Installer not seeing mapped drive )))
From a client 1/30/2012:
This is the registry entry I used to get our win7 64bit pc to see the mapped network drive during installation. I found the info on microsoft's knowledgebase when googling for "msi not seeing mapped network drives".
For security reasons, I removed it after the install finished just in case it opens up msi installers to more than they would normally need.
John N. Note: You must REBOOT the PC whose registry entry was just changed/added, in order to benefit from the change.
Note: Another way around this issue, that’s often quicker and simpler, is to use a UNC path (e.g. \\servername\sharename\path) that points to the GM install folder without referencing a mapped drive.
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I understand that you've already attempted this suggestion in the final "Note" above. However, that's what's in our KB entry at the moment. :-)
Hope this helps.
I usually prefer to use UNC path over mapped drive. In this cases you can't use the browse button and Either I type the path or copy and past it.
Thanks Shaul, but that didn't work here. The GoldMine Installer saw the Micro SD as a Mapped Drive no matter what, and when I put in the UNC Path the Installer still rejected it and asked for a UNC Path. I even tried Mapping the Micro SD, and then using that UNC Path to no avail.
I haven't taken attention the fact that it is micro sd but I have a question that may give you a point.
Have you setup share on the micro sd????
Yes! I stated above:
"I even tried Mapping the Micro SD, and then using that UNC Path to no avail."
As you know, I had to setup a Share on the Micro SD in order to be able to Map it. Maybe you know another way around that.
Try To make the share not from the mapping meaning not from tools map network drive.
Just open windows explorer right click on MICRO SD and choose properties and go to sharing tab and click advance sharing (on windows 7).
In my experience there is a difference when you do the sharing as a mapped drive or this way. But may be I am wrong.
Thank you again Shaul, however, that is exactly how I did it. I even tried adding an Apps Folder and Sharing that to see if that would work.
Keep thinking on this, and maybe we'll find the answer.
Just a thought here. Is the UAC turned up? I find if you turn that down you see mapped drives. I don't know if the Pocket computer has this feature. But it is worth a look.
Hope I helped.
I don't have a solution for the installer issue but how about just installing GoldMIne to the C: drive then copy the GoldMine folder to the sd card ?
UAC is as low as it will go.
Tried that and when GoldMine runs, GoldMine Re-installs itself on the C: drive defeating the activity.
I bet it is looking at the registry. Can you get to it and change it to the new location?
Maybe you could convert it to a portable app?
How to Create Portable Versions of Applications in Windows 8.1 Using Cameyo
I haven't tried this, but their are different programs out there for making any software portable.
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Ok, this topic is just interesting enough that I decided to see how far I can screw up my own gm install....no big deal, but it was fun exercise.
1. Install GoldMine to c: drive (default locations) and make sure that you can run it and connect to the gm database.
2. Copy the c:\program files(x86)\goldmine folder to your SD card, d:\goldmine
3. Copy all the contents of c:\programdata\goldmine to d:\goldmine, overwrite matching destination files.
4. Uninstall GoldMine, yes uninstall.
5. Create a batch file right in d:\goldmine named registerall.bat and copy/paste the following lines
for %%1 in (d:\goldmine\*.ocx) do regsvr32 /s %%1
for %%1 in (d:\goldmine\*.dll) do regsvr32 /s %%1
6. Run the batch file as an Admintrator
7. Open gm.ini and remove the line Realini - save.
8. Open your user.ini and make sure that any path pointing to any goldmine path is now using d:\goldmine (i.e. mailbox attach folder, background image path and so on)
9. Run GoldMine.
Disclaimer: This is most likely unsupported by GoldMine and I don't know how you will be applying patches to it so you are on your own once you do this.
dexter @ dbxintegrations.com