Connect to SQL Server 2012 Express Over the Network

Mark Berry December 18, 2012

I’ve recently installed SQL Server 2012 Express SP1 under Windows Server 2012 Essentials. I’m using it to host GoldMine CRM databases. There is so much information about network and firewall access, I wanted to write down what worked for me.


GoldMine 9 Zip Code Refresh

Mark Berry December 17, 2012

I’ve been using GoldMine for CRM since 1992, starting with version 3.2 for DOS. Sometime early on, I obtained and imported a Zip Code database. Very handy:  just type in a 5-digit Zip, and GoldMine fills in the City and State.

I figure after 15+ years, maybe it’s time to refresh the Zip list so I started testing. I expected there to be changes. What I didn’t expect is that the list would go from 75,927 values down to 42,318. Why are there 33,000 fewer entries now?


Error 1327 Invalid Drive Installing GoldMine on Workstation

Mark Berry August 18, 2012

I installed GoldMine 9.2 on an SBS 2008 server with no problem. But when I tried to do a workstation install on a Windows 7 virtual machine, the installer could not see the mapped drive to the server’s GoldMine installation.


Announcing MCB GoldLink to 3CX

Mark Berry July 2, 2012

MCB Systems is pleased to announce the availability of MCB GoldLink to 3CX.

MCB GoldLink to 3CX graphic

GoldLink to 3CX links your GoldMine CRM software with your 3CX phone system. You can auto-dial outbound calls, find GoldMine records of callers based on CallerID, add history items for each each inbound and outbound call, and even add links to recordings made by 3CX.

For more information or to download a free trial, visit the MCB GoldLink to 3CX product page.


GoldMine Time Bomb Triggered in 2011

Mark Berry January 8, 2011

GoldMine Date Issue 1 When I started GoldMine 6.5 for the first time in 2011, I was greeted with a rather unwelcome message:  “Please note that your computer’s system date is erroneously set to 1/1/2011. GoldMine’s synchronization may not function properly unless the system date is set correct. Would you like to correct the system’s date now?” If you press Yes, the Date and Time Properties open so you can change the date. But the date is correct!


GoldMine Sync ERROR 00000024

Mark Berry December 17, 2010

Sometimes the most difficult problems have the simplest solutions.

I’m using GoldMine 6.50.40704. For years I was able to sync with Outlook using the built-in wizard. Since upgrading from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007, I could no longer sync. The transfer set was created successfully, but then I got two ERROR 00000024 messages, and the nothing was synced to Outlook.


Free MCB GoldPop Program Loads GoldMine Record from 3CX CallerID

Mark Berry September 3, 2010

I’ve recently changed my in-house PBX from Linux-based PBX in a Flash to Windows-based 3CX. One of the cool things about 3CX is the included 3CX Assistant, a call manager that runs on each user’s PC. Not only does it show who is on a call, it has built-in functionality to pop up the caller’s Outlook contact when a call comes in.



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