Have a new computer? Did your crash? Here are some tips to help you!

Whether you are recovering files from a crashed computer, or copying files
from an old computer to a new computer, here is the general setup for the
MCA software.

Software that you should concern yourself with includes (but not limited
to): WinMORE, AccountEdge, My Documents, KWAR, and Microsoft Office. See
also the MCA Technical Requirements for more details (found on

*Preparation/Copy files from old Computer:*

1. Clean up the old computer – moving all stray files from misc
directories or the desktop to the folder where they belong.
2. Create a folder on your external hard drive called “To be moved”
3. Copy and paste the “My Documents” folder to the “To be moved” folder.
WHEN THE PROGRAM IS OPEN.* This will cause a “phantom user” error when
you try to backup or transmit.
5. Copy and paste the c:\WinMORE3 folder to the “To be moved” folder
6. Create an “Accountedge Files” folder in the “To be moved” folder.
7. Copy all c:\AccountedgePro2014\*.MYO files from old to new computer
(i.e. KWR_MCxxx.MYO, 2013KWR_MCxxx.MYO, 2012KWR_MCxxx.MYO, etc.).
8. AccountEdge Old Versions: it would be wise to copy/paste the *.myo
files from any other years (if you still have them) from the old to
the new computer…who
knows when/if you might need to update one of the old company data files
again for some reason. It’s a good backup in any event.
9. Create a KWAR folder in the “to be moved” folder and Copy all KWAR
files from your old computer.
10. Create a folder within the “To Be Moved” folder called “AccountEdge
Extras.” Copy the accthist file from the Spredsht folder, and the Forms
folder from your old computer.
11. In AccountEdge, select “Help” and “Registration” and print the
screen. This will have your serial number on it. Click “Deactivate.”
That is so you can use this number to re-install and register your software
on your new computer
12. Click Start, Control Panel, and “Add/Remove Programs.” Go through
the list of programs, making a list of programs to install on the new
computer. Make sure you include your PDF writer, as well as KWAR.

Installation / Setup of New Computer:

INSTALL ACCOUNTEDGE. The order of installation should be: Microsoft
Office, AccountEdge, WinMORE, KWAR, then any other programs you use.

1. Ensure that you are an administrator on your new computer.
2. Set user account controls to the lowest setting.
3. Install Microsoft Office – must be installed in 32 bit in order to
communicate with Accountedge.
4. Install Accountedge:
a. Install program to new computer using the link on myKW – Resources
– MC Software.
b. Restore all c:\AccountedgePro2014\*.MYO files from “to be moved
folder” to new computer (i.e. KWR_MCxxx.MYO, 2008KWR_MCxxx.MYO,
2007KWR_MCxxx.MYO, etc.).
c. Download the Accthist.xlt file from mykw.kw.com (Resources, MC
software) and install in the appropriate locaton.
d. Register your copy of Accountedge using the information you printed
in step 9 of preparation.

*Note:* If you have any of the above folders installed to your server, no
need to copy since nothing is changing on server.

5. Install WinMORE (C:\WINMORE3):
a. Copy the WinMORE3 folder to the C: drive of your new computer
(ensure you are copying the entire folder with all subdirectories).
b. Setup WinMORE3 Desktop Shortcut on new computer to match what is
on old computer (or you can drag & drop the shortcut icon from the WINMORE3
c. Right Click on the WinMORE3 Icon, select Properties,
Compatibility, Run as Administrator.

*Note:* If your WinMORE is currently on a server, then no restore to your
new hard drive will be needed – simply have a new shortcut setup with the
same properties that your current shortcut uses. Ensure that your new
computer has all the same permissions as your prior computer (refer to the
NetMORE install guide for questions relating to network settings – this can
be found on answers.kw.com under “How do I order the Network edition of
WinMORE” ).

6. Install KWAR using link on the MCA Community site. Copy all KWAR
files to the KWAR folder on your new computer.
7. Email messages (if MCA archives messages) – move Outlook PST files
from old to new computer.
8. Place an exclusion in your Antivirus software for the WinMORE3
9. Ensure that macros are enabled on the Accthist and
KWFinancialStatement on the new computer.
10. Ensure that Internet Explorer is your default web browser. You can
use any browser for internet searches and daily use, but Internet Explorer
must be the default for WinMORE to communicate with KW properly.
*11. *In Internet Explorer make sure KW.com is listed in the Compatibility
View Settings.

Jennifer Kucera

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Excerpt from John Maxwell’s “The Maxwell’s Daily Reader”

Where does vision come from?  To find the vision that is indispensable to leadership, you have to become a good listener.  You must listen to several voices.

The Inner Voice:  Vision starts within. Do you know your life’s mission?  What stirs your heart?  What do you dream about?  If what your pursuing in life doesn’t come from a desire within – from the very depths of who you are and what you believe – you will not be able to accomplish it.

The Unhappy Voice:  Where does inspiration for great ideas come from?  From noticing what doesn’t work.  Discontent with the status quo is a great catalyst for vision.  Are you on complacent cruise control?  Or do you find yourself itching to change your world?  No great leader in history has fought to prevent change.

The Successful Voice:  Nobody can accomplish great things alone.  To fulfill a big vision, you need a good team.  But you also need good advice from someone who is ahead of you in the leadership journey.  If you want to lead other to greatness, find a mentor.  Do you have an adviser who can help you sharpen your vision?

The Higher Voice:  Although it’s true that your vision must come from within, you shouldn’t let it be confined by your limited capabilities.  A truly valuable vision must have God in it.  Only He knows your full capabilities.  Have you looked beyond yourself, even beyond your own lifetime, as you’ve sought your vision?  If not, you may be missing your true potential and life’s best for you.

–  The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader


Donnel Wright

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WinMORE Error Message

Posted by kwmcangel under Winmore

Are you receiving a WinMORE error stating that multiple sessions are not
allowed? As long as the computer in question is still part of your
network, here are the troubleshooting steps – You may want to consider
saving these in a file on your desktop!

1) Locate the REVPARAM file in the WinMORE3 folder on your computer.
2) Right-Click and select “Rename” and add “_bak” to the filename (ex:
3) On each computer that was showing as still logged in, open WinMORE and
then close it back down
4) Immediately go back to the REVPARAM file and remove the _bak from the
file name. The error should now be resolved.

Remember that preventative maintenance is always your best defense – Make
sure that your computer’s settings are correct and that WinMORE is always
shut down properly to avoid as many errors as possible. If you think your
computer or network may not be set up correctly, don’t hesitate to contact
your Angel at kwmcangel@kw.com!

Michelle LaCroix
KWMCAngel – S. Florida & Northwest

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We are looking for an experienced MCA to launch a new market center in New York City.
This is a brand new state-of-the-art market center of 15,000 square feet, retail level, with 17 foot ceilings in the epicenter of Downtown Manhattan.
We will be launching with 30-40 agents and growing to ~200.

* Strong management skills

o Hiring, management, and training of DFI, Agent Services (when needed), and Assistant MCA, Tech support

o Employee orientation and training

o Motivation and reward systems

o Tracking and reporting

o Purchasing

o Office supplies and maintenance

* Strong training and consultancy skills

o Participate in the Market Center’s training calendar

o With Team Leader, consult with top agents in the office (20th-40th percentile)

* KW Culture

o Know MREA/SHIFT systems and models inside and out


o Highly ethical outlook and behavior an absolute must

* Accountancy

o Professional level user of WinMORE and MYOB

o Timely reporting to KWRI

o Reporting and analysis must be core competencies

Applicant should be able to work in a startup through to an established office setting.

This is a big job, but you will be surrounded by supportive, positive, and professional people (this is a job requirement of all staff).

Interested applicants, please submit a resume and an intro letter to:
Mark Chin (Team Leader)
Cell: 646.491.1691
(no office # yet!)

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There are three approved options for married couples sharing one cap.
WinMORE has to be set up differently for couples depending on who closes
what and when:
1) If a couple splits all transactions fifty-fifty, you can set up half
caps. For example, this could be $9,000/$25,000 in each associate’s record.
2) If only one closes everything, put full caps in this person’s record and
zero caps in the other.
3) If they close transactions randomly, you will have to watch their GCI
and Co$ closings and anticipate in which DA they will cap. Before posting
this DA, go into their Associate record and adjust the caps so when you
post the DA, it’ll calculate correctly for both Co $ and Royalty Base.
Married couples sharing one cap must have the same anniversary date.
NOTE: The cap amounts for your Market Center may be different.

Complete instructions are located in the current win more manual. If you
need assistance or have questions, email your angel at kwmcangel@kw.com.

*Crystal A. LawsonKW MCA Division/Support Analyst*
*MCA Hall of Fame 2011*
*KW Wellness Ambassador*

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Quote of the Day

Posted by kwmcangel under Thought for the Day

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. ~ John F. Kennedy\


Jennifer Kucera

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Did you know your associates can make donations to KW Kids Care through the Greensheet, just as they can KW Cares donations? Encourage them to take advantage of this easy way to impact the world, by supporting KW Kids Care as content is developed to lift our youth up to greater heights of success! The more support gained via the Greensheet donations, the less likely there will need to be a national fundraising event.

If you have any questions about setting up Greensheet donations, email kwmcangel@kw.com.

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1. They Never Touch Things Twice
Productive people never put anything in a holding pattern, because touching things twice is a huge time-waster. Don’t save an email or a phone call to deal with later. As soon as something gets your attention you should act on it, delegate it or delete it.

2. They Get Ready for Tomorrow Before They Leave the Office
Productive people end each day by preparing for the next. This practice accomplishes two things: it helps you solidify what you’ve accomplished today, and it ensures you’ll have a productive tomorrow. It only takes a few minutes and it’s a great way to end your workday.

3. They Eat Frogs
“Eating a frog” is the best antidote for procrastination, and ultra-productive people start each morning with this tasty treat. In other words, they do the least appetizing, most dreaded item on their to-do list before they do anything else. After that, they’re freed up to tackle the stuff that excites and inspires them.

4. They Fight The Tyranny Of The Urgent
The tyranny of the urgent refers to the tendency of little things that have to be done right now to get in the way of what really matters. This creates a huge problem as urgent actions often have little impact.
If you succumb to the tyranny of the urgent, you can find yourself going days, or even weeks, without touching the important stuff. Productive people are good at spotting when putting out fires is getting in the way of their performance, and they’re willing to ignore or delegate the things that get in the way of real forward momentum.

5. They Stick to the Schedule During Meetings
Meetings are the biggest time waster there is. Ultra-productive people know that a meeting will drag on forever if they let it, so they inform everyone at the onset that they’ll stick to the intended schedule. This sets a limit that motivates everyone to be more focused and efficient.

6. They Say No
No is a powerful word that ultra-productive people are not afraid to wield. When it’s time to say no, they avoid phrases such as I don’t think I can or I’m not certain. Saying no to a new commitment honors your existing commitments and gives you the opportunity to successfully fulfill them.
Research conducted at the University of California in San Francisco shows that the more difficulty that you have saying no, the more likely you are to experience stress, burnout, and even depression. Learn to use no, and it will lift your mood, as well as your productivity.

7. They Only Check E-mail At Designated Times
Ultra-productive people don’t allow e-mail to be a constant interruption. In addition to checking e-mail on a schedule, they take advantage of features that prioritize messages by sender. They set alerts for their most important vendors and their best customers, and they save the rest until they reach a stopping point. Some people even set up an autoresponder that lets senders know when they’ll be checking their e-mail again.

8. They Don’t Multitask (I think we know this one all too well..LOL)
Ultra-productive people know that multitasking is a real productivity killer. Research conducted at Stanford University confirms that multitasking is less productive than doing a single thing at a time. The researchers found that people who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information cannot pay attention, recall information or switch from one job to another as well as those who complete one task at a time. But what if some people have a special gift for multitasking? The Stanford researchers compared groups of people based on their tendency to multitask and their belief that it helps their performance. They found that heavy multitaskers—those who multitask a lot and feel that it boosts their performance—were actually worse at multitasking than those who like to do a single thing at a time. The frequent multitaskers performed worse because they had more trouble organizing their thoughts and filtering out irrelevant information, and they were slower at switching from one task to another. Ouch. Multitasking reduces your efficiency and performance because your brain can only focus on one thing at a time. When you try to do two things at once, your brain lacks the capacity to perform both tasks successfully.

9. They Go off The Grid
Don’t be afraid to go off grid when you need to. Give one trusted person a number to call in case of emergency, and let that person be your filter. Everything has to go through them, and anything they don’t clear has to wait. This strategy is a bulletproof way to complete high-priority projects.

10. They Delegate
Ultra-productive people accept the fact that they’re not the only smart, talented person in their organization. They trust people to do their jobs so that they can focus on their own.

11. They Put Technology to Work for Them
Technology catches a lot of flak for being a distraction, but it can also help you focus. Ultra-productive people put technology to work for them. Beyond setting up filters in their e-mail accounts so that messages are sorted and prioritized as they come in, they use apps like IFTTT<https://ifttt.com/>, which sets up contingencies on your smart phone and alerts you when something important happens. This way, when your stock hits a certain price or you have an email from your best customer, you’ll know it. There’s no need to be constantly checking your phone for status updates.

Maritza Ramos

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Acclivity to be Closed

Posted by kwmcangel under Account Edge/MYOB

Acclivity (AccountEdge) will be closed on Friday, September 4 for a company event. They will also be closed on Monday, September 7 for Labor Day. Enjoy the holiday.

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Make sure you keep your eyes out for the Rescue Angel’s EOY Program! We
are happy to assist you in your EOY needs.

If you have any questions or need any Rescue help, email us at Halo@kw.com

Jennifer Kucera | MCA
KWMCAngel | 2011 MCA Hall of Fame Inductee
Regional MCA for LA Coastal, Westside LA, and Central Southern

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