Relocate BCM database to MSDE on SBS

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Relocate BCM database to MSDE on SBS

Postby montezuma » Tue, 28 Mar 2006 06:47:45 GMT

I want to migrate a BCM database to a new MSDE instance on SBS 2003.
I've created the instance, copied and attached the database files and
also configured TCP/IP and named pipes network connections for this
instance, setting the TCP port to 56183.

I can successfully connect to the database using "osql -E -S
<computername>\microsoftsmlbiz" from a client, but when I try to
connect to the database from the "business tools" menu in Outlook, I
keep getting "No Business Contact Manager for Outlook database could be
found on computer [server]".

Is this a supported configuration? Are there any docs on this this? If
not, any suggstions on how I start troubleshooting? Neither the BCM and
SQL logs reveal anything useful.


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a main server running SBS 2003 (with or with R2) and get client to connect
to that? I know there is a dull CRM package (MS CRM 3.0) but many of my
clients do not need this full functionality but it would be useful to store
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As far as I am aware, BCM uses the MSDE version of SQL. SBS 2003 R2 uses SQL
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such as SBS Monitoring.

Many thanks for any information

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