Business Contact Manager cannot find database



  • 1. Missing Ribbon Insert Tab the Task window
    When I install the BCM the Insert Tab in the Task, Journal and Contact windows disappears!!! Is anyone else having this problem? PS. I have uninstalled and reinstalled several times to try and fix the problem. Cheers, Lee
  • 2. Any way to synch BCM with an iPaq?
    Using OL2007 and BCM 2007 and an iPaq 2755 pocket PC. Is there any way I can get my BCM contacts to synch with the pocket pc? I already synch my regular contacts successfully. Then I decided to go to BCM. I'm wishing i didn't move my business contacts from Contacts to BCM now since now I can no longer see them on my pocket pc. Arggh. I tried to install the "Outlook 2007 or 2003 with Business Contact Manager Add-in: Business Contacts for Pocket PC" but it says I have an "unsupported device". Bummer. Any help appreciated! TIA. Ray
  • 3. Lon - Want to Buy Book
    Lon, I want to buy your book. I thought I had bookmarked a page where I could purchase it but that page ended up being only a review (albeit a positive one). Where can I buy your book? Thanks, Darin
  • 4. Contacts display errors
    Got a new PC somtime back, since my old PC was loaded with an OEM version of Office 2003 Pro SBE, I had to purchase a retail box of Office 2003 Pro this edition was not SBE. I import my old pst file to this outlook but have been having a slight annoyance opening some of my contacts. Those contacts that were marked as SBE contacts generate a scripting error when attempting to open them with the current version of outlook. Is there a way to change these contacts from SBE to a general contact or maybe a better solution.
  • 5. OSQL Command
    I would like to run an sql command from my "scheduled Tasks" that will backup my BCM database. I would also need an sql command to restore the database should the occasion arrive. I am running XP Pro with Outlook 2007/w BCM. I would appreciate your help. -- Neil

Business Contact Manager cannot find database

Postby Umlja1M » Mon, 30 Jul 2007 05:18:01 GMT

My IT Manager recently created a new Login on my laptop and now Business 
Contact Manager cannot find my database. It created a new (empty file) 
MSSmallBusiness2.mdf and MSSmallbusiness2.ldf file.

I found my original .mdf and .ldf files under the local settings\app 
data\bcm folder under the old user login and copied it in but it still won't 
recoginze it. Even tried renaming to the MSSmallbusiness2.mdf and 2.ldf but 
it still doesn't recognize it.

HELP please!

Re: Business Contact Manager cannot find database

Postby Luther » Wed, 01 Aug 2007 03:00:11 GMT

This is just basic security. User1 cannot access User2's data.

An administrator should be able to copy the old database's mdf file to
your new login's bcm folder, and go into the database with sql tools
and make you the owner.

I don't think BCM has a feature to transfer ownership of a database.

Re: Business Contact Manager cannot find database

Postby Umlja1M » Thu, 02 Aug 2007 10:48:02 GMT

Which SQL tool should be usedd I sent the file to one of my SW eng's with the 
Developer kit and when he opened it, the permissions were set to his PC??? 
Does he need to do this directly on my PC?


Similar Threads:

1.Business Contact Manager cannot find the database

I have reinstalled Microsoft Business Contact Manager.  During setup, I get 
the following error message:

"Business Contact Manager Could not find the database you are looking for..."

Set up then asks if I want it to create a new database, and I answer "yes".  
After trying, Set Up is unable to create a new data base.  

Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Thanks.

2.Business Contact Manager database not found

When I open Outlook, I get the message " Business Contact Manager database 
cannot be loaded. Business Contact Manager cannot access the database.  
MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ was not found on the computer."

I have about 50 names in the Business Contact Manager and don't want to 
loose them.  I need help as to what to do...  Thanks so much, Maggie

3.Can't find Business Contact Manager database

I'm currently attempting to attach to the BCM database 
from SQL tools.  I need to intereact with the BCM 
database.  The location that support has given me results 
in no attachable files.  How do I connect to, interact 
with and attach to the BCM database from SQL?

4.Office 2007 - Business Contact Manager - cannot open database

 I have a user that is getting the following message when trying to close an 
email that user has replied to. 

This action cannont be completed because business contact manager cannot 
access the database. 

Cannot open database "mssmallbusiness" requested by the login. The logon 
failed for user 'user'. 

This just started out of the blue. New computer w/ Office 2007 and has been 
in house for about 3 months working fine. Per Microsoft download and run 
UPHclean (User profile hive cleanup service). 

Installed program on user's pc about a month ago. After I did this user 
reports problem is fixed. Then today it starts again.......User got the 
message and rebooted and it didn't solve the problem. 

Anyone have any clue why this is happening? 


5.Business Contact Manager database cannot be loaded

BCM has just failed to start in outlook 2007 with a long error message a 
summary of it I have included below:


This action cannot be completed because Business Contact Manager cannot 
access the database.

A system assertion check has failed.  Check the SQL Server error log for 
details. . . . . consider running DBCC CHECKDB . . . . 

an error occured at log record ID (433:9983:68)
Login failed for user 'Hobs\aboc'
Location:  page.cpp:4604
Expression:    roLength > = offsett + deleteLength
SPID:    51
ProcessID:   108

Do you want to change the database config?


If someone could please help me understand what has happened and how to run 
DBCC / or repair the database I would be grateful.  I don't want to have to 
try a restore an older backup and lose my recent activities.

Many thanks,  Adam

6. Business Contact Manager cannot access the database

7. Outlook 2003 cannot start Business Contact Manager Database ?

8. Cannot open database Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 20 guest