Can I share BCM V2 Database on 2003 by using BCM Data Admin Tool



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Can I share BCM V2 Database on 2003 by using BCM Data Admin Tool

Postby SWN5 » Wed, 24 Feb 2010 00:21:01 GMT

I created a BCM database in my local machine and I would like to move it to 
the server so other machines on the network can have access to it as well. I 
used osql -E -S command to stop the BCM database from my machine and moved it 
to the server, and I re-attached BCM database from the server. 

EXEC sp_attach_db @dbname = N'STS_Config', @filename1 = 
N'C:\new_database_location\STS_Config.mdf', @filename2 = 

Can I have other machine attach to the Database in the server the same way? 
Since I am the owner, I still have to give permission to user to access it. 
But I would rather perfer to have Admin on the server have the total control 
of DB. It seems MS2007 BCM Data Admin Tool is the way to go, but does it work 
on the database created by BCM V2 on MS2003? 

I installed the BCM Data Admin Tool + SQL 2005 Express, when I launch the 
Admin Tool it did not find the BCM Instance, is there a special way to 
configure that?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Re: Can I share BCM V2 Database on 2003 by using BCM Data Admin Tool

Postby Sun Embraser » Wed, 24 Feb 2010 21:52:15 GMT

Hi Icy,
The Admin Tool for BCM 2007 only works with BCM 2007 databases and
does not work with BCM 2003 databases.
There might be ways for moving V2 database to a server but I don't
have an answer for you yet.

Re: Can I share BCM V2 Database on 2003 by using BCM Data Admin Tool

Postby Sun Embraser » Thu, 25 Feb 2010 05:06:15 GMT

I heard that there are white papers on that
talks about how to do this in BCM 2003.  You should give that a try.

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(Excuse my bad english))

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Im trying to share the BCM database so that other users in the P2P network 
could share it.  This error message pops up  - Business Contact Manager for 
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Steps tried
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Any other suggestions

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When I share a database with the database admin tool I get  the following 

Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2007 Database Tool:
Unhandled exception has occurred in your application. If you click Continue, 
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Quit, the application will close immediately.
The system cannot find the file specified.

Details are giving by clicking on the details buttons.
If I press continue, it continues on and everything seems to be working fine.

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