Outlook 2003 BCM--Update Lets BCM & SBS 2003 Work *Together*



  • 1. BCM Requires Administrative Privillages
    Hello everyone, Thankful for everyone who's active here, have already goten a lot of help. I've successfully set up BCM on a Win2003Server and have 4 clients with XP SP2. Updated and a shared database created on the server with all users added. On problem left, When I give the clients administrative privileges everything works fine. But when I remove the privileges users get a message saying "The Database For Business Contact Manager could not be read", "Login failed for user MYDOMAIN\MYUSER". (Roughly translated, using Swedish OS). Tried adding a BCMUser group and adding the users on multiple placed, didn't help.. Anyone got any ideas? Many thanks, Regards Ludvig Thunman
  • 2. Service Pack 3 Update for BCM & SBA
    In starting up SBA today, I installed the new Service Pack. After installation, I lost the SQL connection for both SBA and BCM in Outlook. Anyone know how to reconnect? The message I am getting from Outlook is that the database cannot be accessed. I cannot even set up a new database in Outlook or create a new company in SBA...help!
  • 3. Business Contact Manager and Exchange
    I work for a large college and we have Outlook 2003 on all our workstations for handling our e-mail etc. We use exchange for all our e-mail needs. We have all POP3 etc blocked at our firewall. We have licenses for Business Contact Manager but are currently not using it. I have heard rumors that it can not be used with Exchange or that it will have some significant limits. Can anyone tell me if any of this is true? Or can I just install it and go about using it per the documentation. Is there anything I or our Exchange administrators need to do or know about before/after we install it? Does it matter which version of Exchange we are using? I think we are on version 2000 or 2003. I am not sure at the moment as that is not my department and I am still new to this organization and to Business Contact Manager. Thanks for any info on the setup and use of Business Contact Manager with Exchange that anyone can give me. Ralph Malph
  • 4. Looking to talk with someone that uses MS Business Contact Mngr?
    I'd like to hear from anyone with experience in using/installing Microsoft Outlook Business Contact Manager with an Exchange Server (SMTP email) and Citrix? We'd like to start using this at our office but are running into difficulties and need to ask some questions. Thanks, Sean
  • 5. how 2 setup a Distribution List in Outlooks Business Contact M
    Ah ha, I see now. The Distribution Lists are always setup or saved in the Contacts List, BUT once you create the Dist.List you can pull contacts into it from either list by just selecting that list in the upper right. Seems stupid they don't allow you to setup a Dist. List in Bus.Contact Mgr as well, but at least this will work. Thanks, JC "Luther" wrote: > I can create a DL in Contacts, open it, and then select Accounts and > Business Contacts and add them to the DL. At least it works in v2Beta2. > I don't have a machine with BCM v2 here. > > JC wrote: > > I know how to setup a Distribution List for the regular Contact List, but > > there's no option to set it up for the Business Contact Mgr list of contacts. > > How do I do this? > > I don't want to have to always mail just to groups in my Contact List. > >

Re: Outlook 2003 BCM--Update Lets BCM & SBS 2003 Work *Together*

Postby Chad Harris » Tue, 07 Sep 2004 18:24:06 GMT


It gets a little bit confusing--partly because of product names.  *If you 
have a way to purchase Business Contact Manager through one of the two 
Office editions that offer it,* then they do offer an update that allows 
Outlook with BCM to work *with* Windows Small Business Server 2003 here.  I 
didn't know you needed one, but now I do and it's here:

Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2003 Update: Windows Small Business 
Server 2003

"With this update you can use Windows Small Business Server 2003 and 
Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2003 together."

These additional links may be helpful to you:

Slipstick: Outlook 2003 and BCM FAQ

Technet Chat on BCM

Chad Harris

Is there any path to upgrade from Outlook 2003 (that came with SBS 2003
Premium) to Outlook 2003 with Business Contact manager ? 

Similar Threads:

1.SBS/Outlook 2003-2007/BCM (Update)

Hi there - hoping someone can clear up some confusion here:

I have a client with a main office (8 users) and a satellite office (2 

The main office runs SBS 2003 standard, and all the in-house workstations 
run XP Pro/Outlook 2003
The satellite office runs 1 x XP Pro/Outlook 2003, 1 x XP Home/Outlook 2003, 
and users connect via RPC over HTTP to their mailboxes

I want to deploy Business Contact Manager with a shared database (with Small 
Business Accounting added later) that everyone can use.

Based on information I've gleaned off the Microsoft site of late, the 
following statements appear to be true:

1. Only Outlook 2007 clients can successfully access a shared BCM database 
stored on the SBS server?
2. The RPC over HTTP connection method only works on the user mailbox, not 
on the BCM content of the users Exchange profile?
3. A VPN would need to be established for the satellite users to access the 
shared BCM database, most probably resident on a separate workstation in the 
main office (see point 1)?
4. If the following is true, then how does the BCM to Windows Mobile 5 
software then work without the existence of a VPN?

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated,



2.BCM update for SBS 2003

3.BCM-V2 (Outlook 2003 BCM SP3) TO BCM-V3 (Outlook 2007) Migration

I've got a two backups from my BCM-V2 SP3 installation :
A) Completed Export to BCM (From Outlook 2003)
B) Database Backup From MSSQL 2003 (Express Ed, or Whatever)

I Did a clean install (on Another WorkStation) of Office 2007, then install 
Outlook BCM-V3 (Witch install MSSQL Express Ed 2005, and creates an empty 

I've follow two differents steps to try to make the migration :
A) Import BCM File (From my previous exported BCM (Outlook 2003)).
ERROR : Something like "Outlook can't make the last action", and nothing 
append, another thing is that, I must kill outlook process to get rid of that 
pop-up (Cancel and BACK buttons doesn't work)
B) Restore Database into MSSQL Express 2005:
It seams that this last step is the right one, but, when the process is in 
the middle of the migration, it stops, and shows a pop-up with something like 
"You're not allowed to restore database, plese contact the owner (my self) of 
the database, before restore" (This is not the exactly msg, but the meaning 
is the same)

My last chance, is to backup database, with password, and try to restore 
again, and see what append. No other clue for me, any help ??


(Excuse my bad english))

4.BCM, Outlook 2003, and Exchange SBS 2003 will not co-operate

Hi there,

I am having trouble getting BCM v.1, Outlook 2003 SP2, and SBS 2003.
I've applied the patch. I've tried the hack. I create a new exchange
profile and it prompts me to install BCM for it. Then, just when
everything looks good, it crashes and tells me "Object reference not
set to an instance of an object." I've tried uninstalling/reinstalling
the BCM and Outlook. Nothing seems to work.

Please HELP!

5.SBS 2003 Premium + Outlook 2003 BCM

Is it possible to have Outlook 2003 Business Contact Manager's database be
utilized from the SBS SQL server rather than having to install the SQL
Desktop Engine on each workstation?

-- Michael

6. Substantial upgrade from SBS 2003 & Outlook 2003 with BCM

7. BCM 2003 not working after using BCM 2007

8. BCM 2003 - set up contacts on SBS 2003



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