Help restoring BCM from failed BCM 2003

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Help restoring BCM from failed BCM 2003

Postby Sm9obiBDb3NtYXM » Sat, 23 Aug 2008 06:53:02 GMT

I desperately trying to move my BCM 2003 from my old laptop to a new laptop.  
The BCM on the old laptop no longer has the BUSINESS TOOLS link on the menu.  
I tried copying the MDF files over to the BCM folder in the APPS DATA folder 
in the user profile folder but it says that the MDF is of a newer version.  I 
have applied all the patches, including the SBA patch.

There may be a work around! I also noticed that I have a new instance of SQL 
on the called SQL EXPRESS.  When I setup my profile, I can connect to the new 
instance called [MACHINENAME]\SQLEXPRESS, and actually link to the new 
version of the MDF.  However, when I restart or open the PROFILE, it wants to 
view the previous MDF/profile.  Is there a registry entry or a setting 
somewhere that I can tell BCM to look for the new instance and use the proper 
MDF?  In this way, I won't have to every battle exporting the database from 
my old laptop, whose BCM is kindly broken.

I would really appreciate the help.... Mui mui mui thanks in advance.

Re: Help restoring BCM from failed BCM 2003

Postby Luther » Sun, 24 Aug 2008 04:28:40 GMT

On Aug 21, 2:53m, John Cosmas < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >


> I desperately trying to move my BCM 2003 from my old laptop to a new laptop. >> The BCM on the old laptop no longer has the BUSINESS TOOLS link on the menu. gt;
> I tried copying the MDF files over to the BCM folder in the APPS DATA folder>
> in the user profile folder but it says that the MDF is of a newer version.. >
> have applied all the patches, including the SBA patch.>
>>
> There may be a work around! I also noticed that I have a new instance of SQL>
> on the called SQL EXPRESS. hen I setup my profile, I can connect to the new>
> instance called [MACHINENAME]\SQLEXPRESS, and actually link to the new>
> version of the MDF. owever, when I restart or open the PROFILE, it wants to>
> view the previous MDF/profile. s there a registry entry or a setting>
> somewhere that I can tell BCM to look for the new instance and use the proper>
> MDF? n this way, I won't have to every battle exporting the database from>
> my old laptop, whose BCM is kindly broken.>
>>
> I would really appreciate the help.... Mui mui mui thanks in advance.

I'm not quite sure I understand what's going on, but I do know that
Outlook profiles are stored in the Registry using a private Outlook
binary format, so I don't think you can edit them to change an
instance name.

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