Friday 27 February 2009

Configure the Business Contact Manager Database on SQL Server 2005

For those looking to improve their Business Contact Manager’s performance, the BCM database can be installed and configured on SQL Server.

The catch initially was that Outlook and BCM needed to be installed on the machine too. This is not really a good practice for a server.

The BCM team has given us a tool to accomplish the task without the need to install Outlook and BCM on the server: Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager: Database Admin Tool.

Note that the database server needs to be SQL 2005 SP2 32bit or SQL Express 2005 SP2 32bit and needs to have .NET 2.x installed.

Some further reading from the source:

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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