How do I know if I'm an administrator in Business Contact Manager?

Symptoms

You do not have permission to perform some tasks in Business Contact Manager for Outlook, such as adding someone to the list of users who are allowed to share your database.

Cause

Some tasks in Business Contact Manager for Outlook can only be performed by an administrator on the computer on which the database is located. If you are an administrator, you may not be logged on as an administrator.

How do I find out if I'm an administrator?

To find out if you're an administrator, follow the instructions for your operating system.

Windows XP

  1. On the Start menu, click Run.

  2. In the Run dialog box, in the Open box, type lusrmgr.msc, and then click OK.

  3. In the Local Users and Groups window, double-click Groups.

  4. Double-click Administrators. You are an administrator if you, or a group you belong to, is listed as a member of the Administrators group.

Windows Vista

  1. Click the Start button.

  2. On the Start menu, in the Search box, type lusrmgr.msc, and then click OK.

  3. In the Local Users and Groups window, double-click Groups.

  4. Double-click Administrators. You are an administrator if you, or a group you belong to, is listed as a member of the Administrators group.

Resolution

If you are already an administrator, log on as an administrator. If you are not an administrator, contact the administrator for this computer or domain, and either ask for the task to be performed on your behalf, or to be added as an administrator so you can complete the task yourself.

Log on as an administrator

To log on as an administrator, or a member of the Administrators group, follow the instructions for your operating system.

In Microsoft Windows XP

  1. On the Start menu, click Log Off, and then click Log Off.

  2. To log on as administrator, do one of the following:

    • On the Welcome screen, click the user account icon for your administrator user account, and type your password.

    • On a domain, press CTRL+ALT+DELETE, and then type the account information for your administrator user account.

      Note: If you can log on to more than one computer, click the Options button, and in the Log on to field, select <computer name> (this computer), where <computer name> is the name of the computer on which the database is located.

In Windows Vista

  1. Click the Start button, point to the arrow next to the Lock button, and then click Log Off.

  2. On the Welcome screen, click the user account icon for your administrator user account, and type your password.

    -OR-

    Right-click the program icon or file that you want to open, and then click Run as administrator. Select the account that you want to use, and then type the password.

    Note: If you can log on to more than one computer, to log on to another domain, in the User name box, type domain\username (where domain is the name of the domain you want to log on to, and username is your user name). To log on to the computer you're using, in the User name box, type .\username (where username is your user name).

As an administrator on the domain, you have access to any Business Contact Manager database, whether or not you were specifically granted permission by the database owner.

Note: If you are an administrator on the computer or domain that is running Windows Vista, you can gain access to the shared database by selecting run as administrator when opening Outlook. If you open Outlook as a standard user, you cannot access the shared database, unless you have been granted permission by the database owner.

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