I'm running Windows Vista; what changes should I expect when using Business Contact Manager for Outlook?

Business Contact Manager for Outlook has been designed and tested to perform well on Windows Vista, but there are some minor changes in behavior to know about because of the increased security that has been built into Vista.

For more information about how Windows Vista works in general, on the Start menu, click Help and Support.

The following list describes issues specific to Business Contact Manager for Outlook:

I am asked to log on as an administrator before I can perform a number of actions, including granting permissions to new users or managing a database

If you plan to share your database with other users or restore a backed-up database, ask the administrator on your computer to add you to the Administrators group.

If you are the administrator, you must be running Outlook as an administrator.


  1. In Outlook, on the File menu, click Exit.

  2. Click the Start button, and then click Computer.

  3. In Windows Explorer, click drive C, named Local Disk (C), to explore your hard drive.

    Note: If you have installed the Office 2007 release to a different drive, browse to that location.

  4. Click Program Files, and then click Microsoft Office.

  5. In the Microsoft Office window, click Office 12.

  6. Right-click the Outlook icon, and then click Run as Administrator.

You can now perform all administrator tasks in Outlook, including restoring a Business Contact Manager database.

I am frequently being asked for permission to make changes

Windows Vista includes User Account Control, which ensures that any action which may affect the way the computer runs has been properly authorized.

You are installing a version of Business Contact Manager for Outlook in a language that is different than the language selected for the other Office programs

The recommended solution is to install Business Contact Manager for Outlook in the same language as the one selected for the other Office programs.

If this solution is not possible, try the following:

  • When installing Business Contact Manager for Outlook, right-click the program icon or file name, and select Run as administrator.

Installing the program as an administrator may allow you to install a different language version.

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