Create or select a new Business Contact Manager database

If you did not create a database when you first installed Business Contact Manager for Outlook, you can create a new database, or select another existing one.

  1. On the Business Contact Manager menu, point to Database Tools, and then click Create or Select a Database.

    Tip: If you don't see the Business Contact Manager menu in Outlook, Business Contact Manager for Outlook is not activated or installed. See Troubleshoot installing Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2007 for more help.

  2. On the Create or select a Business Contact Manager database page, select one of the following:

    • Create a new database

      Select this option to set up a new database. A database name, by default MSSmallBusiness, is automatically created for your new database, or you can type a different name.

      Note: You cannot reuse a database name that previously existed on your computer.

    • Select an existing database

      Select this option to connect to an existing database.

      1. Type the location of the database into the Computer name field. This location can be the name of your local computer or the name of a different computer.

        Note: Before you can connect to a database on a different computer, the database owner of the remote computer must grant you permission to connect.

      2. Click Connect.

      3. Select the Database name in the drop-down list.

Note: You can also import a Business Contact Manager database from another location. For more information about importing a Business Contact Manager database, see Import and export business data in Business Contact Manager.

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