Welcome to Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager

Welcome to Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager, which combines the best features of Outlook with tools to help you manage your business. Whether you have a service- or product-based business, you can enter information about your clients and their companies as Account or Business Contact records.

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Choose Express or Advanced on the Welcome page

Turn off the Startup wizard

Choose Express or Advanced on the Welcome page

When you use Business Contact Manager for Outlook, your business data, including your Accounts and Business Contacts, is stored in a database that is separate from your Outlook .pst file. Information in your Outlook .pst file, including your e-mail messages, appointments and Contacts, is not changed. Continue to use Outlook Contacts to store information about your personal contacts, but use Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager to store information about your Business Contacts.

On the Welcome page, click one of the following options, and then click Next.

Express

Click Express if you want Business Contact Manager for Outlook to automatically set up a database for you. Select this option if you are new to Business Contact Manager for Outlook.

Expand for more information about the Express option

If there are no databases on your computer, Business Contact Manager for Outlook sets up an empty database and uses a default name for it.

You will need to create new records by typing or importing information about your Accounts and Business Contacts after this wizard completes.

If a single database is already on your computer, Business Contact Manager for Outlook configures it.

If there are multiple databases already on your computer, Business Contact Manager for Outlook prompts you to select the database that you want to use.

If the database is from an earlier version of Business Contact Manager for Outlook, the database is upgraded to work with Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2007.

Note: To use a different database after you have completed startup, on the Business Contact Manager menu, point to Database Tools, and then click Create or Select a Database.

Advanced

Click Advanced if you want to set up a new, empty database or connect to an existing database, including a database that is located on another computer, or from an earlier version of Business Contact Manager for Outlook.

Expand for more information about the Advanced option

Note: A database on another computer, known as a remote computer, must be shared before you can connect to it.

On the Create or select a database page, the next page in this wizard, you can type the name of a new database, type the name of a database that is on your computer, or specify the name of a co-worker's computer, and then click the name of database that is shared with you.

If you use an existing database, you can make changes to the existing business data by typing additional information about your Business Contacts and Accounts or you can create new Business Contact Manager for Outlook records after this wizard completes.

The Startup wizard guides you through setting up your Business Contact Manager for Outlook database.

Note: If the Business Contact Manager for Outlook Startup wizard does not complete successfully, see Troubleshoot installing Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2007 for additional information.

Turn off Business Contact Manager for Outlook

If you are not a small business owner, you may not want to use Business Contact Manager for Outlook, which may have been installed on your computer by the manufacturer. Complete the following procedure to remove the feature from your computer.

Note: To stop the Startup wizard from appearing, you must uninstall Business Contact Manager for Outlook or disable it for your profile. Business Contact Manager for Outlook is an add-in for Outlook. Removing it does not remove Outlook 2007. For more information about disabling Business Contact Manager for Outlook for your profile, see Remove Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2007

  • Uninstall Business Contact Manager for Outlook

    • Microsoft Windows XP

      1. Click Cancel to exit the Startup Wizard, and then click Yes.

      2. On the Start menu, click Control Panel.

      3. In Control Panel, double-click Add or Remove Programs.

      4. In the Currently installed programs and updates list, click Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2007.

      5. Click Remove, and then follow the instructions on your screen.

        Note: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express (MSSMLBIZ) may also appear in the list of Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2007 components for removal. To free disk space, if other programs are not using it, remove SQL Server 2005 Express.

    • Windows Vista

      1. Click Cancel to exit the Startup Wizard, and then click Yes.

      2. On the Start menu, click Control Panel,

      3. In Control Panel, click Programs and Features.

      4. On the Uninstall or change a program page, click Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2007.

      5. Click Uninstall/Change.

      6. Follow the instructions on your screen.

        Note: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express (MSSMLBIZ) may also appear in the list of Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2007 components for removal. To free disk space, if other programs are not using it, remove SQL Server 2005 Express.

    • Tip: If the Startup wizard continues to appear after you remove Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2007, see the topic, Contact us about Business Contact Manager to use one of the methods to provide more information to Microsoft about the issue.

  • Note: Uninstalling Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2007 removes it from all user profiles on the computer. Outlook 2007 will not be uninstalled if Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2007 is uninstalled.

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