Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Outlook BCM running on SQL Server 2008

Will BCM 2007 using a shared database work on SQL Server 2008? The answer is not clear. Technically there is no reason why it shouldn't. However, it has not been tested with SQL 2008 and the increased security in SQL 2008 may cause issues.

Should you move to SQL 2008 if you are using a BCM 2007 shared database? Probably not.

Can you? Yes, but you're pretty much on your own to troubleshoot any issues that arise to make it work correctly.

If you have done this, shoot me a note and let me know the steps you took or issues you ran into, I'm sure others would love to get feedback on how it went.


Ian said...

Well, I have a laptop running SQL2008 standard, Office 2007 Enterprise.

I'm trying to install BCM 2007 and it fails. The logfile includes the following lines:

MSI (s) (E4:2C) [21:26:34:984]: Product: Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2007 -- Installation operation failed.

MSI (s) (E4:2C) [21:26:34:985]: Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2007. Product Version: 3.0.5828.0. Product Language: 1033. Installation success or error status: 1603.

Brad said...

I've done it on a machine running SQL 2008 and it installed successfully, although BCM took a long time to install and it's using the MS SQL 2005 Express version it installed.

You should post to the Outlook.BCM newsgroup to get help with your error, they'll probably want you to post the last few lines of your installation error log to determine what happened.

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