I bought office Small Business 2007, I wanted Publisher, & now Outlook won’t load without the Business Contact Manager. I unistalled BCM & bought just outlook 2007 & tried to load that, same problem when I try to open it, a message box comes up it is trying to configure, migrating data & connecting to Microsoft.
I have only my home computer. The rest of the disc updated my 2003 version perfectly. I have no idea what to do next. I use Outlook Express at the moment. Do I just give up??? Hoping you can help no-one else has a suggestion. Thanks. Marg
Business Contact Manager has always been a problem in Office 2003 and we recommend turning it off to avoid exactly the sort of problems you are encountering.
Normally, you’d simply uninstall it but with Outlook misbehaving you’ll need to start in safe mode which disables all of Outlook’s accessories and add-ins including Business Contact Manager. Hold down the ctrl (control)key while clicking the Outlook icon and you’ll start Outlook in Safe Mode.
Once you’re in safe mode, you’ll need to disable Business Contact Manager. To do this select the Tools menu and click Trust Center.
Along the left hand side of the Trust Center panel is a list of features, the second one will be add-ins. Click this and look for the Manage box in the bottom right hand corner. Select COM Add ins and click Go.
In the COM Add-ins box you’ll now be able to turn off Business Contact Manager by taking the tick off everything relating to Business Contact Manager and any references to Microsoft SQL Server.
Once you’ve taken the ticks off the boxes, click okay, exit Outlook and reboot your computer.
Microsoft have more information on uninstalling Business Contact Manager on their website.