Windows 7 office 2007 business contact manager

i can't get the business contact manager component of office 2007 on windows 7. the SQL Server 2005 component will not install which stops the whole program. any ideas?
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  1. i talked to microsoft, and "they are working on it"
  2. Do you have an answer from microsoft? I have got the same problem.
  3. no, actually. i've ended up establishing a dual boot scenario, by partitioning my hdd, and then installing xp. at that point, i just but bcm back on. yesterday, i found someone that was saying if you removed the program "sql native"...which sorry, that's not exactly what it's called, but the native program, you can then install bcm on windows 7...i have 7 pro by the way. it worked, but the setup has continued to fail on me. i let you know what i figure out.
  4. I have found something,

    When installing Business Contact Manager 2007 on Windows 7, users might encounter an message during the installation process.

    This warning is genuine and applies to all SQL Server editions, including all Express editions. The incompatibility was fixed in SQL Server 2008 Service Pack1 and SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3.

    You can safely continue the installation by clicking "Run program" button and apply the latest service pack afterwards. In some cases you may be presented with this warning message multiple times during the installation process.

    Once the installation is complete please apply the latest SQL Server service pack. You can use Windows Update to do so. Just be sure to click "Get updates for more Microsoft products" to start obtaining updates for SQL Server. SQL Server service packs should show up on the list of optional updates. You may need to kick-off the scan for updates manually if not - you can do it by clicking "Check for updates" link on the left pane of main Windows Update window.

    If for some reason Windows Update doesn’t work for you, please download and install latest service pack manually.

    Download SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ae7387c3-348c-4faa-8ae5-949fdfbe59c4&displaylang=en

    Also if the users are trying to install & deploy Business Contact Manager from a network location and want to get rid of this error , you can use the following steps to implement an upgrade to SQL 2005 Service Pack 3.
    This helps to Slipstream SP3 into the Business Contact Manager Setup Process.
    1. Copy the Business Contact Manager CD to a Hard Drive Location
    2. Locate the \SEE folder in the Folder Structure
    3. In that folder, Rename SQLEXPR.EXE to SQLEXPR.EXE.OLD
    4. Download SQLEXPR.EXE from this location:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3181842A-4090-4431-ACDD-9A1C832E65A6&displaylang=en

    5. Copy the SQLEXPR.exe that was downloaded into the \SEE folder
    6. Install Business Contact Manager normally

    Let me know if it solves youre problem.
  5. i have updated everything that i can possibly figure out, including service packs for everything installed. i have bcm installed, but when it tries to either get my existing database installed, or create a brand new one, it fails. therefore, bcm has actually never started on this partition.
  6. alright...i figured it out. i had tried, a week ago, to run outlook in compatibility mode for windows xp pro, thinking that would help. i just realized that it was still turned on. i turned that off and everything is good to go. it's always the smallest things!!!
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    alright...i figured it out. i had tried, a week ago, to run outlook in compatibility mode for windows xp pro, thinking that would help. i just realized that it was still turned on. i turned that off and everything is good to go. it's always the smallest things!!!


    Holy Cow! I've been Googling all over the place and never ran into this solution until now, and it works! Thanks!!!
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