How to attach an Accounting 2008 database after Accounting Professional 2008 or Accounting Express 2008 is integrated with Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager

Article ID: 961682 – Last Review: March 2, 2009 – Revision: 1.0

How to attach an Accounting 2008 database after Accounting Professional 2008 or Accounting Express 2008 is integrated with Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager

INTRODUCTION

This article describes how to attach a Microsoft Office Accounting 2008 database after Microsoft Office Accounting Professional 2008 or Microsoft Office Accounting Express 2008 is integrated with Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager.

MORE INFORMATION

To attach an Accounting 2008 database after Accounting Professional 2008 or Accounting Express 2008 is integrated with Business Contact Manager, follow these steps:

Note You must have Business Contact Manager installed.

  1. Verify that the DatabaseName.MDF file and the DatabaseName.LDF file were put in the following location:
    • Windows XP:
      C: Documents and Settings WINDOWS UserName Local Settings Application Data Microsoft Business Contact Manager
    • Windows Vista:
      C: Users WINDOWS UserName AppData Local Microsoft Business Contact Manager

    Notes

    • DatabaseName is a placeholder for the name of your Business Contact Manager database.
    • WINDOWS UserName is a placeholder for the user name that you used to log on to the computer.

    If you do not see the Application Data folder or the AppData folder, enable the Show hidden files and folders option. To do this, follow these steps:

    1. Click Tools, and then click Folder Options.

      Note On a Windows Vista-based computer, press the ALT key to see the Tools menu.

    2. On the View tab, click to select the Show hidden files and folders option, and then click OK.
  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft SQL Server 2005, point to Configuration Tools, and then click SQL Server Configuration Manager.
  3. Click SQL Server 2005 Services, right-click SQL Server (InstanceName), and then click Restart.

    Note InstanceName is a placeholder for the name of the instance of SQL Server that you are running.

  4. Close the SQL Server Configuration Manager.
  5. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office, point to Microsoft Office Accounting 2008 Tools, and then click Data Tools.
  6. In the Microsoft Office Accounting Data Utilities dialog box, click Rebuild, and then click the database that has the same name as the Business Contact Manager database that you verified in step 1.

    Note Do not select the database that has version 1000000.0. The database that has version 1000000.0 is needed to disable the integration and cannot be rebuilt.

  7. Click Rebuild, type a unique name in the File name field, and then click Save.
  8. After the company file is created, click OK, and then close the Microsoft Office Accounting Data Utilities dialog box.
  9. Start Accounting Professional 2008 or Accounting Express 2008.
  10. Click Open an existing company.
  11. Select the company file that you created in step 7, and then click Open.

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Accounting Professional 2008
  • Microsoft Office Accounting Express 2008
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