Outlook 2010 is a recent version of Microsoft’s desktop email client application. It comes with Office suite 2010. There are many improvements in terms features and options in Outlook 2010, for instance, the enhancement of business contact manager. Unfortunately, Outlook 2010 Business Contact Manager is one of the features, which often becomes corrupted.
According to Microsoft experts, the reason for frequent problems with Business Contact Manager (BCM) is its complicated software link with the SQL Server Compact Edition. If the installation of BCM goes smooth, you are less likely to come across any problems. Therefore, while installing the BCM, you need to be careful. Here are some steps you can take as precaution to avoid any unexpected errors in Business Contact Manager due to installation errors.
BCM (Business Contact Manager) installation tips
Make sure that you install Business Contact Manager in your computer after the installation of Outlook 2010 is successfully completed. Though both seem to be like two independent applications, BCM is entirely depends on Outlook for its operation. Therefore, it should be installed only after the successful completion of the installation of Outlook in your computer.
Make sure that the BCM version match with Outlook version
While choosing a Business Contact Manager for your Outlook, make sure that you check its compatibility with the Outlook version you have in the computer. If both do not match each other, you are certain to face problems after the installation. BCM 2010 is the compatible version of Outlook 2010. If you have installed an older or newer Outlook version in your computer, go for the respective BCM version. Also, note that every BCM version comes in two different models: 64-bit and 32-bit. Therefore, before purchasing the BCM version for your PC, check your operating system and note down if it is 32-bit version or 64-bit version.
Note down the error message if installation fails
If the installation of Outlook 2010 Business Contact Manager fails due to one or the other reasons, note down the error message and mention it to the tech support person you contact. Alternatively, you can search online for appropriate troubleshooting steps to fix the problem if you have the correct error message.
With the above steps, you would be able to install Business Contact Manager in your computer and make it work with your Microsoft Outlook 2010.