Home Premium and Office 2003 SBE w/ BCM

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Steve, Feb 7, 2007.

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    Steve Guest

    Here is the basis of my problem. I know I am dealing with a known problem
    but I am trying to find a workaround because it was suggested to me that my
    problem should work fine on a local machine.

    I had Windows XP Pro installed with Office 2003 SBE w/ Business Contact
    Manager. Everything worked great.

    I then installed Vista Home Premium (clean install) on the machine and tried
    to reload Office 2003. Everthing worked fine until I tried to install the
    BCM. This installed but I keep getting errors trying to retrieve my
    contacts. Local Database Files not shared. I've poked around and discovered
    that it seems to have created a LocalGroup called BCMUsers. Unfortunately
    this group has no users in it. I am looking for a way to add users to this

    Because I have Home Premium, The Computer Console will not let me use the
    Local Users and Groups snap-in. Why this is disabled in The Home Premium
    version is beyond me. I just want to add to a LOCALGROUP. So when that
    failed I tried to add a group using the NET.EXE commands. Unfortunately this
    yields a "System Error 5" message.

    Hooray - forVista Security - Boo for MS not having solved this
    incompatability in the 4 years since Office 2003 SBE w/BCM shipped.

    Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have already
    contacted MS and their intial response after 45 minutes of tech chat was "to
    contact the maker of the BCM software".

    I am hoping to avoid having to "downgrade" back to XP Pro so that I can use
    the BCM until a service pack fixes the problem.

    Thanks for any help
    Steve, Feb 7, 2007
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    Dennis Pack Guest

    Networking isn't available in the Home versions of Vista. They're
    available in Vista Business, Enterprise and Ultimate only. I haven't heard
    of a work around yet. Have a great day.
    Dennis Pack, Feb 7, 2007
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  3. Steve

    Steve Guest


    The thing is - I'm not trying to Network, I'm trying to look at a local
    Database created by BCM on my local machine. No networking needed. I just
    need a way to add a User to a local group because that is apparently how MS
    allows access to the BCM database files.
    Steve, Feb 8, 2007
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    Dennis Pack Guest

    Sorry, I misunderstood the issue. Have a great day.
    Dennis Pack, Feb 8, 2007
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