Solved

moved Outlook 2003

Posted on 2006-11-30
12
194 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
Hi, I have just installed Outlook 2003 on a new PC and transferred over the pst files. However there are no contacts? Does Outlook store these somewhere else in 2003?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:OZSJ
  • 7
  • 4
12 Comments
 
LVL 67

Accepted Solution

by:
sirbounty earned 150 total points
ID: 18051387

Microsoft Outlook stores messages, contacts, appointments, tasks, notes, and journal entries data in Messaging Application Programming Interface (MAPI) folders. MAPI folders can be stored in one of the two following locations
• In a personal folders (.pst) file on your hard disk drive.  
• In a mailbox that is located on the server if you are using Outlook with Microsoft Exchange Server.

This should give you more info on how to transfer your data:
ref: http://support.microsoft.com/?id=287070
0
 

Author Comment

by:OZSJ
ID: 18051419
That is what I thought. They should just be in the pst folder but there are only 4.

It is not using Microsoft Exchange Server, just a regular pop3 account.

Is it possible that someone could store multiple pst files on their computer with one of them dedicated to contacts?

Thanks
0
 

Author Comment

by:OZSJ
ID: 18051424
Oh wait, I have just found a folder called business contact manager. Perhaps this has the data I am after? not quite sure how to get it though.
0
What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

 
LVL 97

Expert Comment

by:war1
ID: 18051427
Greetings, OZSJ !

Contacts are stored in PST file in Outlook 2003.  Check to make sure you are not seeing a filtered view.

If Outlook 2003 is still in the old system, export the contacts as CSV file. Then import the CSV file into new system.

Best wishes!
0
 
LVL 97

Assisted Solution

by:war1
war1 earned 100 total points
ID: 18051439
OZSJ,

Here is how to export and import contacts in Buisness Contact Manager
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HP011134891033.aspx
0
 

Author Comment

by:OZSJ
ID: 18051475
Aggh,
I just tried to install business contact manager and the installation failed. What is going on? This is a newly formatted PC.
0
 

Author Comment

by:OZSJ
ID: 18051483
Does exchange server need to be installed to install Buseinss Contact manager? It made some reference to not being able to communicate with Exchange database?
0
 

Author Comment

by:OZSJ
ID: 18051525
Exact error message is "Setup failed to configure the server. Refer to the sever error logs for more information" This is Windows XP.
I am going to take a break for an hour. I have increased points for the question rather than start a new thread.

I will check for any Microsoft updates.
0
 
LVL 97

Expert Comment

by:war1
ID: 18051638
Here are the BCM requirements. They do not include Exchange.
0
 

Author Comment

by:OZSJ
ID: 18051778
does it require sql server to be installed somewhere?
0
 
LVL 97

Expert Comment

by:war1
ID: 18051903
0
 

Author Comment

by:OZSJ
ID: 18058134
Ha, I solved it somehow.

1. Installed latest net framework from Microsoft (1.1 I believe)
1. Create a new user account and this time did not set up internet email or bring in the PST file before the business contact manager was set up.

And it works!

Thanks for all your help.
0

Featured Post

Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

If you don't know how to downgrade, my instructions below should be helpful.
Are you unable to connect or configure Hotmail email account in Microsoft Outlook 2010, 2007? Or Outlook.com emails are not downloading to Outlook? Lets’ see the problem and resolve Outlook Connector error syncing folder hierarchy (0x8004102A).
Many of my clients call in with monstrous Gmail overloading issues with Outlook. A quick tip is to turn off the All Mail and Important folders from synching. Here is a quick video I made to show you how to turn off these and other folders in Gmail s…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

810 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question