How to disable Outlook 2007 Business Contact Manager.

How to disable the Outlook Business Contact Manger Wizard in Office 2007.
Each time Outlook opens you get a prompt to fill out a series of options that you dont want to use. 

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Here’s the answer

How to disable Business Contact Manager in Outlook with Business Contact Manager
This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Blah Blah Blah.

You can use the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel to remove Business Contact Manager. :(
However, if you want to disable Business Contact Manager without removing Business Contact Manager,  :) follow these steps:

  • Quit Outlook.
  • Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  • Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins\
    Microsoft.BusinessSolutions.eCRM.OutlookAddIn.Connect.1
  • Right-click LoadBehavior, and then click Modify.
  • In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  • Quit Registry Editor.
  • Start Outlook.

To enable Business Contact Manager after you have disabled Business Contact Manager, follow these steps:

  • Quit Outlook.
  • Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  • Locate and then click following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins\
    Microsoft.BusinessSolutions.eCRM.OutlookAddIn.Connect.1
  • Right-click LoadBehavior, and then click Modify.
  • In the Value data box, type 3, and then click OK.
  • Quit Registry Editor.
  • Start Outlook.

More info here – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/903094

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