Now its been two times in three days I have had to run the Database Utility which is shipped and installed together with Microsoft Office for MAC 2008.
Each time I have been forced to do so has been due to a Fatal Error (see screenshot below) in the Microsoft Database Daemon which seems to fail in keeping consistency and integrity in the database underlying Microsoft Entourage.
The solution to solve it is pretty easy… inside the Microsoft Office directory of the local applications folder, you will find a sub-directory entitled “Office” which contains the application called “Microsoft Database Utility”. When executed the application offers you the option of rebuilding the database. Choosing this option will fix the issues while off course creating a backup in case something even more serious should fault during rebuilding. I can’t imagine what use a backup a broken database can have, but I guess its a nice gesture by the utility developers.
Anyways, should you encounter the error below, don’t dispair… make a quick search on your preferred search engine and find this blog-entry, then your problem is likely to be solved in less than half an hour.