Tag: CRM 4.0

Deploying CRM client updates with SCCM

CRM provides a way for updating clients using its own update manager however this requires your users to have admin rights on there computers. This situation is far from ideal so I have found a way to publish CRM 4.0 hotfixes using SCCM and SCUP. This guide will take you through the steps to get CRM hotfixes available for deployment via SCCM. It assumes that you already have SCUP installed and configured to look at the same WSUS server that SCCM is using. It also does not cover the process of deploying the hotfixes from SCCM when they appear in the list.

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CRM 4.0 DMM import errors – Part 1

During a large migration this week there are varying errors that we came across due to issues with the data being exported. This is just a very brief note about the most cryptic of these errors and a quick fix to hopefully get around it.

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Installing CRM 4.0 with SCCM

This post talks about some of the issues with deploying Dynamics CRM 4.0 with SMS or SCCM. Specifically the issue with the installer returning an invalid error code to SCCM causing the deployment to be marked as “failed” even if the client has in fact installed successfully

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CRM 4.0 Outlook add-in error 0x80070057

When testing the Outlook client for Dynamics CRM 4.0 I got the following error:

“The Microsoft CRM Outlook add-in could not be initialized correctly. Restart Microsoft Outlook and try again. HR=0x80070057. Context=. Function=CAddin::OnConnection. Line=196.”

Turns out this is entirely my fault as I had not assigned the test user any roles inside CRM (verified by browsing to the site). After assigning some roles the outlook client could then connect and everything seemed happy.

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Running other web applications inside Dynamics CRM 4.0 (32 or 64 bit)

In this post I’ll run through the solution I found for running custom aspx & asp pages in separate web applications under the main CRM website as well as talking about the issues I encountered along the way. In our scenario one of the custom web applications needed to be run as a 32bit web application where as our server was running 64bit Dynamics, this will be the scenario I will focus on for this guide however I did end up with two custom web applications, one for 32bit and one for 64bit so any other iteration should be possible.

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32bit web app inside 64bit website – IIS 7.0

As part of a Dynamics CRM Install we had to nest 32bit web applications inside a 64bit site. After hunting around on the net for a bit and some trial and error I worked out what was needed to get it working correctly. I will go more in-depth into the CRM specifics in the next post but I thought in this post I’d just cover the basics of setting up an nested 32bit web application inside a 64bit site…

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