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  • Hi,

    First question:

    The major difference between Enterprise and Pro, is Allow Multi Tenant organizations and Flexibility of Server roles. 
    Does anybody knows other differences that are not documented? 
    Does Pro works with IFD, Offline clients, plugins, connector, etc, etc?

    Second question:
    Are they any ways to downgrade the license from Ent to Pro without reinstalling? I have only one org in the Deployment Mngr. 

    Does it worth the effort/cost? 

    Thanks! 


     
    Tuesday, August 4, 2009 4:35 PM

Answers

  • Here you go:

    1) Multi Currency and Multi Langual: Available in Pro, Ent or Both? 

    Response: Yes

    2) In Ent, 
    - "Multiple organizations": I fully understand what that means same as multi tenancy, 
    - "Role-based service installation":  I fully understand what that means : Async, Application Server, Discovery Services, Help, SDK, etc : anywhere you want 
    "Multiple server instances"... what does that mean? This is the info from the IG and Technet. 

    Response: See this write-up for more information

    3) I know you can install Router, SSRS and SQL on seperate servers with Pro:  But can you install Multiple CRM servers, with all roles installed (Async, Application Server, Discovery Services, Help, SDK, etc ): For example : A deployment with 3 CRM Server, 1 SQL Server, 1 SSRS Server with connector, and 1 Email Router Server with Pro, is it possible?  

    Response: Yes

    Best Regards, Donna
    Wednesday, August 5, 2009 12:49 PM

All replies

  • Pro works with IFD, Offline clients, plugins, etc.  You're correct, the primary difference is multi-tennacy.  You can try to downgrade by going to Deployment Manager and right-click License, add your new license key and see if that works.  Of course, backup your database, export and save customizations, custom application, etc. before making the change.

    Worse case scenario, you uninstall and re-install with the new license key.  Uninstalling and reinstalling is not challenging and shouldn't take too much effort.

    Have a look at this KB article for more information.

    Best Regards, Donna
    Tuesday, August 4, 2009 5:17 PM
  • Thanks Donna for the infos!

    So no other features other than Multi Tenancy and to seperate server roles? 

    Multi Currency and Multi Langual? Pro, Ent or Both? 

    Thanks, 
    Tuesday, August 4, 2009 5:48 PM
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Professional Edition
    This version has no user limit and is limited to a single organization. Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Professional Edition Server can, however, be installed to more than one computer.

    Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Enterprise Edition

    This version has no user limit. Additional features include support for multiple organizations, multiple server instances, and role-based service installation. Rolebased services let you increase performance by installing component services on different computers.

    Ent: 
    "Multiple organizations", I completely understand
    "Multiple server instances"... what does that mean? 
    "Role-based service installation": I completely understand 

    Pro: 
    "can be installed to more than one computer"  they are refering to multiple CRM servers in a NLB deployment? Or only to One CRM server, seperate SSRS with connector, seperate SQL and seperate email router. 

    Can you NLB the CRM servers with Pro? 


    Tuesday, August 4, 2009 6:00 PM
  • That is about it as I understand it.

    Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Workgroup Edition
    This version is limited to 5 or fewer users. It can be installed on Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition, any of the supported Windows Server 2003 editions, or Microsoft Windows Server 2008. This version is limited to a single organization and a single computer that is running Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Server.

    Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Professional Edition
    This version has no user limit and is limited to a single organization. Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Professional Edition Server can, however, be installed to more than one computer.

    Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Enterprise Edition
    This version has no user limit. Additional features include support for multiple organizations, multiple server instances, and role-based service installation. Rolebased services let you increase performance by installing component services on different computers.


    Best Regards, Donna
    Tuesday, August 4, 2009 6:01 PM
  • Guide to Dynamics CRM 4.0 Editions and Licensing

    The purpose of this guide is to help you find the Dynamics CRM server and licenses appropriate to your organization's needs.

    Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 is available in three editions, each appropriate for different sizes and types of organizations. Additionally, several different licensing configurations are available, depending on the number and kind of users who will access the CRM database, as well as the type of access necessary.

    Server Editions

    Three separate versions of the Dynamics CRM 4.0 server are available through TechSoup Stock: Workgroup Server, Professional Server, and Enterprise Server.

    Dynamics CRM 4.0 Workgroup Server: Dynamics CRM 4.0 Workgroup Server offers the same features as Professional Server, but does not operate under the Server/CAL licensing model. CRM 4.0 Workgroup Server includes licenses for a maximum of five users to access the server from any number of computers or other devices. There are no licenses available for additional users, devices, or external users.

    Dynamics CRM 4.0 Professional Server: Dynamics CRM 4.0 Professional Server operates under a Server/CAL licensing model, similar to many other Microsoft server products. Client access licenses may be acquired on a per-user or per-device model, depending on the needs of the organization. See Client Access Licenses below.

    Dynamics CRM 4.0 Enterprise Server: Dynamics CRM 4.0 Enterprise Server offers the same features and licensing model as Dynamics CRM 4.0 Professional Server, with the additional benefit of a multi-tenant architecture. In other words, the Enterprise Server allows organizations to maintain multiple, distinct CRM databases on one server with only one server license.

    Client Access Licenses

    Dynamics CRM 4.0 Professional and Enterprise require a client access license (CAL) for each user or device accessing the server. There are three different types of CALs available on either a per-user or per-device model.

    Limited CAL: The limited CAL allows a user or device read-only access to the CRM server. In other words, users with a limited CAL may access CRM information but may not make any edits or updates to it.

    Full Use Additive CAL: When used in conjunction with a limited CAL, a full use additive CAL allows a user or device write access to the CRM server, thus allowing the user or device full read-write access to the server. The full use additive CAL may be used only in conjunction with a limited CAL.

    CAL: The CAL provides a user or device full read-write access to the CRM server. The CAL is functionally equivalent to a combined limited and full use additive CAL.

    As with many other Microsoft server technologies, the CALs listed above are each available on a per-user or per-device basis. A user CAL authorizes one user to access the CRM server from any computer or other device (for example, when an employee accesses the server from a computer at work and another at home). A device CAL authorizes one computer or other device to access the CRM server, regardless of the number of users (for example, on a shared workstation).

    External Connector Licenses

    An external connector (EC) license allows any number of external users to access a single installation of Dynamics CRM 4.0 Professional or Enterprise. External users may not use the Dynamics CRM applications directly.

    Generally, an external user is defined as anyone who is not an employee of the organization. For example, external users can include clients, suppliers, and alumni of the organization. External users do not include independent contractors, agents, service providers, or other persons providing services to or on behalf of the organization holding the license. As an alternative to an EC license, some organizations may choose to license each external user with a separate CAL or CALs.

    EC licenses may not be used as a means of reselling or repackaging Dynamics CRM as a hosted service.

    Limited External Connector: The limited EC license allows external users read-only access to the CRM server. In other words, external users may access CRM information but may not make any edits or updates to it.

    Full Use Additive External Connector: When used in conjunction with a limited EC license, a full use additive EC license allows external users write access to the CRM server, thus allowing full read-write access to the server. The full use additive EC license may be used only in conjunction with a limited EC license.

    External Connector: The EC license provides external users full read-write access to the CRM server. The EC license is functionally equivalent to a combined limited and full use additive EC license.


    Tiaan van Niekerk http://crmdelacreme.blogspot.com Skype:tiaan.van.niekerk1
    Wednesday, August 5, 2009 4:19 AM
  • Hi..

    "Can be installed on moe than one computer" applicable on Pro & Ent. which means that you can install the CRM on Server and the SQL, SSRS and Email Router on different servers, whereas that is not applicable on Workgroup (the whole servers should be installed on one Box) 
    Wednesday, August 5, 2009 6:24 AM
  • Al right,

    Just the reorganize the thread a little bit:

    Still 3 questions unanswered:

    1) Multi Currency and Multi Langual: Available in Pro, Ent or Both? 

    2) In Ent, 
    - "Multiple organizations": I fully understand what that means same as multi tenancy, 
    - "Role-based service installation":  I fully understand what that means : Async, Application Server, Discovery Services, Help, SDK, etc : anywhere you want 
    "Multiple server instances"... what does that mean? This is the info from the IG and Technet. 

    3) I know you can install Router, SSRS and SQL on seperate servers with Pro:  But can you install Multiple CRM servers, with all roles installed (Async, Application Server, Discovery Services, Help, SDK, etc ): For example : A deployment with 3 CRM Server, 1 SQL Server, 1 SSRS Server with connector, and 1 Email Router Server with Pro, is it possible?  

    Wednesday, August 5, 2009 12:23 PM
  • Here you go:

    1) Multi Currency and Multi Langual: Available in Pro, Ent or Both? 

    Response: Yes

    2) In Ent, 
    - "Multiple organizations": I fully understand what that means same as multi tenancy, 
    - "Role-based service installation":  I fully understand what that means : Async, Application Server, Discovery Services, Help, SDK, etc : anywhere you want 
    "Multiple server instances"... what does that mean? This is the info from the IG and Technet. 

    Response: See this write-up for more information

    3) I know you can install Router, SSRS and SQL on seperate servers with Pro:  But can you install Multiple CRM servers, with all roles installed (Async, Application Server, Discovery Services, Help, SDK, etc ): For example : A deployment with 3 CRM Server, 1 SQL Server, 1 SSRS Server with connector, and 1 Email Router Server with Pro, is it possible?  

    Response: Yes

    Best Regards, Donna
    Wednesday, August 5, 2009 12:49 PM
  • Thanks Donna!

    Theses questions may seemed easy but I wanted to make sure.

    I've always been working with Enterprise edition deployments. 

    Thanks for your time, really appreciated!

    -----------------------
    Maxime Fortier
    MCBMSS CRM 4.0 


    Wednesday, August 5, 2009 1:29 PM
  • You're welcome
    Best Regards, Donna
    Wednesday, August 5, 2009 1:34 PM