CRM 2011: Select a Web site RRS feed

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  • I am installing CRM 2011 on a SBS2008. This will be a single server deployment. I know ADFS needs to be the default website. So what should I chose during installation when I get to the "Select Web Site" stage? It should not be "Select a Web site - Default Web Site" because of ADFS. I can select "Create new Web site - Port Number 5555" but is that really the correct option?

    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 10:03 PM

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  • Yes, that really is the correct option; in fact, it really is your only option on a single-server deployment.

    --pogo (pat) @ pogo69.wordpress.com

    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 10:30 PM
  • Hi,

    You can also choose Default Web Site, once the CRM is installed site will be renamed as Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

    If you want to install ADFS then you just need to create new website with name "Default Web Site" and give bindings.. that will work.

    One more thing you can also install ADFS on any other port not only on 443. Microsoft recommended 443 for ADFS.


    Khaja Mohiddin http://www.dynamicsexchange.com/ http://about.me/KhajaMohiddin

    • Proposed as answer by Khaja Mohiddin Wednesday, February 29, 2012 10:55 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by hfaun Thursday, March 1, 2012 7:19 AM
    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 10:50 PM
  • Pogo, thanks. Let's assume I installed it on a new website with port 5555. Do people from outside (IFD) also need to enter the port? I would prefer to have something that does not require a port, at least for people on the outside.
    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 5:48 AM
  • You can choose any port you wish; 5555 is merely the default.

    However, if you are enabling IFD access, the port you choose is irrelevant as the IFD/Claims configuration procedures include enabling HTTPS and choosing an SSL port.

    See the following for a link to a video that demonstrates the IFD/Claims process:


    Documentation describing the process can be found as part of the Implementation Guide:


    --pogo (pat) @ pogo69.wordpress.com

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 6:38 AM
  • Regarding SSL ports.  If you run both ADFS and CRM on the same machine, you cannot use port 443 (SSL) for both.

    For our hosted CRM we configured ADFS (and by inference the Default Web Site) to run on port 444, so that CRM could live on port 443.  This means that when users navigate to the CRM, they can do so without having to enter/remember the port number.  ADFS is only ever addressed by redirection, so the port is irrelevant.

    Alternatively, you can run the Default Web Site (and by inference ADFS) on port 443; in which case the CRM will have to run on port 444 (or whatever else you prefer).  This may be necessary if your SBS Server is already being accessed via SSL on port 443 for other purposes.

    --pogo (pat) @ pogo69.wordpress.com

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 6:43 AM
  • Pogo, I actually watched the video you mentioned (and many other resources) many months ago. Unfortunately, it did not help. If memory serves me right in the video they deploy CRM on two servers and therefore avoided the very issue I was struggling with. I have spent many, many days at that time and could not get it to work and here I am trying to take another stab at it.

    Your first suggestion is what I want, i.e. ADFS on port 444 and CRM on 443 (I thought ADFS absolutely had to be on 443 but I guess not). I struggled with the ports and bindings. I think ADFS always installs on 443. So do I install ADFS first and then manually change the port, then I install CRM and have it configured for 443?

    Here is what I think I did before:

    1) Install CRM on the default web site ("Microsoft Dynamics CRM" \w port 80, Note: *:443 is listed for website "SBS Web Applications")
    2) Create certificate for ADFS (adfs.[company].com)
    3) For "Microsoft Dynamics CRM" add site binding: port 444 with the certificate [computername].[company].local.  Remove site binding port 443 for "SBS Web Application" (since I did bind it to the CRM website)
    5) Add website: Site name = ADFS, path = d:\inetpub\adfs, type=https, port=443, SSL=[from step 2]
    6) Install ADFS

    Any input is appreciated.

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 8:23 AM
  • One quick note ADFS does not allow you to select the website it will install to. It will always install to the default website, the default website is identified by the ID (1) not by its name. So what you should do is install CRM to a new site, later you can change CRM to use another port. To do this you will need to change the port used by ADFS after it has been installed. I have tried this and it does seem that there is more to it than just changing the configuration in IIS.

    I used this guide http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=3621 to do the installation and I did get it to work (but with CRM running on port 444).

    A work arround to make it simple for users (not having to enter a port number) could be to create a website on port 80 with only a default page which redirects to CRM including the port number.

    Patrick Verbeeten

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 9:01 AM
  • Pogo69, I have installed CRM and then ADFS. I now have

    Microsoft Dynamics CRM, ID=4, :5555(http),*:444(https)
    Default Web Site, ID=1, *:80(http),808:*(net.tcp),*(net.pipe),localhost(net.msmq),localhost(msmq.formatname),*:443(https)

    That leads to the following questions:

    * How did you put CRM on 443? Did you simply edit the bindings and changed 444 to 443?

    * How did you put ADFS on 444? Did you simply edit the bindings of default website and changed 443 to 444?

    * I assume I can delete 5555 from the CRM website, correct?

    Thursday, March 1, 2012 7:30 AM