Upgrading 3 to 4 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all

    We are looking at migrating our existing version of CRM V3 which is the SBS version. We are employing a new server (an additional one) as well at the same time and we wanted to know what were the pitfalls of upgrading to CRM 4 at the same time as putting it on a new box

    Thanks in advance

    Friday, April 18, 2008 1:49 PM


  • In some respects it is an advantage to move servers at the same time, as you can test the upgrade on the new box. The general idea would be copy the CRM databases onto the new server (if the new server is to be both the CRM and SQL server), install CRM 3.0 on the new server, taking the Connect to existing databases option, then run the CRM 4 upgrade on the new server.


    One possible issue with this approach may be license keys. The initial databases will have an SBE license key, but you'll need a Pro Edition license key on the new server. You may have to manually delete the SBE licenses from the database.



    Friday, April 18, 2008 6:44 PM