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  • HI

    could anyone please tel me the difference between MSCRM 4.0 web client and Internet Facing Deployment

    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 4:33 AM

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  • Hi Karan,

       Both terms refer to different things. Lets start with MS CRM 4.0 Web Client. The web client is your IE browser. You have two types of clients with MS CRM v4.0. The web client which is your browser and the Outlook client, which runs within your Outlook application. (Three if you count your mobile device client as well. I belive it is in beta release at the moment).

    The Internet Facing Deployment or IFD is a deployment configuration whereby your MS CRM v4.0 server is accessable over the internet. With an IFD configuration you would be able to type in a URL like http://www.MyOfficeMSCRM.com/ and you will be prompted with a login page. 

    To read more about IFD deployment scenarios please see the URL below.
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3861e56d-b5ed-4f7f-b2fd-5a53bc71dafc&DisplayLang=en

    Hassan

    Hassan Hussain | http://hassanhussain.wordpress.com/
    • Proposed as answer by Hassan Hussain Wednesday, May 27, 2009 7:35 AM
    • Marked as answer by Jim Glass Jr Wednesday, May 27, 2009 6:01 PM
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 7:35 AM

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  • Hi Karan,

       Both terms refer to different things. Lets start with MS CRM 4.0 Web Client. The web client is your IE browser. You have two types of clients with MS CRM v4.0. The web client which is your browser and the Outlook client, which runs within your Outlook application. (Three if you count your mobile device client as well. I belive it is in beta release at the moment).

    The Internet Facing Deployment or IFD is a deployment configuration whereby your MS CRM v4.0 server is accessable over the internet. With an IFD configuration you would be able to type in a URL like http://www.MyOfficeMSCRM.com/ and you will be prompted with a login page. 

    To read more about IFD deployment scenarios please see the URL below.
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3861e56d-b5ed-4f7f-b2fd-5a53bc71dafc&DisplayLang=en

    Hassan

    Hassan Hussain | http://hassanhussain.wordpress.com/
    • Proposed as answer by Hassan Hussain Wednesday, May 27, 2009 7:35 AM
    • Marked as answer by Jim Glass Jr Wednesday, May 27, 2009 6:01 PM
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 7:35 AM
  • that means the mscrm which we access using web client(IE) is an IFD
    Thursday, May 28, 2009 5:20 AM
  • No Karan that is not correct. You can access sites on your local machine (Localhost) and Intranet using IE as well. 
    Hassan Hussain | http://hassanhussain.wordpress.com/
    Thursday, May 28, 2009 6:46 AM
  • It may be best to think back to v3.0 to understand the difference. If I was accessing CRM from my corporate network it would just connect, using my AD credentials. If I tried accessing CRM from outside the corporate network, CRM wanted to know my login, password and domain name because there were no AD credentials.

    Essentially, IFD removes the need to punch in a domain.

    Now the user can use either the Outlook client or web client in both cases. Its just the interface. I can use the Outlook client with an IFD deployment and I can use the IE client with an on-premise deployment.

    Hopefully that makes more sense.

    Leon Tribe
    Want to hear me talk about all things CRM? Check out my blog
    • Proposed as answer by Leon TribeMVP Tuesday, June 2, 2009 1:29 AM
    Tuesday, June 2, 2009 1:25 AM
  • nicely put ...

    one more thing to add on ..could u please tell is there some separate installer to implement this IFD..
    else how to achieve this IFD feature practically
    Tuesday, June 2, 2009 4:58 AM
  • Configuration more than installing. This should put you on the right track.


    Leon Tribe
    Want to hear me talk about all things CRM? Check out my blog
    Tuesday, June 2, 2009 5:28 AM