Best Practices, Suggestions requested for SBS Premium Deployment RRS feed

  • Question

  • I just installed SBS 2008 on Server 1. 
    I have a second server with which I'd like to deploy the following applications:  (assume the 2nd server is sized properly)

    Dynamics CRM 4.0
    Project Server
    a Dynamics Accounting Package (tbd)
    and UCS 2007.

    I have a couple of questions about the best way to deploy these solutions since i initially started by deploying CRM 4.0 and ran into a couple of problems. 
    So, in relation to CRM 4.0:

    1. Would it be better to deply the application i listed above in separate virtual environments or just native?
    2. Should I be setting up the second server with Win Server 2008 or Win Server 2003?
    3. Should I install SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008?

    I noticed that there were some workarounds to install CRM 4.0 with Win Server 2008 and I haven't installed the database yet.

    The system is only for a company with less than 10 users and everyone is mobile.

    Are there instructions/guidelines someone can point me to for Win 2008 & SQL 2008 for CRM 4.0?
    Thanks so much.
    Sunday, March 22, 2009 8:21 PM


  • Some thoughts:

    Check the following article on Support for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 on Windows Server 2008-based computers:

    If IIS port 80 is already used, install Microsoft CRM on another port (5555)

    Since you are running SBS 2008, go with the Premium edition - it allows for SQL Server 2008 for running on a second server.  Since CRM 4.0 supports both SQL Server 2005 and 2008, go with 2008.

    I would setup a baseline SBS 2008 Premium and install the CRM on the same server as the SQL Server 2008.

    • Marked as answer by Jim Glass Jr Monday, April 13, 2009 8:31 PM
    Thursday, April 2, 2009 10:02 PM