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  • Question

  • Right now we have one server with Windows 2003 Server that has active
    directory on it. The machine also has SQL 2005 and IIS.

    We have another machine with Small Business Server 2003 and we want to put
    CRM 3.0 on this machine. Will this machine need SQL on it as well? Will it
    need active directory? Basically, will this setup work having one server with
    Active Directory, IIS, SQL 2005... and the other server with only CRM 3.0

    Thanks for any help

    Regards
    Avery
    Thursday, July 5, 2007 7:01 PM

Answers

  • One is licensing. If you want to use the Small Business License for CRM (which is about half the price of the Professional license), you have to run CRM and SQL on the SBS machine. If you have a Professional license you put CRM and SQL on separate machines.

     

    The other issue is Active Directory. From what I remember, SBS 2003 allows you to add a Windows Server 2003 as an additional domain controller in the SBS AD domain, but the domain has to be created on SBS 2003. There is no way of establishing trusts between and SBS AD domain and any other AD domain. Put another way, if the Windows 2003 Server is a domain controller in the SBS AD domain then you can deploy as you wish (though taking into account the licensing issues above), but if the users are members of an AD domain that is only controlled on the Windows 2003 Server, then these users won't be able to access anything on the SBS server, including CRM

    Friday, July 6, 2007 3:49 PM
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  • I'm not sure if you already installed SBS 2003 in your existing windows 2003 server AD?
    If not, have a look of MSKB: 884453

    It's possilbe to do so, but it's not a good idea to doing that. Why not install everything on SBS?
    Friday, July 6, 2007 10:48 AM
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  • One is licensing. If you want to use the Small Business License for CRM (which is about half the price of the Professional license), you have to run CRM and SQL on the SBS machine. If you have a Professional license you put CRM and SQL on separate machines.

     

    The other issue is Active Directory. From what I remember, SBS 2003 allows you to add a Windows Server 2003 as an additional domain controller in the SBS AD domain, but the domain has to be created on SBS 2003. There is no way of establishing trusts between and SBS AD domain and any other AD domain. Put another way, if the Windows 2003 Server is a domain controller in the SBS AD domain then you can deploy as you wish (though taking into account the licensing issues above), but if the users are members of an AD domain that is only controlled on the Windows 2003 Server, then these users won't be able to access anything on the SBS server, including CRM

    Friday, July 6, 2007 3:49 PM
    Moderator