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  • Dynamics CRM can only be installed on a server within a domain, and it can't be installed on a domain controller. So that means you have to deploy at least two instances of Windows Server just to deploy Dynamics CRM. Is that correct?

    Monday, March 14, 2011 9:19 PM

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  • Domain controllers are taxed for other reason's but you can definately install CRM on a domain controller.  If you are building a dev virtual it is the best way to do it.

    In production you wouldn't want to only because of performance reason's on the domain.

    You are right about needing two windows instances.  I don't know about restrictions on web version.  I would try it.  If you are concerned about it you could always make your deployment an IFD (Internet Facing Deployment) to meet that requirement.


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    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 2:08 AM
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  • Dynamics CRM is using AD to authenticate users so you will need AD in your environment.
    You can install Dynamics CRM 4.0 on the Domain Controller but it's strongly not suggested.

    KG


    My Dynamics CRM Blog: http://bovoweb.blogspot.com
    Monday, March 14, 2011 11:14 PM
  • Dynamics CRM is using AD to authenticate users so you will need AD in your environment.
    You can install Dynamics CRM 4.0 on the Domain Controller but it's strongly not suggested.

    KG


    My Dynamics CRM Blog: http://bovoweb.blogspot.com
    This kind of makes it difficult if you signed up for BizSpark, as the program gives you only one activation key for Windows Server 2008 (Standard or Enterprise). The program gives you another key for Windows Server 2008 (Web Edition), but my understanding is that it's intended to be used only for Internet-facing applications. Dynamics CRM, while web-based, seems to be more of an intranet application.
    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 1:37 AM
  • Domain controllers are taxed for other reason's but you can definately install CRM on a domain controller.  If you are building a dev virtual it is the best way to do it.

    In production you wouldn't want to only because of performance reason's on the domain.

    You are right about needing two windows instances.  I don't know about restrictions on web version.  I would try it.  If you are concerned about it you could always make your deployment an IFD (Internet Facing Deployment) to meet that requirement.


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    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 2:08 AM
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