Is CRM 2011 supported on Small Business Server 2011? RRS feed

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  • Hello everyone,

    If this question has already been answered, I apologize, but I can't find it anywhere.

    Can CRM 2011 be installed on Small Business Server 2011 (with Premium add-on that adds SQL Server 2008 R2)?  It doesn't look like Small Business Server 2008 is available anymore.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Monday, March 7, 2011 10:16 PM


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  • Small Business Server 2008 Standard or Premium is listed as a supported OS.  Page goes to implementation guide and page showing system requirements.



    Jamie Miley
    Monday, March 7, 2011 10:27 PM
  • I read the implementation guide.  So Small Business Server 2011 is NOT supported or you don't know and are just referencing the IG?

    Monday, March 7, 2011 10:59 PM
  • Good call.  If you read the "page" at the link I provided it says the following.

    • Supported Operating Systems:Windows Server 2008 Datacenter;Windows Server 2008 Enterprise;Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2;Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium;Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard;Windows Web Server 2008 R2

    I think that this is kind misleading as I am pretty sure the implementation guide itself would work on just about any Windows OS 9x or later.  This lead me to believe that the CRM server was good on those OS's as it only listed Server OS's.  I marked your post as helpful and will suggest it as the answer.  I hope the moderators or someone can put in a work with Microsoft to get it fixed, whether it's the IG thats wrong or the page that's wrong, I don't know.

    Jamie Miley
    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 2:42 AM
  • SBS 2011 is comprised of other Microsoft technologies that are required/supported for CRM 2011 so it's highly likely that CRM 2011 will work perfectly on SBS 2011.

    But until you see Windows Small Business Server 2011 listed in the Implementation Guide or similar, then it is not supported by the Microsoft CRM support team. It's probably being tested at the moment, and I would expect the official documentation to be updated once the testing is complete.

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    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 9:54 AM
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    Saturday, June 4, 2011 2:33 AM
  • Hi
    Has this moved forwared at all in the last year?

    Or is it still the case that MS CRM needs Indexing Services, SBS 2011 Console needs Windows Search Services and you cant run both.

    Monday, June 18, 2012 11:30 AM
  • The current version of the CRM 2011 Implementation Guide (5.4) lists the following supported operating systems:

    • Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard
    • Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials

    Hope this helps.

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    Monday, June 18, 2012 1:24 PM
  • Well it says its supported, but when you run the install it breaks with what looks like the same problem it had from the start, namely MS CRM needs Indexing Services, SBS 2011 Console needs Windows Search Services and you cant run both.

    Is there any reference as to how to install on SBS 2011 with Windows Search Services still runnung?

    Monday, June 18, 2012 4:12 PM
  • I would be interested in an definitive answer/solution to this problem as we are planning upgrading our systems as well (the core being SBS 2011).

    I had a look at the IG as well and it plainly states that SBS 2011 is a supported OS system. 

    Thank you in advance to any further information

    Monday, September 10, 2012 1:29 PM
  • It is supported as stated in the IG, I wonder if there could be possible hoops to jump through if it has a web interface like home server does on the main web site.  You might need to use a website other than the default (pick a new port in installation).  

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    Monday, September 10, 2012 2:13 PM