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  • Hi,

     

    We want to deploy MS dynamics CRM 4.0 Pro for a group of companies on single server. In other words, mutiple CRMs on single server. Each company should be able to connect its own CRM and database on the same server. Is that possible? How?

     

    Thanks in advanced.

    Tuesday, December 2, 2008 2:12 PM

Answers

  • No that's not possible with Professional. You will need Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Enterprise to do that. Multi-Tenancy is only possible with Enterprise.
    Tuesday, December 2, 2008 2:24 PM

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  • No that's not possible with Professional. You will need Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Enterprise to do that. Multi-Tenancy is only possible with Enterprise.
    Tuesday, December 2, 2008 2:24 PM
  • Hi,

    My question is why you do not utilize the multi tenancy feature of CRM 4.0 ? Such that when you installed CRM 4.0, you can configure multiple organization,each with its own databases, rather than installing multiple separate instance of CRM 4.0

    When you have utilized multi tenancy feature of CRM 4.0, you will have something like this :

    http://CompanyA.com/Organization1 -> for Organization 1
    http://CompanyB.com/Organization2 -> for Organization 2

    You might want to refer to these references :

    *) http://blogs.msdn.com/crm/archive/2008/01/18/multi-tenancy-in-crm-4.aspx
    *) Implementation Guide : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1ceb5e01-de9f-48c0-8ce2-51633ebf4714&displaylang=en

    hope this helps,

    hadi teo.



    Tuesday, December 2, 2008 2:25 PM
  • Thanks, actually I took a look into the mentioed article, but is that possible to apply on Professional version? According to the reply above, it is not possible except in the Enterprise edition.

     

     

    Thursday, December 4, 2008 9:41 AM
  • Hi Mr CRM,

    First, you can't install multiple instance of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 application on the same server.

    The ability to create multiple organisation in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 is called Multi-Tenancy. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multitenancy) 

    Multi-Tenancy is a feature only available with the Enterprise Edition of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0.


    Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Professional Server

    Offers a rich feature set, and supports single tenant deployment.


    Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Enterprise Server

    Offers a rich feature set, and supports multi-tenant deployments.



    I hope this helps!

    Have a nice deployment!


    Thursday, December 4, 2008 2:11 PM