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  • Can anyone confirm the licenses required for a 'Test' CRM?

    If someone already has a CRM On-Premise Live server and license and they want a 'Test' area do they need another server license? I assume the users are already covered under their CALs?



    Tuesday, January 8, 2013 3:38 PM


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  • One can create a different organization with a new DB to keep test separate from live.  Or  get a fresh copy via MSDN subscription.  Sometimes you can just in xRM create a new solution to build and test the change.

    Best way is to understand your Test needs and get a qualified CRM person to execute the plan

    Regards ...

    Rick Davey
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    Tuesday, January 8, 2013 7:10 PM
  • This article is a bit old but sounds about right http://sundium.wordpress.com/2009/04/08/crm-licensing-in-dev-uat-and-production/, otherwise contact MS directly about your licensing needs if still unsure.

    MS site on licensing http://crm.dynamics.com/en-gb/on-premises

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    • Marked as answer by Pete.CRM Wednesday, January 9, 2013 9:35 AM
    Tuesday, January 8, 2013 11:17 PM
  • You need a CRM server license for ever server on which CRM is installed. Check your licensing agreement regarding cold-standby disaster recovery servers, but otherwise I'm fairly certain that development, test and production servers all need to be licensed. You might be able to use MSDN licenses for development and test servers depending on your requirements.

    Or, as Rick suggested, you can create a second CRM organization on the production server, but this doesn't enable you to test update rollups because this are installed on the server and affect all organizations on the server.

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    • Marked as answer by Pete.CRM Wednesday, January 9, 2013 9:35 AM
    Wednesday, January 9, 2013 4:14 AM