CRM 2011 Port Forwarding Error(Without IFD) RRS feed

  • Question

  • One of our client wants to do port forwarding to the crm server , so that users can access the crm from Internet. They are using ZyXel firewall (for port forwarding). 

    They have mapped 203.xx.xx.xx(public ip) to 192.Xx.xx.xx(local ip) with incoming and outgoing port 5555(default port of our crm server), but it  doesn't work. Any suggestions?

    I tried to map for rdp and sql report server(web server), these things are able to access. 

    I have been stuck with this more than a day. Can anyone please help

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013 10:06 AM

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  • You have to use IFD to access onpremise crm on global internet

    Hope this helps. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Santosh Bhagat If this post answers your question, please click "Mark As Answer" on the post and "Vote as Helpful"

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013 10:26 AM
  • Not really. We have other setups were we use port forwarding and Not IFD

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013 10:34 AM
  • I agree, port forwarding is not a supported scenario for accessing CRM over the Internet.  The recommendation is to use IFD / Claims Authentication.  Even if you get this to work, you could find that the Outlook Client doesn't work, there are issues with reporting, etc.  Encourage your client to use a supported configuration. 

    Regards, Donna

    Saturday, December 14, 2013 5:50 PM