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  • Hello - What are the system requirements for running a local CRM dev environment? I'm about to finish my first CRM project and my local dev environment was on a computer running Windows Server 2008 R2. Is a Windows Server 2008 R2 OS a requirement for running a local CRM dev environment? 

    My personal laptop has Windows 7 and I was wondering if this would support a local dev env.  If not then what's the easiest way to get a local CRM dev environment setup on my laptop without buying a new laptop? Are there any other system requirement gotchas I should be aware of?  My laptop is only about 1 year old.

    Monday, July 1, 2013 8:39 PM

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  • Check out Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Administrator's Guide in the following link, hope It is useful.


    Monday, July 1, 2013 8:53 PM
  • A windows 7 machine with visual studio installed should allow you to continue with development for CRM 2011. You can always use a CRM Online instance for development instead of CRM On-Premise deployment.

    With a Windows 8 64 bit machine, you can even setup a hyper-v machine and actually have a copy of CRM On-Premise installed along with visual studio so that you can have a CRM and development on the same box. easier for debugging.



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    Tuesday, July 2, 2013 3:45 AM