Upgrade CRM 4.0 to CRM 2015 version RRS feed

  • Question

  • hi Guys,

    Recently i have received an request for upgrading current CRM 4.0 to CRM 2015. Can any one provide me the exact ways to get this upgrade done.

    This up-gradation would be hosted internally i mean this is on-premise CRM.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016 3:16 PM

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  • Hello,

    The only way to update is step by step migrate your CRM using following sequence - 4.0 -> 2011 -> 2013 -> 2015 -> 2016.

    I'm afraid that there is no other way of doing it.

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    Wednesday, March 16, 2016 4:19 PM
  • HI,

    is there any direct link, where i can get proper flow of migration??

    Thursday, March 17, 2016 8:32 PM
  • You should also consider the effort to install a clean version of DCRM 2015 and performing a data migration from your current CRM 4.0 system. If you don't have a huge amount of data and customizations, it might take less effort to install a clean version and just move your data and changes.

    Good luck!


    Saturday, March 19, 2016 3:15 PM
  • Hi,

    If you want to do an upgrade of the current environment and not go with the migration that John suggested, the "proper flow" is described in each implementation guide (2011, 2013, 2015). It all also depends a bit of what hardware/software you're currently running. In short, there are three ways of upgrading a CRM, one is to install a fresh system, do a db backup of the org db and restore it to the new system. Another is to install a new application server and point it to the existing database, this requires the database to supprot the new version. The last is to do an in place upgrade where you just install the new server on top of the old, in this case both application and database servers needs to support the new server.

    As Andrii says, you have to go from 4 to 2011 to 2013 to 2015 so there are 3 upgrades you need to do. On top of that you will need to do an upgrade of the customizations (scripts and plugins) and also probably have a look at the sitemap and those customizations plus the forms.

    Good luck and ask if you have any more questions.

    (Edit, you will need four upgrades, I missed the 2016)

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    Monday, March 21, 2016 7:50 AM
  • I agree with John. If there is any chance you can do a clean CRM 2015 install then do that and then migrate the data. Some date like activities might be hard to migrate but then consider making a report with the information on each account. 

    Monday, March 21, 2016 9:18 AM