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Can we create a business unit with the same name as root business unit ?? RRS feed

  • Question

  • is this possible ??

    Ahmed - CRM Application Management

    Thursday, April 12, 2012 11:30 AM

Answers

  • Yes. It is.

     I just did at least on my CRM 2011 - Roll up 7 enviroment.


    Rune Daub Senior Consultant - Dynateam CRM http://www.xrmmanagement.com

    Thursday, April 12, 2012 12:40 PM

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  • Yes. It is.

     I just did at least on my CRM 2011 - Roll up 7 enviroment.


    Rune Daub Senior Consultant - Dynateam CRM http://www.xrmmanagement.com

    Thursday, April 12, 2012 12:40 PM
  • but practically it should not happen ??

    Ahmed - CRM Application Management

    Thursday, April 12, 2012 1:42 PM
  • Rune

    can you tel me which version you have 4.0 or 2011??


    Ahmed - CRM Application Management

    Thursday, April 12, 2012 2:27 PM
  • As Rune stated: it is possible. He tried on CRM 2011 UR7.

    Of course, it would be bad practice to give the same name to all your business units or to have two business units with the same name. But Microsoft doesn't stop you implementing bad practices.


    Neil Benson, CRM Addict and MVP at Slalom Consulting. Find me on Twitter. Join over 20,000 other CRM professionals on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM group on LinkedIn.

    Thursday, April 12, 2012 6:42 PM
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  • Neil ,

    I am also able to create the business unit , but as the name of the business units should be unique then it should not allow to create a business unit with the same name ...


    Ahmed - CRM Application Management

    Thursday, April 12, 2012 6:58 PM
  • Who says they should be unique? They will have a GUID which keeps them unique, and in CRM 2011 you can rename BUs after creating them (unlike CRM 4), so the name itself is fairly arbitrary.

    It would be a pretty bad practice, and would make it harder to manage things, especially security roles, but the software is not trying to stop you doing dumb things in case you have a really good reason why you want to be the exception to the rule.


    Hope this helps. Adam Vero, MCT

    Thursday, April 12, 2012 8:03 PM
  • Adam thanks for your valuable information

    Ahmed - CRM Application Management

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012 12:21 PM