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  • We have a company we own that runs a standalone version of CRM4 RU21 (All held on one server), this is becoming difficult to maintain and we are considering various options.

    As we are planning an upgrade to our system, next year where we will look to undertake full BPR, we are looking to move the existing system into a supportable state i.e. 2011 (same as our existing system).

    I have a few questions:

    * Can 2011 all existing within one server happily, reporting, etc etc.  Our existing CRM system has all of its differing functions separated off i.e. we have 2 applications servers, one reporting...

    * Any links to guides on doing an on premise upgrade with the least hassle?

    regards,

    Matt

    Monday, June 26, 2017 3:40 PM

Answers

  • To add a few other thoughts:

    • CRM 2011 is now out of mainstream support from MS - the earliest version that is covered by mainstream support is CRM 2013
    • Providing your CRM 4 implementation does not have any code written for CRM 3, an upgrade to CRM 2011 should be relatively painless, as CRM 2011 supports the CRM 4 endpoints for code. However, upgrading further (e.g. to CRM 2013) would require that all custom code (client and server side) is rewritten
    • The easiest (least downtime) way to upgrade/migrate from CRM 4 to 2011 is onto a new server, and new SQL server (the new server can run both CRM and SQL). This link gives a decent overview of the process

    Microsoft CRM MVP - http://mscrmuk.blogspot.com/ http://www.excitation.co.uk

    • Marked as answer by Matt_H_UK Tuesday, August 1, 2017 8:16 AM
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017 8:52 AM
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  • Yes you can use one server for CRM 2011 and associated functions such as SQL and SSRS.

    Whether this is a good idea depends on the spec of the servers and volume of transactions in CRM.I'd like to ask why not upgrade to the latest version? CRM 2011 is probably not supported now, there has been versions 2013, 2015 and 2016 since 2011.

    Monday, July 17, 2017 1:54 PM
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  • To add a few other thoughts:

    • CRM 2011 is now out of mainstream support from MS - the earliest version that is covered by mainstream support is CRM 2013
    • Providing your CRM 4 implementation does not have any code written for CRM 3, an upgrade to CRM 2011 should be relatively painless, as CRM 2011 supports the CRM 4 endpoints for code. However, upgrading further (e.g. to CRM 2013) would require that all custom code (client and server side) is rewritten
    • The easiest (least downtime) way to upgrade/migrate from CRM 4 to 2011 is onto a new server, and new SQL server (the new server can run both CRM and SQL). This link gives a decent overview of the process

    Microsoft CRM MVP - http://mscrmuk.blogspot.com/ http://www.excitation.co.uk

    • Marked as answer by Matt_H_UK Tuesday, August 1, 2017 8:16 AM
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017 8:52 AM
    Moderator