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  • Question

  • I've been asked to take over CRM 2011 development from a recently-departed developer (erm as in departed the company!) I have no CRM 2011 experience of course. :)

    When I try to run Deployment Manager, it comes up with an error "can't load snap-in" because "specified domain can't be contacted".

    http://i.imgur.com/ugPm4.gif

    I have added the domain to HOSTS, ie: 127.0.0.1 my.domain.com. However I assume it was working before so he must have used it without having to do that.

    Can anyone suggest things to try/check to get deployment manager running? Many thanks!

    Note: It's running in a VM (there's a production VM and this development VM). The VM itself is running ok, has access to the internet and I can RD into it.
    Saturday, November 17, 2012 4:44 PM

Answers

  • Hi Alistair,

    Try adding the registry key:

    Name: PreferredDC
    Type: string
    value: Name_of_your_DC

    This should force deployment manager to use a specific domain on your network and hence force the 'domain' connectivity.

    let us know if this helped


    Visit my blog for CRM material, improving performance, kerberos, IFD, development tips, etc. :) http://quantusdynamics.blogspot.com

    • Proposed as answer by nrodriEditor Friday, November 23, 2012 9:03 AM
    • Marked as answer by nrodriEditor Monday, December 3, 2012 9:34 AM
    Monday, November 19, 2012 9:52 AM
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All replies

  • HI alistaircobalt,

                    Are you domain admin? Also be sure you are also sysadmin on the SQL server and verify you have access to the MSCRM_config database.

    Regards,
    Damian Sinay

    Saturday, November 17, 2012 10:37 PM
  • Hi Alistair,

    Try adding the registry key:

    Name: PreferredDC
    Type: string
    value: Name_of_your_DC

    This should force deployment manager to use a specific domain on your network and hence force the 'domain' connectivity.

    let us know if this helped


    Visit my blog for CRM material, improving performance, kerberos, IFD, development tips, etc. :) http://quantusdynamics.blogspot.com

    • Proposed as answer by nrodriEditor Friday, November 23, 2012 9:03 AM
    • Marked as answer by nrodriEditor Monday, December 3, 2012 9:34 AM
    Monday, November 19, 2012 9:52 AM
    Answerer
  • Hi,

    Did you find a solution to your question, did the above answer help fixed your problem?


    Visit my blog for CRM material, improving performance, kerberos, IFD, development tips, etc. :) http://quantusdynamics.blogspot.com

    Thursday, November 29, 2012 10:26 AM
    Answerer