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CRM4 Server - Update Rollup 4, CRM4 Client - No Update Rollups RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    The Title is self expainatory

    1> What if Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4 has update rollup 4 installed on the server but CRM 4 client is not updated with any rollups?
    2> What if there is a mismatch between update rollups with CRM Server and other components like CRM Client, DMM, E-mail Router etc.?

    Your ideas and experiences are welcome. Please share with the community.
    Thank you.


    Best Regards,
    Gagandeep Singh
    http://mscrmnovice.blogspot.com
    Thursday, August 27, 2009 9:07 AM

Answers

  • The best practice is to have all the components be at the same update rollup level.

    It is ok to have mix and match since each update rollup applies to the specific components and bring that component to the latest fixes/updates.  I would always recommend patching the single components first - crm server, router, srs, etc. since it only needs to apply once vs. the crm outlook client which depends on the number of crm outlook clients deployed.

    Similar to Windows OS having the latest update and Office doesn't have the latest update -  Yes, there maybe some errors that comes up with mix and match so the good practice is to keep them at the same level as much as possible.


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    Thursday, August 27, 2009 9:54 AM
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  • The best practice is to have all the components be at the same update rollup level.

    It is ok to have mix and match since each update rollup applies to the specific components and bring that component to the latest fixes/updates.  I would always recommend patching the single components first - crm server, router, srs, etc. since it only needs to apply once vs. the crm outlook client which depends on the number of crm outlook clients deployed.

    Similar to Windows OS having the latest update and Office doesn't have the latest update -  Yes, there maybe some errors that comes up with mix and match so the good practice is to keep them at the same level as much as possible.


    http://www.workopia.com/Links.htm

    Thursday, August 27, 2009 9:54 AM
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  • I agree with Frank, and I'd also add that we've seen many instances where the Outlook clients were many updates/rollups behind the CRM server. Other than the issues that the update rollups would fix, we haven't seen any major problems with Outlook clients that are outdated.
    Matt Wittemann, MVP for CRM (http://icu-mscrm.blogspot.com)
    Thursday, August 27, 2009 8:22 PM
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