CRM2011 crmSvcUtil.exe Error: Metadata contains a reference that cannot be resolved RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,
    I tried to execute the following
    crmsvcutil.exe /url:https://server1/org1/XRMServices/2011/Organization.svc /out:sdk.cs /username:myusername /password:mypassword  /namespace:crm.Sdk

    and received following error:

    Exiting program with exception: Metadata contains a reference that cannot be res
    olved: 'https://server1/org1/XRMServices/2011/Organization.svc?wsdl'.
    Enable tracing and view the trace files for more information.
    crmsvcutil.exe Error: 0 : Exiting program with exit code 2 due to exception : System.InvalidOperationException: Metadata contains a reference that cannot be resolved
     ---> System.Net.WebException: The operation has timed out

       at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetResponse()
       at System.ServiceModel.Description.MetadataExchangeClient.MetadataLocationRet
    riever.DownloadMetadata(TimeoutHelper timeoutHelper)
       at System.ServiceModel.Description.MetadataExchangeClient.MetadataRetriever.R
    etrieve(TimeoutHelper timeoutHelper)
       --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
       at System.ServiceModel.Description.MetadataExchangeClient.MetadataRetriever.R
    etrieve(TimeoutHelper timeoutHelper)
       at System.ServiceModel.Description.MetadataExchangeClient.ResolveNext(Resolve
    CallState resolveCallState)
       at System.ServiceModel.Description.MetadataExchangeClient.GetMetadata(Metadat
    aRetriever retriever)
       at Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.Client.ServiceMetadataUtility.RetrieveServiceEndpoints(T
    ype contractType, Uri serviceUri)

    What could be the possibilities?

    Monday, October 24, 2011 9:57 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    is it CRM 2011 Online?

    Please have a look at this article:



    Monday, October 24, 2011 10:20 PM
  • Hi,

    No. It is on-Premise. Any my user is granted with System Administrator role.

    • Proposed as answer by wOvalle Wednesday, June 25, 2014 5:45 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by wOvalle Wednesday, June 25, 2014 5:45 PM
    Tuesday, October 25, 2011 2:24 AM
  • Do you use CrmSvcUtil from SDK? For SDK command line format is different. Look here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff681563.aspx.

    I use a Customer Portal version:

    CrmSvcUtil /codeCustomization:"Microsoft.Xrm.Client.CodeGeneration.CodeCustomization, Microsoft.Xrm.Client.CodeGeneration" /out:Xrm\Xrm.cs /url:http://Crm/Contoso/XRMServices/2011/Organization.svc 

    /domain:CONTOSO /username:administrator /password:pass@word1 /namespace:Xrm

    /serviceContextName:XrmServiceContext /serviceContextPrefix:Xrm

    Even in this case for AD authentication you missed /domain:

    Tuesday, October 25, 2011 3:51 AM
  • I had same problem and found out, that you can't run CrmSvcUtil from a network path. You should run it from a local drive, such c:\SDK\bin\..., then it works
    Thursday, March 15, 2012 6:52 PM
  • You are using https. So are you using Internal/External Claims Based Auth?

    If this is configured, check for the correct Service-URL.

    • Settings --> Customizations --> Developer Resources



    • Proposed as answer by KODE Friday, June 8, 2012 5:02 PM
    Thursday, March 15, 2012 8:43 PM
  • I am able to resolve this issue by replacing HTTPS to HTTP in my URL path.
    Wednesday, August 3, 2016 6:20 PM