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  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have a huge problem that stays unsolved despite the amount of time and people allocated .

     

    The setup fails:

     

    Microsoft Dynamics CRM Setup

    -----------------------------------------------

    Action  Microsoft.Crm.Setup.Server.RSConfigAction failed.
    The specified path is not a metabase path.
    Parameter name: path

    -----------------------------------------------

    from the log:

     Error| Setup was unable to retrieve settings from the Internet Information Services (IIS) metabase

     

     

    ---------------------------------------------

    We tried the following kb article (and several dozens of other kb's)
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957053
    (Issue 6)

     

    but it did not make a difference.

    We use SQL SERVER 2008. The webservice url (required in the article) is 80.

    I inserted it once with "AllUnsigned" and once with the ip address - in the new website they

    required to create in the IIS (how does it help?)

     

    I recall that earlier in our previous attempts to make the setup, the crm made an error

    about  the metabase file. A "Search" show that there is C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\MetaBase.xml

     and metabase  db in : C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics CRM\Tools\Sql\4.0

     

    Please advise....

    Thank you.

    Thursday, January 22, 2009 6:55 AM

Answers


  • use

    "setupserver.exe  /config c:\config.xml"

    example:


    <CRMSetup>

       <Server>

            <Patch update="true">\\server\share\patchfile.msp</Patch>

            <LicenseKey>XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX</LicenseKey>

            <SqlServer>SQLServer</SqlServer>

            <Database create="true"/>

            <Reporting URL="http://MyReportingServer/ReportServer"/>

            <OrganizationCollation>Latin1_General_CI_AI</OrganizationCollation>

            <basecurrency isocurrencycode="USD" currencyname="US Dollar" currencysymbol="$" />

            <Organization>Long Organization Name</Organization>

            <OrganizationUniqueName>OrganizationName</OrganizationUniqueName>

            <OU>OU=value,DC=subdomain,DC=subdomain,DC=subdomain,DC=com</OU>

            <WebsiteUrl create="false">/LM/W3SVC/1</WebsiteUrl>

            <InstallDir>C:\Program Files\Microsoft CRM</InstallDir>

            <CrmServiceAccount type="DomainUser">

                       <ServiceAccountLogin>login</ServiceAccountLogin>

                       <ServiceAccountPassword>password</ServiceAccountPassword>

                 </CrmServiceAccount>

            <SQM optin="true"/>

       <Email>

            <IncomingExchangeServer name="ExchangeServerName"/>       

       </Email>

       </Server>

    </CRMSetup>

     


    Tiaan van Niekerk http://crmdelacreme.blogspot.com Skype:tiaan.van.niekerk1
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 4:43 AM

All replies

  • SQLserver 2008 having some problems covered in rollup update 2

     

    Try to install rollup update 1 or 2

     

    http://blogs.msdn.com/crm/archive/2008/12/23/update-rollup-1-for-microsoft-dynamics-crm-4-0.aspx

     

    http://blogs.msdn.com/crm/archive/2009/01/20/update-rollup-2-for-microsoft-dynamics-crm-4-0.aspx

     

    Regards,

    Imran

     

     

    Thursday, January 22, 2009 8:38 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi.

    Thanks for your reply, but I  didn't get yet to a point where I have a good CRM  installed to this customer of us.

     

    Maybe you ran across : " Create a config file" as it is required at:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957053

    for the server update:
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=94937&clcid=

    <the language code >

    The content of the config.xml file follows this :

    <Patch update="true">LOCATION OF SAVED FILE.MSP</Patch>

    so it actually that (and I followed the right CPU type and language):

    <Patch update="true">C:\downloads\update\server_i386.msp</Patch>

    (this is single line that exists in the config file)

    and the command prompt directive is:


    F:\Server\i386\setupserver.exe  /InstallAlways /L C:\log.log /config C:\config.xml

     

    It does triggers the CRM Setup from the dist but after installing sveral components it

    gives the error:

    ---------------------------

    Microsoft Dynamics CRM Setup

    The XML in the configuration file is not valid. Location: {0}. Please fix the configuration file, and then try again.

    -----------------------------

    Is my config file not OK  or should I use an existing configuration file

     

    Thanks a lot

     

    Thursday, January 22, 2009 1:15 PM

  • F:\Server\i386\setupserver.exe  /InstallAlways /L C:\log.log /config C:\config.xml

     

    It does triggers the CRM Setup from the dist but after installing sveral components it

    gives the error:

    ---------------------------

    Microsoft Dynamics CRM Setup

    The XML in the configuration file is not valid. Location: {0}. Please fix the configuration file, and then try again.

    -----------------------------

    Is my config file not OK  or should I use an existing configuration file

     

    Thanks a lot

     

     

    Hi CRM2008 you fix this problem for you?
    I get analogy problem and don't know what i do wrong.
    Monday, May 25, 2009 10:16 AM

  • use

    "setupserver.exe  /config c:\config.xml"

    example:


    <CRMSetup>

       <Server>

            <Patch update="true">\\server\share\patchfile.msp</Patch>

            <LicenseKey>XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX</LicenseKey>

            <SqlServer>SQLServer</SqlServer>

            <Database create="true"/>

            <Reporting URL="http://MyReportingServer/ReportServer"/>

            <OrganizationCollation>Latin1_General_CI_AI</OrganizationCollation>

            <basecurrency isocurrencycode="USD" currencyname="US Dollar" currencysymbol="$" />

            <Organization>Long Organization Name</Organization>

            <OrganizationUniqueName>OrganizationName</OrganizationUniqueName>

            <OU>OU=value,DC=subdomain,DC=subdomain,DC=subdomain,DC=com</OU>

            <WebsiteUrl create="false">/LM/W3SVC/1</WebsiteUrl>

            <InstallDir>C:\Program Files\Microsoft CRM</InstallDir>

            <CrmServiceAccount type="DomainUser">

                       <ServiceAccountLogin>login</ServiceAccountLogin>

                       <ServiceAccountPassword>password</ServiceAccountPassword>

                 </CrmServiceAccount>

            <SQM optin="true"/>

       <Email>

            <IncomingExchangeServer name="ExchangeServerName"/>       

       </Email>

       </Server>

    </CRMSetup>

     


    Tiaan van Niekerk http://crmdelacreme.blogspot.com Skype:tiaan.van.niekerk1
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 4:43 AM