Installing Dynamics CRM 2013 on Workgroup RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am trying to install Dynamics CRM 2013 on a system (Server 2008 R2) that is a part of a workgroup; and I am having a hard time to install it. The system has active directory installed but it's disabled (and I cannot start it probably because it's not a domain system). I created the different users for different roles as local users. Now when I go ahead and try to install CRM, in the setup it asks for the Organizational Unit which I cannot provide (I cannot browse), it says "No Active Directory" found.

    Please can someone assist me here? I have done a lot of installations, but all on AD systems. This is the first time I am installing in a WorkGroup and I am really stuck. Am I missing anything? Is there anything extra I need to install? Does the CRM Setup differ for a Workgroup than for a Domain? Or is this something not possible at all?


    Admin QuikView Solution for CRM 2013

    Thursday, November 6, 2014 3:22 AM

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  • CRM Server has to be installed on a machine that is a member of a domain. It's not possible to install it in a workgroup

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

    Thursday, November 6, 2014 7:15 PM
  • Hi,

    You need to join the server to a domain.  Then try installing the crm.

    As the server is not joined to a domain, that why you are getting the error @Active Directory not found.



    Thursday, December 4, 2014 6:22 AM