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Microsoft CRM 3.0 Update Rollup 2 Status Update - and a little Q&A

Microsoft CRM 3.0 Update Rollup 2 Status Update - and a little Q&A

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Hello, Microsoft Dynamics CRM folks,

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Sustained Engineering team is currently targeting June 4th as the Release-To-Web date for Update Rollup 2 for Microsoft CRM 3.0.  It has been undergoing pre-release testing for a month, and we currently have no open issues.  When it is released, it will be available via the Microsoft Download Center (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/)

I'd like to take this opportunity to answer some blog questions regarding this release:

Question:

Does Update Rollup 2 include the Client Compatibility Update (for Windows Vista and Office 2007 support)?

Answer:

No.  Update Rollup 2 includes fixes for the Client Compatibility Update, but you must install the Client Compatibility Update first, then install the client package of Update Rollup 2 on your clients to benefit from the fixes provided via Update Rollup 2.

Question:

Is Update Rollup 2 cumulative, i.e. does it include the hotfixes/updates from Update Rollup 1?

Answer:

Yes.  All Microsoft Dynamics CRM Update Rollups are cumulative, so Update Rollup 2 includes the fixes from Update Rollup 1, and subsequent Update Rollups will include all fixes previously released in earlier Rollups.

Question:

Is the Daylight Saving Time fix and Update Time Zones Wizard included in Update Rollup 2?  Should I run the Time Zones Wizard?

Answer:

Yes, and Yes.  The Daylight Saving Time remediation tools are included in Update Rollup 2, and you should consult the documentation for the Daylight Saving Time toolset (see Microsoft Knowledge Base articles 925874 and 932984) before running the Update Time Zones Wizard.  If you do not, CRM entities with date/time stamps will be off by one hour during the week when Daylight Saving Time 2007 is being exited, if your server or any clients are in time zones affected by the DST 2007 changes.

Question:

Does Update Rollup 2 have any updates as prerequisites prior to install?

Answer:

No.  Update Rollup 2 will install over RTM (Release To Manufacture) v3.0 client / server, or installations with any combination of hotfixes.

Question:

Is Update Rollup 2 un-installable?

Answer:

No, this is by design due to the nature of the database updates needed for the Daylight Saving time remediation tools.

Question:

How important is installing Update Rollup 2?

Answer:

Extremely important, in that post-Update Rollup 2 hotfixes (prior to Update Rollup 3) will REQUIRE Update Rollup 2.  The benefits are our ability to ship smaller hotfixes in some cases (fewer binary dependencies is a benefit of making Update Rollup 2 a new "baseline"), and allowing post-Update Rollup 2 hotfixes to be un-installable.

Questions?  Please send to crmsepm@microsoft.com.

Thanks!

Greg Nichols

  • Is there a SPE version coming out?

  • Is there any news on whether Microsoft has made it easier to install the client updtaes...i.e. not having to require every user to have 'Local Administrator" security rights?

    This has been a major pain in the arse.  It takes longer to schedule an update (the DST hotfix was ugly!), and it forces small IT staffs like ours to not install any hotfix until a major rollup like this.

    If anyone has a better way to install updates and hotfixes, I would be greatful if you passed on the knowledge.

  • How can you tell if the Rollup 2 is installed? I lost track of which workstations I deployed it to and now when I look in Add remove programs I don't see a CRM rollup listed even for the ones I know I installed it on?

  • Rollup 2 för Microsoft CRM närmar sig, det tänkta releasedatumet är 4:e Juni och release kommer att göras

  • <How can you tell if the Rollup 2 is installed?>

    A fast way to see which hotfixes and rollups are installed is to look in Add/Remove programs.  Check the option to show updates. Then you'll see the installed program and all updates.

  • What is the best way to roll these updates out on workstaions?  I have spent the last week installing SFO on 100 clients.   Now I have to go back to all of them in 2 weeks and install this too?  

  • What is the best way to roll these updates out on workstaions?  I have spent the last week installing SFO on 100 clients.   Now I have to go back to all of them in 2 weeks and install this too?  

  • Are there release notes detailing what Rollup 2 offers?

  • Is there any plans for making updates for the CRM Client available via Windows Software Update Services (WSUS)?

  • June 4th has come. Where is the update?

  • Is the Update Rollup 1.0 a prerequisite for the update rollup 2.0?

  • WHere I can find the update? Is it going to be available today?

  • Current status of the update? As the target

    was 4th of June.

  • What is the official release date of CRM Rollup 2? Does it contain a new Outlook Client for CRM OR does it help with some of the Outlook 2007/with CRM lockup issues?

  • Is there anything new on the release date and what this update offers?

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