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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 on Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 on Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008

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We are proud to announce that Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2. Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 have been released to manufacturing and will be available for customers from October 22nd 2009. Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 will be fully supported on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 from the time they are released.

I am running Windows 7 on my primary laptop and am very pleased with this release. Windows 7 introduces a bunch of new productivity features that I’m quickly becoming reliant upon. Some of these features will make working with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 even easier.

Cheers,

Reuben Krippner



  • Is there going to be a patch before October 22 then, as I am also using windows & and find that if you create a new advanced find with a filter on a picklist value, when you try to select the picklist value that page hangs and you can not contune.

  • Rob, my team attempted to repro with our current UR7 build and was unable to.  There are some small fixes in UR7 to improve compatibility with Win7 and we continue to do testing.  UR7 will be released on 10/22 and if you still experience this problem (hopefully not), please contact Microsoft Support immediately and ask them to escalate the issue to the Sustained Engineering team.  You can reference this comment when you talk to them.  Regards, Bryan Cooke - CRM SE Group Manager

  • Thanks for getting back to me. I will test it with UR7 once it comes out, but if you want to test, the steps I do to reproduce the error are.

    1. Open CRM website (I do not have the CRM Outlook client installed)

    2. Go to activities

    3. Click Advanced Find

    4. On 'Use Saved View', select '[new]'

    5. on 'Select' select 'Activity Status'

    6. Click the ... button by Enter Value

    7. Add Open to the select values

    8. Click OK

    At this point the value is not added, and you can not click Find.

    As I said, I will try this once UR7 comes out and contact support if the issue is still there. At the moment it is not a major issue as none of our clients yet have windows 7.

  • Is it supported running virtualized either on HyperV R2 or VMWare?

  • Hi,

    I have the rtm version of Windows 7 installed and all updates. I also have Outlook 2007 SP2 installed with the Outlook plugin for Dynamics and rollup 5 installed.  The only bit I cant get to work is the saving of the info for login in the user admin section of control panel. It seems to be installed, but doenst keep the settings and CRm keeps asking me for my password.

    - Ade

  • I haven't been able to install CRM on Win7 yet because it always complains that I don't have Visual C++ runtime installed.  I've installed every version of it I can find, but it still won't recognize it.

    Any ideas?

  • re Rob's post September 24, 2009 6:13

    Bryan

    I too have the problem using windows 7 / IE8. If you mouseover after selecting the picklist value from the dialog it does show the selected attribute value and Find is activated - but still fails as Rob says.

    Oddly this doesn't reproduce when wanting to edit the default filter in Advanced Find saved views - only a [new] one. Try editing the default Open Leads status attribute to Disqualified from Open and it works fine.

    This also cures the problem for other saved views (system or [new] custom ones) and you can create a [new] view with picklist attribute filtering happily thereafter.

    Is there a ticket out on this already, if not we'll raise one.

    Cheers

  • So, if I install CRM 4.0 on Win 2008 R2 today, it should work and it will be supported if I run in to any issues today or will it actually be supported with the release of UR 7

  • Speaking of upcoming releases I am assuming as WebDAV has been depreciated in Exchange 2010 there will be advice and/or a technical solution to allow CRM 4.0 to work with Exchange 2010?

  • I'm running CRM 4.0 with Rollup 5 on Windows 7. I also have Outlook 2007 and I'm having problems with the Outlook plugin. Everytime I open a Service Case, I get the following error message:

    A Microsoft Dynamics CRM window was unable to open, and may have been blocked by a popup blocker. Please add this Microsoft CRM server to the list of sites your pop-up blocker allows to open a new window: <server name>.

    The strange thing is the window opens fine, but the error message is still quite annoying. Adding the server to the popup blockers allow list doesn't help

  • I am running on Windows 7 and IE 8 and CRM will not open new windows when I select links.  I added the server to the list of trusted sites, but still get this error 'A Microsoft Dynamics CRM window was unable to open, and may have been blocked by a popup blocker. Please add this Microsoft CRM server to the list of sites your pop-up blocker allows to open a new window: <server name>'.  I've tried disabling protected mode and all sorts of other things and nothing seems to work.  Oddly enough, the only workaround we have is using Firefox with the IE Tab add-on and then running CRM in Firefox rendering it using the IE engine.

  • I had this issue as well and it turns out you need to go to Tools>I.Net options>Security>Trusted sites and put a tick in Enable Protected Mode and it allows the window to open without the error message. Hope this helps

  • Windows 7 Prof

    CRM 4 - on-site with Outlook client

    IE8 - security settings:

    'enabled' no pop up block message from IE8 about CRM but mail merge for quotes etc do NOT work.

    'disabled'= pop up message everytime a contact etc is opened and mail merge WORKS.

    Can we have both working as before and not one or the other please?

    Any feedback would be appreciated?

  • Windows 7

    IE 8

    Dynamics CRM 4.0 R7

    Excel 2007

    Using the export to excel option pops a window with a user error that the file is not compatible nor from a trusted source.

    From research it looks like this has to be a registry change on the client machine? Not possible in enterprise.

    "http://blogs.msdn.com/vsofficedeveloper/pages/Excel-2007-Extension-Warning.aspx

    That is a link basically describing that MS knows about the problem your describe and that it cannot be suppressed from within ASP.NET code. It must be suppressed/fixed on the client's registry."

    ANY IDEAS or Hot Fixes?

  • Hi

    Windows 7

    IE 8

    Dynamics CRM 4.0.7333.3

    Outlook 2007

    On trying to create new activity external to outlook in either IE8 or Outlook i get "A Microsoft Dynamics CRM window was unable to open, and may have been blocked by a popup blocker. Please add this Microsoft CRM server to the list of sites your pop-up blocker allows to open a new window: <server name>"

    It is added to the pop up blocker.

    Any ideas...

    Thanks

    Andy

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