Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011
Note: These Update Rollups update the following components available via the Microsoft Download center. As of Jan. 21st, 2012 these installation files have been updated to include CRM 2011 Update Rollup 6 (re-release Version 05.00.9690.1992):
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2011
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 for Microsoft Office Outlook
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 E-mail Router
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Report Authoring Extension (Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 BIDS, aka Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Development Studio Fetch Extension)
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Language Pack (aka Multilanguage User Interface, MUI)
CRM 2011 pre-release builds
Knowledge Base article
CRM 2011 UR #
Release date and Download Center URL
Release date – Microsoft Update
5.0.9688.1155, 5.0.9688.1157 (server)
Was not released to Microsoft Update
5.0.9690.1992 (contains the Q4 2011 Service Release and provides limited SQL 2012 support)
Not released publically
10/15/2012 (client), 10/22/2012 (server)
5.0.9690.2838 (Client), 5.0.9690.2839 (Server)
1/6/2013 (except for Server)
5.0.9690.3233 (Client), 5.0.9690.3236 (Server)
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0
NOTE: Due to the low volume of fix requests for CRM 4.0, the CRM SE team paused releases of CRM 4.0 rollups after Update Rollup 21 was released 2/9/2012. CRM SE will continue to service CRM 4.0 requests on an individual basis using our Critical on Demand process, and plans to release CRM 4.0 Update Rollup 22 on 11/15/2012.
Keep in mind that Mainstream Support for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 ends April 9th, 2013, as per CRM 4.0’s supported lifecycle.
CRM 4.0 UR #
Premier Field Engineering Blog
Premier Field Engineering Podcast
4.0.7333.3822 (provides SQL 2012 support)
See notes above regarding future CRM 4.0 Update Rollup releases
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Stack Technology Compatibility: Do you want to know if certain Service Packs or versions of a Microsoft product or technology are supported with Dynamics CRM? Now we have all of this in one “living" Knowledge Base article: the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Compatibility List. For example, you can use this KB to determine the latest Microsoft SQL Server major version and Service Pack that is supported. Microsoft will list new products like Internet Explorer 10 and Windows 8 as "TBD" until testing is complete; generally near General Availability (GA) of that product.
Mismatched Update Rollup versions within a Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 deployment: In a scenario where you may be running many client workstations with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 for Microsoft Office Outlook, a common question is whether it is supported to run mismatched versions. For example, where Update Rollup 5 has been installed on the CRM Server but the Outlook clients are still on Update Rollup 1, or where Update Rollup 1 is on the CRM server but due to updates available to the Outlook client you have decided to install Update Rollup 6 on the clients without installing Update Rollup 4 on the server.
The general rule of thumb is to try to keep the versions in sync as much as possible. However, it is permissible (though not recommended as a long-term solution) to run mismatched Update Rollup versions on Outlook client and server, as Microsoft does do some testing of such combinations.
However, regarding the other Update Rollups (for example Rollups for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Email Router or Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Reporting Extensions), it is not supported nor recommended to run mismatched versions. A best practice is to update these components at the same time you update your CRM Server. Do the best you can to keep these Update Rollup versions in sync.
For more information, see the blog posting "User experience while accessing CRM 2011 application servers while Update Rollups are being applied"
Silent Update Rollup installs: Please review Jon Strand's blog posting "CRM 2011: Silently Installing Update Rollups" which provides details on installing CRM Outlook client update rollups "silently" in order to limit end-user interruption
Awesome, wonderful, great information!
I am very impressed. It is a breath of fresh air to see Projected dates as it is very very helpful when determining whether to the issue current 2011 rollup, or wait a few days and deploy a more up to date version. Thanks for being so transparent.
Scott Jackson, UK
Thank u,Greg.I'm always follow rollups here.
this is great :) thanks
Thanks for sharing this- and providing a central location to keep up with it - much appreciated!
Someone should get this info in the TechNet wiki
I have spotted on the Rollup 6 download page that the version number has been increased to build number 05.00.9690.1992 with a Date Published of 20th January 2012, so a newer version of Rollup 6 has now been released.
I am now on the hunt as to whether we have to restore our live system back to the point that we first installed Rollup 6 with build number of 5.0.9688.1985, or if we just reapply the newly released 05.00.9690.1992 build.
@Scott Jackson - see my comments above. You can simply install the new build 1992 packages "over the top" unless you have installed any of the "UR6 slipstreamed" full product installs that were made available on 1/12. If you did, see my comments + KB 2668504
Can you include the release names? for example R7 was in UR5 and Q2 will be in UR8.
Greg - You totally rock! I the know field folks appreciate this knowledge sharing which is extremely helpful to our customers.
We have CRM Server 2011 installed on our production environment for Marketing team. Currently we have installation like RU 5 with Build .1985
So if I need to update RU 6 on it I can do it straight away.
My question is like if I want to update RU 7 + on that installation do I need to uninstall CRM and reinstall new build .1992?
Is there any another way to tackle this? What if we dont want this reinstallation process?
Thanks in Advance!
@Pradeep - you absolutely do not need to uninstall CRM and reinstall new build .1992, which is Update Rollup 6. You can install UR7 "on top" of UR6 and, as UR6 is the new baseline, UR7 can be uninstalled. In fact, if you try to install UR7+ on a pre-UR6 deployment (for example, UR5), the installer will not let you, it will say that UR6 (KB 2600640) must be installed first.