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One of the most common questions partners ask me is how can I install all the CRM components on a single Virtual PC image for development, test & demo purposes. At a minimum CRM Professional requires 3 Virtual PCs:
Now unless you have one of those brand-new, dual-core, 4GB RAM notebook PC with fast, high-capacity external hard drives, running all three images on a single host PC is not going to be particularly usable. The main problems with a single image, which I have encountered are:
Well the good news is that we now have a series of steps which solve these problems, and so, using my MSDN Universal Subscription licence keys I have built my own image:
And that's it. Enjoy
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This has long been a challenge for many and I have yet to see a complete solution to the problem of getting...
I followed your instructions ( except that I got the CRM server already installed in my VPC) so I installed the CRM desktop client using the command line (followed implementation guide instruction) to the dir
C:\CRM Client Install\default_client_config.xml
However, During the installation of the CRM desktop client, I am getting the following error:
Exception from HRESULT: 0x8004020F
I repeated point 4 & 5 from your instructions and followed the instructions in this link with no success:
Any more ideas?
My demo machine was working very nicely indeed until I had various problems which meant I had to reinstall SQL, CRM Server and the CRM Desktop client.
Now when I reinstall the Desktop Client I receive the error 'action microsoft.crm.setup.client.installpstaction failed'. After running through the 'creating a single virtual PC' instructions the CRM Address book is missing. In a desperate attempt to fix the problem I have disabled MUIs that are not English, I have made sure an 'Interactive' Group exists on the demo box, I have also ensured that I have full access rights to the system32 folder (all these solutions have been suggested on various blogs and forums). All to no avail, the next step will be to format my demo box and start again. I am loathe to do this for a number of reasons. Any ideas?
It may be interesting to note that I rebuilt my demo environment with Server 2003 and instead of installing Exchange I just linked outlook to an SMTP account. Which means that my machine runs faster, I can still demonstrate all the nice bits of integration to Outlook and I didn't have to faff about with copying files and ammending ini files during install.
Anyone addressed intalling the Outlook client along side Exchange 2003?
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