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CRM 2016 Installation and Configuration

On January 10, 2016, Posted by , In Dynamics CRM, With 1 Comment

Second post on installation and configuration of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016

  • Mount CRM 2016 ISO
  • Navigate to Server\amd64 and setupserver.exe
  • It will prompt to get updates for CRM.


  • Enter license key for CRM 2016.


  • Accept agreement


  • Some required components need to be installed before CRM installation can continue, install all these components.


  • Once installed, they should be highlighted green as shown below:


  • Choose a installation path for CRM install. A separate partition was created for SQL and CRM, it was installed to this partition.


  • Choose the specific roles you want to install. I installed a ‘full server’ setup which are all components on one server. For production and improved performance and availability a front end and back end option is more appropriate however an additional server will be required for this setup.


  • Create a new deployment and choose the SQL server for CRM. As the SQL server was installed on the same box, I choose the host name of the server, it should appear in the list when it performs a discovery.


  • You will need to select an OU within Active Directory so CRM can build additional CRM Active Directory Groups.


  • Next, you need to specify a service account for each CRM service, this can be a standard domain user account without any additional membership rights. Remember when creating the user account, it is best practice to ensure that the account’s password cannot be changed.


  • CRM requires IIS to be installed, it will install this as part of the setup.


  • As this was a test server no email router was specified.


  • Create a display name for the CRM organisation.


  • Reporting services was installed as part of the SQL installation, now type the correct server host name followed by /ReportServer to specify existing setup.


  • CRM installation will then perform checks, if any fail, these will need to be addressed.


  • Once installation begins, it will warn you that some services will be stopped/started during the installation phase.


  • A summary will be provided of the selections chosen, check this before you commit the install.


After this installation, CRM 2016 should now be installed on the server.





One Comment so far:

  1. Massoud says:

    For an automated, multi-server, separation of roles, http/https/CBA/IFD Production-Ready installation of Dynamics CRM, you may be interested in this wizard that does the job for you: http://bit.ly/1nMp6D6

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