CRM 2015

CRM 2015 IFD Adding a New Organization Additional Steps

Error when attempting to login to a New Organisation in CRM 2015 IFD When attempting to login to a newly configured Organisation you may receive an error looking like this.                An error occurred An error occurred. Contact your administrator for more information.   Activity ID: 00000000-0000-0000-1400-0080010000ff Error time: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:37:45 GMT   The Cause Because IFD (Internet Facing Deployment) uses the AD FS Authentication it requires an additional step after using the CRM Deployment Manager to setup a new Organisation to then register at login with the AD FS setup. Basically it is saying that you have set up the org, but not gin figured the authentication login settings in AD FS.   The Fix 1. Open AD FS Mananagement   2. Click on AD FS / Trust Relationships / Relying Party Trusts and local your CRM IFD Relying Party… Read More »CRM 2015 IFD Adding a New Organization Additional Steps

CRM 2015 Reporting Extension Setup Error The SQL Server Reporting Services account is a local user and is not supported

Error Message installing CRM 2015 Reporting Extensions When installing Microsoft Dynamics CRM Reporting Extension Setup you receive an error message: The SQL Server Reporting Services account is a local user and is not supported. This is during the System Checks. In our instance this was with MS CRM 2015 on SQL 2014 on the same server in a test environment. The Solution The fix is easy. 1. Open the SQL 2014 Reporting service configuration Manager 2. Connect to your Server. 3. Select the Service Account 4. Select the Local System account and apply with the appropriate security levels. That’s about it. Run the setup process again and you should be good to go.

CRM 2015 Improve Outlook Client Performance Issue WFC Compression

CRM 2015 Outlook Performance After installing the Microsoft CRM 2015  and client, you may notice that the connection over the internet is slow and not as desired. One likely reason for this is that WCF communication is not compressed, and the outlook client is using that to talk to the CRM server. Assuming that your current environment is configured correctly with Windows 2012 R2 and IFD, then you can simply update the server to support WCF compression and improve performance for CRM 2015 and outlook. Enable compression by manually updating the ApplicationHost.Config 1. On the CRM Server Navigate to: C:\Windows\System32\Inetsrv\Config\applicationHost.config and open it with notepad. 2. Search for the Section: “<dynamicTypes>” and in that section you should fine an entry that looks like this:  <add mimeType=”application/x-javascript” enabled=”true” />  3.  Below that, add the following line:  <add mimeType=”application/soap+xml; charset=utf-8″ enabled=”true” />  4. Save the file and reset IIS for the setting to take effect.

The e-mail address for one or more recipients is either blank or not a valid e-mail address

The message cannot be sent to all selected recipients.  When running a workflow / process in Microsoft CRM, you receive a message that looks like this: The e-mail address for one or more recipients is either blank or not a valid e-mail address The Cause This error message is a little misleading as it points to an email address problem. As the title of the error suggests, the problem could be from: 1. A blank email address. 2. An email address with an error, such as a “.” at the end of it: email@addresss.com. 3. The more likely one is that the contact or account record associated with the flow has a setting to  E-mail Do Not Allow. This setting will prevent any workflows in CRM from running and sending email messages. The Solution The fix is easy… just change the setting back to allow. Then save the associated record.… Read More »The e-mail address for one or more recipients is either blank or not a valid e-mail address

How to Set up CRM 2015 IFD on Windows 2012 and ADFS 3.0

We already have a popular post for the configuration of IFD setup with CRM 2013 and CRM 2011. Now we are updating this post to support CRM 2015. Microsoft have a compatibility listing for CRM 2015 here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3018360 The Development Setup  Once again we are running this configuration as a test environment for development. As such we will be running, we are running the server on a Hyper V server. A single VM machine, that is running a fully patched version of: Windows 2012 R2 SP2 64 Bit – (MSDN File: en_windows_server_2012_r2_x64_dvd_2707946)  SQL 2014 R2 64 Bit – SQL Server 2014 Standard Edition x64 – (MSDN File: en_sql_server_2014_standard_edition_x64_dvd_3932034) – Patched to SP2 Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2015 (x86 and x64) – DVD (English) – (MSDN File: en_microsoft_dynamics_crm_server_2015_x86_x64_dvd_5853339) NOTE: The Domain we have used for setup with this dev server is: iwebscrm15.com You can substitute your domain in place throughout these step by step IFD instructions CRM… Read More »How to Set up CRM 2015 IFD on Windows 2012 and ADFS 3.0