March 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… 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.

Windows 2012 R2 C:\Program Files (x86)\PHP\v5.6\php-cgi.exe – The FastCGI process exited unexpectedly PHP

The FastCGI process exited unexpectedly – Trying to run PHP on IIS 8.0 This problem has been talked about extensively around the forums, but no one is being clear on how to fix the problem. The issue first appeared after installing new Windows 2012 R2 Release.  after using  the Windows Web platform installer 5.0 to install  the framework PHP 5.6.0 and I might add when we tested on PHP 5.5 .11, a simple test page return the error: C:\Program Files (x86)\PHP\v5.6\php-cgi.exe – The FastCGI process exited unexpectedly The Solution You need to install the: Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 Update 4  32-bit version.  and it should be noted that even if your operating system is… Read More »Windows 2012 R2 C:\Program Files (x86)\PHP\v5.6\php-cgi.exe – The FastCGI process exited unexpectedly PHP

Windows 2012 Turn off Password Complexity

How to disable (turn off) the default Windows 2012 Administrator Complexity 1. Open the Administrative Tool 2. This places you in the Administrative Tools section. Select Local Security Policy. ‘ 3. Change the password Must Meet Complex Requirements option to Disabled. In a Domain Environment, for an Active Directory Domain Server. In the Server Manager click on Tools and from the drop down click Group Policy Management Expand Forrest >> Domains >> Your Domain Controller. NOTE: There are some steps in the comments that some have made, that advise of additional steps at this point. Try without, but if you fail… have a look in the comments. Right click on the Default Domain Policy and click on the Edit from the context menu. Now Expand Computer… Read More »Windows 2012 Turn off Password Complexity

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… Read More »CRM 2015 Improve Outlook Client Performance Issue WFC Compression

CRM 2013 Improve Outlook Client Performance Issue WFC Compression

CRM 2013 Outlook Performance After installing the Microsoft CRM 2013  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 2013 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… Read More »CRM 2013 Improve Outlook Client Performance Issue WFC Compression

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

Windows 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Enabled Cannot RDP Connect

Windows 2012 RDP Remote Desktop Enabled but you Cannot Connect You find that after you enable the Windows 2012 RDP or Remote Desktop Connection features to allow you to remote desktop into your new server, you are still unable to connect to the server. The Cause By default on new installs of Windows 2012 R2 the server firewall is enabled for TCP IP on Remote Desktop User Mode In TCP-IP. The Fix Enable the rule that permits access through the Windows Firewall. 1. Search for Firewall and open “Windows Firewall and Advanced Security”. 2. Find the rule “Remote Desktop – User Mode TCP-in” and ENABLE Rule