April 2015

Microsoft CRM Solution Import Fields that are not valid were specified for the entity

While importing a solution to CRM 2011, CRM 2013, or CRM 2015 you receive an error  Fields that are not valid were specified for the entity   The Cause The cause of this is likely that one of the attributes that you are importing (from a dev environment) already exists in the CRM instance, but with a different attribute. For Example: In your Live Environment Within Accounts, you create a new attribute called “Friendly Cusomter” and mark it TEXT  Publish and all is well and good. In you Dev Environment Within Accounts, you create a new attribute called “Friendly Customer” and make it a PICK LIST   in other words, the same name for the… Read More »Microsoft CRM Solution Import Fields that are not valid were specified for the entity

CRM 2015 2013 find Dependencies for Managed Solution

How to Delete a Managed Solution in CRM 2013 or CRM 2015 Sometimes when you try to delete a managed Solution, there is an error message about the dependancies of the solution being in use. When you download the log file, you see some typical Microsoft Crap that really does nothing to help you. The only thing it does is to tell you that you can’t delete the component because it is being used in this case by two other components. Now the hard part is finding the components that are using it.   Finding the Referenced Dependencies CRM 2015 Components 1. Work out the Solution Name. Navigate to CRM / Settings / Solutions –… Read More »CRM 2015 2013 find Dependencies for Managed Solution

Setting up CRM 2015 on Windows 2012 R2 and SQL 2014 Stand Alone

Setting up CRM 2015 on a New Virtual Windows 2012 R2 with SQL 2014 Install the Following Components Services Indexing Service (Windows Search Service IIS Admin World Wide Web Publishing Windows Data Access Components MDAC 6.0 Microsoft ASP.NET   Windows Search Service The following method is use to install the Windows Search Service on Windows 2012 R2. The search feature is launched form the Server Manger (which will start by default as login as an administrator). Click Add Roles and Features   Next   Next   Next   Next (without selecting anything)   With the Features, select Windows Search Service – Next   Select Install   Select Close   Run through the process again  Click Add Roles… Read More »Setting up CRM 2015 on Windows 2012 R2 and SQL 2014 Stand Alone

CRM 2015 Extend Auto Logout Time in IFD

CRM 2015 and CRM 2016 IFD will Automatically Logout the user with a Message: Your session in Microsoft Dynamics CRM is about to expire. To continue working, you must sin in again. By Default this setting is 60 minutes, and the message will pop up around 20 minutes before logout. Any unsaved changes will be lost as your session ends.   The Fix To extend the automatic logout time in CRM 2015, we must extend the time set in ADFS 3.0 using the PowerShell command. First we need to know the name that was used to set up the Relying Party Trust in ADFS. 1. Open Server Manager and from the Tools menu select ADFS… Read More »CRM 2015 Extend Auto Logout Time in IFD

SQL 2014 'Agent XPs' componet is turned off when accessing Maintenance Plans

When trying to create a Maintenance Plan you get an error:  ‘Agent XPs’ component is turned off as part of the security configuration for this server. A system administrator can enable the use of ‘Agent XPs’ by using sp_configure. For more information about enabling ‘Agent XPs’ see “Surface Area Configuration” in SQL Server Books Online. (Object Explorer) Details of the error are: =================================== Cannot show requested dialog. =================================== Unable to execute requested command. ——————————Program Location: at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.UI.VSIntegration.ObjectExplorer.ToolMenuItemHelper.OnCreateAndShowForm(IServiceProvider sp, XmlDocument doc) at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.SqlMgmt.RunningFormsTable.RunningFormsTableImpl.ThreadStarter.StartThread() =================================== ‘Agent XPs’ component is turned off as part of the security configuration for this server. A system administrator can enable the use of ‘Agent XPs’ by using sp_configure. For more information about… Read More »SQL 2014 'Agent XPs' componet is turned off when accessing Maintenance Plans