CRM 2015

Get-CrmSetting : The term 'Get-CrmSetting' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet

Problem While trying to run the OAuth provider setup in Microsoft Dynamics CRM, to configure among other things the Post-instillation setup to allow connectivity by devices and applications. I was banging my head on a problem following the instructions: Configure the OAuth provider   Follow these steps to configure the OAuth provider in Microsoft Dynamics 365. Log on to the Microsoft Dynamics 365 server as an administrator. In a Windows PowerShell console window, run the following script. Windows PowerShell   $ClaimsSettings = Get-CrmSetting -SettingType OAuthClaimsSettings $ClaimsSettings.Enabled = $true Set-CrmSetting -Setting $ClaimsSettings Found on this page: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh699726.aspx#BKMK_WS2012R2    I was getting in the Power Shell:  PS C:\Users\administrator.FSERVER4> $ClaimsSettings = Get-CrmSetting -SettingType OAuthClaimsSettings Get-CrmSetting : The term… Read More »Get-CrmSetting : The term 'Get-CrmSetting' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet

Microsoft CRM IFD The SSL certificate does not contain all UPN suffix values that exist in the enterprise – Cannot Login

Cannot Login to a Previously working Microsoft CRM IFD A previously working IFD deployment of CRM 2016 (but could be CRM 2015 or CRM 2013). About 1 year after you set the system up, you start receiving: An error has occurred. Try this action again. If the problem continues, check the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Community for solutions or contact your organization’s Microsoft Dynamics CRM Administrator. Finally, you can contact Microsoft Support. When researching this error, we suspected what it was, and related to an article we covered here: http://www.interactivewebs.com/blog/index.php/crm-2013/microsoft-crm-2013-or-2015-event-id-1309-adfs-ifd-resolution/ However we never found and EVENT ID 1309 or anything close to that in our logs. The closest error we found (and we are not even certain that it… Read More »Microsoft CRM IFD The SSL certificate does not contain all UPN suffix values that exist in the enterprise – Cannot Login

Microsoft CRM global search fails causing in-line search SQL error

CRM in-line search fails with SQL error After upgrading Microsoft CRM from earlier versions we found that the global search function when enabled failed to return any results, and once the index for the global search had run over a 24-hour period, the in-line search function for any entity would cause a crash and SQL error message to be displayed on page. The problem In our particular instance this CRM environment had been upgraded from much earlier versions of CRM and included an attempt to solve some upgrade issues by dropping indexes. Initially our thoughts were that the dropping of the indexes were responsible for the problems. However it appears retrospectively that was a fragmentation… Read More »Microsoft CRM global search fails causing in-line search SQL error

ZenDesk to Microsoft CRM integration password change

Changing your password in ZenDesk may affect your Microsoft CRM integration  if you are to upgrade or change the password that you utilise in your ZenDesk system for the account that has been set to synchronise data with the Microsoft CRM platform, you will notice that the synchronisation may not function correctly or may only perform a one-way synchronisation.  You will remember from the instructions that you likely followed in your initial configuration: http://www.interactivewebs.com/blog/index.php/zendesk/zendesk-to-crm-2015-integration/    that part of these configuration settings is to set up your password and username in the SETTINGS / ZD Personal Settings –  area of your Microsoft CRM system.  Below is an extract from the vendor’s configuration portal found here Step 2:… Read More »ZenDesk to Microsoft CRM integration password change

Microsoft.Crm.CrmException: Database having version 7.0.1.129 is not supported for upgraded Microsoft.Crm.CrmException: Database having version 7.0.1.129 is not supported for upgraded.

When upgrading from CRM 2013 to CRM 2015 you get an error: Microsoft.Crm.CrmException: Database having version 7.0.1.129 is not supported for upgraded. Cause: This is usually because there is already a database that exists with the same ID. You will need to delete that Organisation in CRM deployment manager before upgrading the new organisation from the same name.

Microsoft CRM IFD Event 364 and 111 in ADFS

Microsoft CRM IFD Event ID 364 and 111 We got the ADFS login screen as expected, but on trying to login we received an error: Activity ID: 00000000-0000-0000-0400-0080020000f4 Relying party: CRM IFD Relying Party Associate with two errors in the ADFS Event Log. Event ID: 111 Additional Data Exception details: System.ArgumentException: ID4216: The ClaimType ‘* Name’ must be of format ‘namespace’/’name’.Parameter name: claimTypeat Microsoft.IdentityModel.Threading.AsyncResult.End(IAsyncResult result)at Microsoft.IdentityModel.Threading.TypedAsyncResult`1.End(IAsyncResult result)at Microsoft.IdentityModel.SecurityTokenService.SecurityTokenService.EndIssue(IAsyncResult result)at Microsoft.IdentityServer.Web.WSTrust.SecurityTokenServiceManager.Issue(RequestSecurityToken request, IList`1& identityClaimSet)  Event ID: 364 Encountered error during federation passive request. Additional Data Protocol Name: wsfed Relying Party: https://crm2016.iwebscrm16.com:444/ Exception details: Microsoft.IdentityServer.RequestFailedException: MSIS7012: An error occurred while processing the request. Contact your administrator for details. —> System.ArgumentException: ID4216: The ClaimType ‘* Name’ must be of format ‘namespace’/’name’.Parameter name: claimTypeat… Read More »Microsoft CRM IFD Event 364 and 111 in ADFS

Update ADFS SSL Certificates Microsoft CRM 2013 2015 and 2016 IFD

How to Update SSL Certificates for AD FS 3.0 in CRM IFD Introduction Microsoft Dynamics CRM can be configured to use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). For this to work, an SSL certificate is required. Certificates can be purchased from certificate providers and will expire after a certain period of time. Once this time has elapsed, Microsoft Dynamics CRM will no longer work until the certificate is updated. This article describes the process to update the certificate for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Installing the new certificate You will need to import your certificate into the local certificate store on each CRM server that uses web services, and the AD FS server if claims-based authentication is enabled. Instructions… Read More »Update ADFS SSL Certificates Microsoft CRM 2013 2015 and 2016 IFD

Microsoft CRM 2013 or 2015 Event ID 1309 ADFS IFD Resolution

When attempting to login to an IFD deployment of CRM 2013 or 2015 you receive an event Error: 1309 looking like this: Event code: 3005 Event message: An unhandled exception has occurred. Event time: 7/01/2016 12:08:14 AM Event time (UTC): 6/01/2016 1:08:14 PM Event ID: 0daeff15a8f24e939623db80c40522d5 Event sequence: 3 Event occurrence: 2 Event detail code: 0 Application information: Application domain: /LM/W3SVC/2/ROOT-1-130965592186041416 Trust level: Full Application Virtual Path: / Application Path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics CRM\CRMWeb\ Machine name: VSERVER07 Process information: Process ID: 2300 Process name: w3wp.exe Account name: NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE Exception information: Exception type: SecurityTokenException Exception message: ID4175: The issuer of the security token was not recognized by the IssuerNameRegistry. To accept security tokens from… Read More »Microsoft CRM 2013 or 2015 Event ID 1309 ADFS IFD Resolution

Zendesk to CRM 2015 and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Integration

Installing the Zendesk to CRM 2015 or Dynamics 365 integration These instruction have been updated from the Zendesk instructions provided here: https://support.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/203660156-Zendesk-for-Microsoft-Dynamics-CRM-Part-1-Installing-the-Zendesk-for-Microsoft-Dynamics-CRM-as-a-module-in-Microsoft-Dynamics-CRM   They use a combination of the original processes that Zendesk have created originally for CRM 2011 and that worked on Pre SP1 versions of CRM 2013. The packages referenced have been update by InteractiveWebs to work with CRM 2013 Post SP1 and CRM 2015 (technically all versions but we recommend post SP 0.1)   Instillation of the CRM Solution Install the CRM Managed Solution as you would any other CRM solution. Download the managed solution for CRM 2015 https://www.dropbox.com/s/0rhlgnxcwz9s4yh/ZendeskDynamicsCRMConnector_2_0_0_2_managed.zip?dl=0 In CRM Navigate to SETTINGS / SOLUTIONS Click on Import Chose File   Select the… Read More »Zendesk to CRM 2015 and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Integration

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

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

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.

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

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

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… Read More »How to Set up CRM 2015 IFD on Windows 2012 and ADFS 3.0