Enable WCF Compression to Improve CRM 2011 Network Performance

If you have ever analyzed network traffic you would notice that IIS will automatically compress many types of content including images, jscript, and css pages. Compression is used improve the network performance by decreasing the number of round trips required to transfer data from the server to the client machine. The CRM 2011 Outlook client…

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Why is my CRM Outlook client version 5.0.9688.1544?

I have had a few questions come in late last week about some CRM 2011 Outlook clients being on version 5.0.9688.1544 instead of the most recent Update Rollup 5 version 5.0.9688.1533.  The reason for this is that on new installs of the CRM Outlook clients we check for Windows Updates and last week Tuesday (12/13/11)…

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CRM 2011 Error “Scheduling reports on behalf of other users is prohibitted” when scheduling reports

Recently I worked with a customer that encountered the error message “Scheduling reports on behalf of other users is prohibitted” when they tried to schedule reports in CRM 2011. After some troubleshooting we found the error was happening because the account running their CRMAppPool was also a CRM User.  It is a against best practices…

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Help get your Case Solved Faster using Diagnostics

Microsoft Support is using Diagnostics to help automate data collection and data analysis when troubleshooting support incidents. Diagnostics allow our support teams to capture certain pieces of data about an environment to more efficiently resolve a customer case. Diagnostics can do basic data collection to gather information about product version, system configurations and settings, as…

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CRM Online Document Management with SharePoint Online (Office 365)

I’ve seen a number of questions coming through these days asking for steps to link CRM Online organizations with SharePoint Online for document management purposes.  The following steps should walk you through this process: Create a CRM Online organization.  If you need to create a 30 day trial organization, click here. If you haven’t already,…

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How to Re-Send Failed CRM E-mails in bulk

I recently had a customer report an issue that CRM e-mails were failing to send out of Microsoft CRM.  We were able to isolate the issue down to an Exchange issue by using the “Test Access” button in the E-mail Router Configuration Manager.  The Exchange Admin fixed the issue and then we were able to…

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Sure Step 2012 Has Released

My name is Eric Newell and I manage the Premier Field Engineering team.  We’ve been bringing you many great technical articles over the past year, and I wanted to broaden the scope of the blog site a little by highlighting some key non-technical concepts that are important to a successful CRM deployment. The Microsoft Dynamics team…

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ReportingAccountMemberOfSecurityGroupValidator Error When Installing CRM 2011 Reporting Extensions

I recenty worked through an issue where a customer was receiving the following error when attempting to install the CRM 2011 Reporting Extensions: Check ReportingAccountMemberOfSecurityGroupValidator : Failure: A Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server component is using the same account as the instance of SQL Server Reporting Services. This error can occur for a variety of reasons. …

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CRM 2011 Outlook Client Performance Delays Caused by Expect: 100-continue Setting

Recently I was working on a Performance Review focused on CRM 2011 Outlook Performance. When I was reviewing Fiddler traces I noticed that every WCF request had a delay of around 350ms. This delay was only happening on machines that had a slower network connection to the CRM server. The data below is captured from…

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, related Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer memory leaks, and Windows / Microsoft Update

You may have noted that Microsoft Dynamics CRM Sustained Engineering has released fixes for Internet Explorer-related memory leaks affecting our Microsoft CRM 2011 web client.  I’ve noticed that occasionally IE clients may still leak memory, eventually resulting in slower page load times or Out Of Memory errors, even though the latest CRM 2011 Update Rollup has been…

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