Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Best Practice Analyzer

Microsoft releases Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Best Practices Analyzer today. This is a diagnostic tool that gathers information about Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 server roles and offers recommendations. The Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Best Practices Analyzer is a diagnostic tool that performs the following functions: Gathers information about the CRM 2013 server roles that are…

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Determine the # of Outlook Client Users

I got another interesting question from my customer today.  How many users configured the CRM Outlook client?  Thanks to my PFE friend, KG, he provided us the SQL query to get that information.  To get the # of subscription clients in CRM, you may execute the query against the [ORGNAME]_MSCRM database below. select distinct MachineName…


Change CRM Organization Display Name

Customer asked me to see if they can change their CRM Organization Display Name. I didn’t pay attention to these small details in CRM therefore I don’t know. But I did some research and evaluated the impact of changing the name. So it’s possible to change the organization display name and the impact is minor…


Is WIF required for CRM 2011?

The customer asked me today if WIF is really required for CRM 2011 On-Premise deployment without using Claims-based authentication. Hmm… It’s a good question, I know it’s required for CRM 2011 but I don’t really know the reason behind why WIF is required for a pure AD on-premise deployment. So I did some research and pinged…