The dynamic Cache Tool for CRM 1.2 – 4.0 versions


Or any other web application… simply change the paths in the configuration file.



When doing demo’s in a virtual environment as VPC it’s pretty nice to have some sort of tool to pre-hit your application. I have made a simple console app that will do this for you. Run the application before doing a demo/presentation to activate just-in-time compilation and hoppfully everything goes faster since your clicks (requests) will at least be the second one.


The difference with this one compared to other CRM cache tools are:




  • Recursive lookup for files to hit (you don’t need to maintain your hit list) 
    therefore working for past and current versions of CRM


  • Depth control (how deep should we traverse)
                    

Path to webserver including protocol (http or https)


<add key=DefaultServer value=http://stockholm:5555/ />


 


Path to in this example CRM webserver files are located


<add key=FilePath value=C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics CRM\CRMWeb\/>


 


Filter on extension like *.htm, *.aspx, *.asmx


<add key=FileEx value=*.aspx/>


 


0 = Traverse as long as possible, 1 = Stay in current (FilePath) folder only, 2 = Two levels ect


<add key=FileDepth value=0/>


 


Installation




  1. run the attached msi packet to install the cache tool.


  2. Go to folder where tool is installed “c:\Program Files\CRM Sample Application\Trigger CRM” 


  3. Open the PrefireCRM4.exe.config file and change to your server settings.


  4. Click the short-cut on your desktop

I will in my next blog post attach the source code for the project.


This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights.


 

Trigger CRM.msi

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