ENJOY: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 RC0 VPC


You can stop emailing me asking about when and if the the RC0 VPC will be available.


On November 17th you can download it here and it will even contain some sample data!


The VPC Contains:



  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (RC0)

  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Desktop Client

  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Email Router

  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM SDK (C:\Microsoft Dynamics CRM SDK)

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (SP2)

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005

  • Internet Explorer 7 (Tabbed browsing is disabled, not sure why)

  • Microsoft Office Professional 2007

  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005

  • POP3 E-Mail Services (No Exchange)

There are a few things different on the VPC compared to the readme, I noted those above. If you have troubles starting the VPC and get presented with an error, this is probably caused due to the fact they did not set a fixed IP and have a Kerberos issue in the VPC.....


Update: LIVE now!!!
























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Comments (23)
  1. For all the partners that do want to play with our RC0 release but have no access to the Connect web

  2. Very nice Menno, but the download links are still not operational…

  3. Andreas says:

    Hi! What’s up with the links? Still not working! I desperately need to get hold of these files!

  4. Roger says:

    Links still dead at 14:00 UK time on 17th Nov….. – really want to download this as asap 🙂

  5. Jason Wickman says:

    Hey all – it should be live 12pm PST today.

    Note: The links will not be active on this page until Nov. 17th @12:00 Redmond Time

    https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/products/mscrm/newsevents/news/CRM4VPCImageRC0Release

  6. I will check in 2 minutes 🙂

  7. Jochen says:

    Still no working download links 🙁

    My  fingers are itching to get to playing around with this build.

    Are there any major/minor changes since CTP3?

  8. Richard says:

    Hmmm still waiting – will this links ever get functional?

    BTW on tabbed browsing – had some issues with that on 3.0 in design mode – maybe they just wanted to avoid this.

  9. mennotk says:

    Richard, 12 PST means you have to wait about 8 hrs from now. Can’t help that they planned it this way.

  10. mennotk says:

    It is live now and sooner than expected, be gentle on the servers please 🙂

  11. Roger says:

    Thanks very much. Appreciate you’ve been working weekends to get this done – really helpful to have it available for Monday.

    Roger

  12. Check! Download went fine. I am looking now at the brand new RC0! Now I have to decide: do I take the kids to the zoo or…..

    Cheers,

    Merijn

  13. Anoniem says:

    Found already a bug(?, can’t create organizations), but I love the Titan Speed batchscript. It gave the image a real visible boost.

    The image has also a SPN issue (causes a 401 if you use the domain in Visual Studio), the same as the Training VPC.

    Here you can find the fix:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6EC50B78-8BE1-4E81-B3BE-4E7AC4F0912D&displaylang=en

    Downloaded and installed the W2k3 support tools (never leave the office without a copy) I do often a CRM 3 installation.

    After the installation it open a command session:

    Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]

    (C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.

    C:Documents and SettingsAdministrator>"C:Program FilesSupport Toolssetspn.e

    xe" -l moss

    Registered ServicePrincipalNames for CN=MOSS,OU=Domain Controllers,DC=litwareinc

    ,DC=com:

       SMTPSVC/MOSS

       SMTPSVC/MOSS.litwareinc.com

       Dfsr-12F9A27C-BF97-4787-9364-D31B6C55EB04/MOSS.litwareinc.com

       NtFrs-88f5d2bd-b646-11d2-a6d3-00c04fc9b232/MOSS.litwareinc.com

       ldap/MOSS.litwareinc.com/ForestDnsZones.litwareinc.com

       ldap/MOSS.litwareinc.com/DomainDnsZones.litwareinc.com

       DNS/MOSS.litwareinc.com

       GC/MOSS.litwareinc.com/litwareinc.com

       HOST/MOSS.litwareinc.com/LITWAREINC

       HOST/MOSS

       HOST/MOSS.litwareinc.com

       HOST/MOSS.litwareinc.com/litwareinc.com

       E3514235-4B06-11D1-AB04-00C04FC2DCD2/2e20e38d-b5e4-4fb4-8a77-ae972646c0f9/li

    twareinc.com

       ldap/2e20e38d-b5e4-4fb4-8a77-ae972646c0f9._msdcs.litwareinc.com

       ldap/MOSS.litwareinc.com/LITWAREINC

       ldap/MOSS

       ldap/MOSS.litwareinc.com

       ldap/MOSS.litwareinc.com/litwareinc.com

    C:Documents and SettingsAdministrator>setspn /a host/MOSS moss

    Registering ServicePrincipalNames for CN=MOSS,OU=Domain Controllers,DC=litwarein

    c,DC=com

           host/MOSS

    Updated object

    C:Documents and SettingsAdministrator>setspn /a host/MOSS.litwareinc.com moss

    Registering ServicePrincipalNames for CN=MOSS,OU=Domain Controllers,DC=litwarein

    c,DC=com

           host/MOSS.litwareinc.com

    Updated object

    C:Documents and SettingsAdministrator>setspn /l moss

    Registered ServicePrincipalNames for CN=MOSS,OU=Domain Controllers,DC=litwareinc

    ,DC=com:

       SMTPSVC/MOSS

       SMTPSVC/MOSS.litwareinc.com

       Dfsr-12F9A27C-BF97-4787-9364-D31B6C55EB04/MOSS.litwareinc.com

       NtFrs-88f5d2bd-b646-11d2-a6d3-00c04fc9b232/MOSS.litwareinc.com

       ldap/MOSS.litwareinc.com/ForestDnsZones.litwareinc.com

       ldap/MOSS.litwareinc.com/DomainDnsZones.litwareinc.com

       DNS/MOSS.litwareinc.com

       GC/MOSS.litwareinc.com/litwareinc.com

       HOST/MOSS.litwareinc.com/LITWAREINC

       HOST/MOSS

       HOST/MOSS.litwareinc.com

       HOST/MOSS.litwareinc.com/litwareinc.com

       E3514235-4B06-11D1-AB04-00C04FC2DCD2/2e20e38d-b5e4-4fb4-8a77-ae972646c0f9/li

    twareinc.com

       ldap/2e20e38d-b5e4-4fb4-8a77-ae972646c0f9._msdcs.litwareinc.com

       ldap/MOSS.litwareinc.com/LITWAREINC

       ldap/MOSS

       ldap/MOSS.litwareinc.com

       ldap/MOSS.litwareinc.com/litwareinc.com

    C:Documents and SettingsAdministrator>setspn /a http/MOSS.litwareinc.com moss

    Registering ServicePrincipalNames for CN=MOSS,OU=Domain Controllers,DC=litwarein

    c,DC=com

           http/MOSS.litwareinc.com

    Updated object

    C:Documents and SettingsAdministrator>setspn /a http/MOSS moss

    Registering ServicePrincipalNames for CN=MOSS,OU=Domain Controllers,DC=litwarein

    c,DC=com

           http/MOSS

    Updated object

    C:Documents and SettingsAdministrator>setspn /l moss

    Registered ServicePrincipalNames for CN=MOSS,OU=Domain Controllers,DC=litwareinc

    ,DC=com:

       http/MOSS

       http/MOSS.litwareinc.com

       SMTPSVC/MOSS

       SMTPSVC/MOSS.litwareinc.com

       Dfsr-12F9A27C-BF97-4787-9364-D31B6C55EB04/MOSS.litwareinc.com

       NtFrs-88f5d2bd-b646-11d2-a6d3-00c04fc9b232/MOSS.litwareinc.com

       ldap/MOSS.litwareinc.com/ForestDnsZones.litwareinc.com

       ldap/MOSS.litwareinc.com/DomainDnsZones.litwareinc.com

       DNS/MOSS.litwareinc.com

       GC/MOSS.litwareinc.com/litwareinc.com

       HOST/MOSS.litwareinc.com/LITWAREINC

       HOST/MOSS

       HOST/MOSS.litwareinc.com

       HOST/MOSS.litwareinc.com/litwareinc.com

       E3514235-4B06-11D1-AB04-00C04FC2DCD2/2e20e38d-b5e4-4fb4-8a77-ae972646c0f9/li

    twareinc.com

       ldap/2e20e38d-b5e4-4fb4-8a77-ae972646c0f9._msdcs.litwareinc.com

       ldap/MOSS.litwareinc.com/LITWAREINC

       ldap/MOSS

       ldap/MOSS.litwareinc.com

       ldap/MOSS.litwareinc.com/litwareinc.com

    C:Documents and SettingsAdministrator>

    It works fine now on my VPC.

  14. mennotk says:

    Anoniem you rock and I think I know who you are 😉

  15. Jean-Paul Geelhoed says:

    Hi Menno,

    Any news about the the availability of (Dutch) language pack for RC0, this would help us greatly during a demo..

    By the way, VPC works excellent!

    Thanks,

    Jean-Paul

  16. samar says:

    still unable to create the organization. Anyone with fixes to it?

  17. Huggis says:

    I’m trying to upgrade my CRM3.0 VPC to CRM4.0 RTM.

    Everything has gone well apart from the Outlook Client. The installer states "Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Outlook cannot be installed on a computer where Microsoft Exchange Server versions prior to Exchange Server 2007 are installed".

    Anyone know of a work around or do I need to upgarde exchange too……!

  18. HSK55 says:

    Have the same Problem with install my CRM Outlook Client like Huggis.

    Any idear to fix this problem?

  19. mennotk says:

    For everybody that wants to upgrade the Outlook Client on the VPC… You need to do the following: add a DWORD key to the registery.

    Key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftMSCRMIgnoreChecks

    Value: 1

    Restart your setup and you should be good to go. Just as a reminder, this is "officially" not a supported scenario.

  20. William Kreuder says:

    Ok im already experiencing a nasty bug in the CRM 4.0 VPC. It runs great for the first week.  Then all of a sudden when you try to run it again you get this:

    Cannot open database "CRMVPC_MSCRM" requested by the login. The login failed.

    Login failed for user ‘NT AUTHORITYNETWORK SERVICE’

    Of course everything looks fine in the login area so im baffled as to why this happend.  Anyone else had the happen and is there a fix?  Thanks!  Bill

  21. AMSDeveloper says:

    Hi,

       Anyone know when the 64 bit version of CRM 4.0 will be released? It’s not available on MSDN subscriber downloads (the 32bit is).

    Thanks

  22. Eugene says:

    Where i can get vhd with trial version of MS SRM 4.0?

  23. prijil ps says:

    Hi,

    Is there any online – Demonstration tool available for MS crm 4.0???, please reply ASAP.. it would be helpful

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