Where Is Your CRM 4.0 License Key?


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Not a week has gone past in the last couple of years where I haven’t been asked by a customer or partner where they can obtain/find the correct license key for their CRM implementation, and quite frankly we didn’t make this particularly easy for you. I saw a licensing presentation a couple of weeks ago, which aims to de-mystify the whole process and thought this would be a particulally useful resource I could point people to whenever they asked the question.


1. Trial License Keys



Applies To: Workgroup, Professional & Enterprise Editions



You can download the media from 90-Day Trial download web site here, where you can also find trial keys. To save you time, the trial keys are as follows:



  • Workgroup Edition (5 CAL limit): V8QCJ-74RXV-FF27W-TY3V2-92MJY

  • Professional Edition (no CAL limit): P6MYC-RPKCC-QWWCM-6MTJ3-RT3DY

  • Enterprise Edition (no CAL limit): QCKXD-BDH8R-G74H8-RDYHX-R4K4T

2. MSDN Subscriber Downloads License Keys



Applies To: Workgroup, Professional & Enterprise Editions


You can download media from MSDN Subscriber Downloads and also obtain license key from the site. There are different levels of MSDN subscription available for development, test & demonstration purposes, but in order to access MIcrosoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 you will need an active MSDN Premium subscription. If you have an MSDN Operating Systems subscription or MSDN Professional subscription you will not have access to CRM 4.0


3. Microsoft Partner Programme License Keys



Applies To: Professional & Enterprise Editions


You will receive the license keys in the physical media kits. Existing partners will receive their license key on a card inserted in their monthly update kit and new partners, in the welcome kit.




  • Certified Partners will receive a CRM 4.0 Professional Edition key.


  • Gold Certified Partners will receive a CRM 4.0 Enterprise Edition key.

4. Microsoft Action Pack Subscription (MAPS) License Keys



Applies To: Workgroup Edition


If you are Microsoft Registered Partner and subscribe to MAPS, your license key will be on a Yellow Sticker on the DVD and media is shipped in your quarterly subscription kit.


5. Volume License Keys (Open, Select and EA)



Applies To: Workgroup, Professional & Enterprise Editions


Your license key is pre-configured on the media, and you no longer have to enter the key as part of the installation process. If you do need the actual license key, for example if you are upgrading from a 90-day trial key, this is on the media which you can order as follows:




  • Open License – media available through eOpen


  • Select & EA – media available through MVLS (Microsoft Volume License Services)

6. BRL (Business Ready License) License Keys



Applies To: Professional, Enterprise & Academic Alliance Editions


Before May 2008, your License Key will be on a note attached to your Microsoft Dynamics Partner Invoice. After May 2008, your Microsoft Dynamics Partner will obtain the license key(s) in VOICE (Virtual Organisation Information CEntre),


7. SPLA (Service Provider License Agreement) License Keys



Applies To: Service Provider Edition


Your license key is pre-configured on the media, and you no longer have to enter the key as part of the installation process. You use the same key for each instance of CRM you deploy, so you need to use the same media each time.


8. ISV Royalty License Keys



Applies To: Professional & Enterprise Editions



Your license key is pre-configured on the media, and you no longer have to enter the key as part of the installation process. You use the same key for each client solution you deploy, so you need to use the same media each time.


Hopefully this will clear up most of the confusion that surrounds CRM product license keys, and enable you to get the right key at the right time, every time.


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


Laughing Boy

Comments (9)

  1. Ted H says:

    So – Simonhu from the MSDN blog site recently posted one of the most helpful blogs I’ve seen in a while.

  2. As ever, Simon has done a great job of highlighting that the software is downloadable and some information

  3. We have so many great people on the CRM team around the world that I spend a fair amount of time reading

  4. daniel.rust@ingrammicro.com says:

    Does this apply to North America as well?

  5. NeilBenson says:

    Hi Simon, we’ve been using the trial license key for our partner-hotsed customers since 17 December, and time is running out. We’ve ordered the SPLA media from our distributor, but will we have to re-install CRM? Yikes!

    Neil Benson

    http://www.increasecrm.co.uk

  6. Met CRM versie 4.0 is er ook een wijziging gekomen in het verkrijgen en het gebruik van CRM licenties

  7. ayesha says:

    thanx for the keys.Saved me a lot of time

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