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Use the command prompt to install Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013

You can install Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Reporting Extensions, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Microsoft Office Outlook from their respective installation disks or file download location by using the command prompt. The required setup information is provided to the Setup program both as command-line parameters and as an XML configuration file that the Setup program references.

One advantage of using the command prompt to install Microsoft Dynamics CRM is that you don’t have to attend to the installation. Attended installation requires you to make decisions and provide information so that installation can run successfully. Unattended installation, by using the command prompt, requires you to provide the installation information as command-line parameters and an XML configuration file. No other action is required until the Setup program is finished. Warnings and installation progress can be logged to a file that you can view and analyze later.

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To help troubleshoot invalid XML error messages, open the XML configuration file by using Internet Explorer to help indicate where the problem occurs in the file.

The procedures for accessing the Setup program on the individual installation disk or file download location are basically the same. The prerequisites for each of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM system features as discussed in previous sections also apply.

  1. Log on to the computer as a member of the Domain Users Active Directory directory service group and Administrators group on the local computer. If you’re installing Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2013 using a Full Server role, the user running Setup must be a member of the local administrators group on the computer that has Microsoft SQL Server installed, and permissions on the organizational unit to create or modify Active Directory groups in the domain where Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2013 is installed. If you’re using pre-created groups, you must have read and write permission to each group.

  2. If you’re installing from an installation disk, insert the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2013 or the Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Microsoft Office Outlook installation disk into the CD/DVD drive. The Autorun screen appears. Close the Autorun screen.

  3. Open a Command Prompt window.

  4. At the command prompt, change to the CD/DVD drive or change to the location where the Microsoft Dynamics CRM installation files are located:

    • SetupServer.exe for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2013 is located in the Server folder of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2013 installation disk or file download location.

    • SetupSrsDataConnector.exe for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Reporting Extensions is located in the \SrsDataConnector folder on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2013 installation disk or file download location.

    • Setupclient.exe for CRM for Outlook is located in the Client folder of the CRM for Outlook installation disk or file download location.

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