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Use the Command Prompt to Install Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

You can install Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Reporting Extensions, Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Microsoft Office Outlook, and the Microsoft Dynamics CRM E-mail Router 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 do not have to attend 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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If you install a Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 server application on Windows Server 2012 you must download the latest Setup update by using patch update = “true” in the XML configuration file. For more information about the patch XML element see Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Server XML configuration file. Additionally, you must apply Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 13 or a later update rollup after Setup is finished. For more information, see Supported Windows Server 2012 editions.

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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.

General procedures

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 components as discussed in previous sections also apply.

To access the Setup program, follow these steps:

  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 are installing Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2011 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 2011 is installed. If you are using pre-created groups, you must have read and write permission to each group.

  2. If you are installing from an installation disk, insert the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2011 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 2011 is located in the Server folder of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2011 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 2011 installation disk or file download location.

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

    • SetupEmailRouter.exe for Microsoft Dynamics CRM E-mail Router is located in the \EmailRouter folder on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2011 installation disk or file download location.

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