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Software component prerequisites

[Applies to: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0]

The following SQL Server components are not installed during Setup and must be installed and running on the computer that is running SQL Server before you install Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server:

  • SQL word breakers

    This is only required for some Microsoft Dynamics CRM language editions. For more information about word breaker versions for languages supported by SQL Server see Word Breakers and Stemmers.

  • SQL Server Agent service
  • SQL Server Full Text Indexing

The following components are not installed during Setup. These components must be installed and running on the computer where Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server will be installed:

  • Services
    • Indexing Service

      By default, this service is installed during Windows Server 2003 Setup. However, the service is not set to start automatically. To set this service to start automatically, click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK. In the Services list, right-click Indexing Service, and then click Properties. On the General tab in the Startup type list, select Automatic, and then under Service status click Start, and then click OK.

    • IIS Admin service
    • World Wide Web Publishing service
  • Windows Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.81 (This is the default version of MDAC with Windows Server 2003.)
  • Microsoft ASP.NET (Must be registered. Does not have to be running.)


    Before you run Setup, you must remove (uninstall) any prereleased versions of Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0. To do this, open Add or Remove Programs, click the prerelease version, click Change/Remove, and then follow the instructions that are on the screen.

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