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Planning Deployment

[Applies to: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0]

The deployment architecture you will use depends on your business needs. This section gives guidelines for planning a Microsoft Dynamics CRM deployment on three representative computer system architectures: a single-computer server deployment based on Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2, a two-server deployment, and multiple-server deployments involving a minimum of six servers. These deployments are discussed in detail in Supported configurations.

Use this section as a reference if you have no existing Windows Server infrastructure, and you are planning a new Microsoft Dynamics CRM deployment.

If most or all the Windows Server infrastructure already exists, we recommend that you read this section to make sure that your current infrastructure meets the prerequisites for a successful Microsoft Dynamics CRM deployment.

For more information, see:

Planning deployment prerequisites

Active Directory considerations

SQL Server installation and configuration

Planning requirements for Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services

Planning e-mail integration

Operating system and software component security considerations

Security considerations for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Supported configurations

Upgrading from Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0

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