Deployment Administrators


Updated: December 9, 2016

Applies To: Dynamics 365 (on-premises), Dynamics CRM 2016

To run Deployment Manager, you must have the Deployment Administrator role. Deployment Administrators have unrestricted access to perform Deployment Manager tasks on all organizations and servers in a Microsoft Dynamics 365 deployment.


Make sure that at least two or three trusted people have the Deployment Administrator role. This prevents system lockout if the primary deployment administrator is unavailable.

During Microsoft Dynamics 365 Server Setup, the user running Setup is automatically given the Deployment Administrator role. A Deployment Administrator can give the Deployment Administrator role to other users in Active Directory directory service.


Users who have the Deployment Administrator role do not automatically become Microsoft Dynamics 365 users and do not consume a client access license (CAL).

The Deployment Administrator role cannot be managed in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 client applications.

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