System Requirements and Required Components
Microsoft Dynamics CRM requires several software applications and components that work together to create an effective system. Before you install Microsoft Dynamics CRM, use thisfor guidance to verify that system requirements are met and the necessary software components are available.
Unless specified otherwise, within the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Support Lifecyle policy, Microsoft Dynamics CRM applications support the latest version and service pack (SP) for all required components, such as Windows Server, SQL Server, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, and Exchange Server. However, to fully support the latest version of a required component you should apply the latest update for Microsoft Dynamics CRM.