Microsoft Dynamics CRM Report Authoring Extension is a plug-in that obtains the metadata and data from Microsoft Dynamics CRM. This metadata is required to design and preview Fetch-based reports in Business Intelligence Development Studio.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Report Authoring Extension Installation Instructions
  1. In the /BIDSExtensions/ folder, double-click SetupBIDSExtensions.exe.
  2. On the Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Report Authoring Extension Setup page, we recommend that you click Get updates for Microsoft Dynamics CRM, to make sure that Setup has the most recent installation files. Click Next.
  3. On the License Agreement page, review the information, and if you accept the license agreement, select the I accept this license agreement check box, and then click I Accept.
  4. If Setup detects that some required components are missing, the Install Required Components page appears. To install them, click Install. When the components are installed, the status column will change from Not Installed to Installed. Click Next to continue.
  5. On the Select Microsoft Update Preference page, we recommend that you select the Use Microsoft Update when I check for updates (recommended) option. Microsoft Update makes sure that your computer has the latest technology, which can help to reduce the risk of vulnerabilities and security issues.
  6. On the Select Installation Location page, accept the default location or enter a different file installation location, and then click Next.
  7. On the System Checks page, a summary of all requirements and recommendations for a successful installation is shown. Errors must be corrected before installation can continue. If no errors, or only warnings appear, you can continue with the installation. To do this, click Next.
  8. Review the Ready to Install Microsoft Dynamics CRM Report Authoring Extension page, and then click Back to correct any errors. When you are ready to continue, click Install. When Setup successfully completes, the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Report Authoring Extension Setup Completed page appears. Click Finish.

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