You may receive this error message when you try to sign-in to Microsoft Dynamics CRM after you install, upgrade, repair, or configure Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2011.

'Login failed for DomainName\ServerName$" error message after Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2011 install, repair, or configure

This issue occurs when the following conditions are true:

  • The server where you perform the installation,upgrade, repair, or configure action is located in a domain that is operating at a Windows Server 2003 domain functional level.
  • One or more Microsoft Dynamics CRM service accounts are configured to use Network Service.

To work around this issue, restart the server where Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2011 is installed.