Neil McDonald's Dynamics 365 Blog

Dynamics CRM 2011 beta setup

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I’ve created a short video guide for setting up the Dynamics CRM 2011 on-premise beta. I installed all of the services on to the same virtual machine, so some of the things done will not reflect best practices. The whole installation (excluding Windows setup and updates) took took just over an hour but I’ve tried to cut as many of the progress bars as possible.

Before I started recording, I installed Windows Server 2008 with SP2 and all available updates. I also turned off UAC and the Windows firewall.

If the video below does not work, please try here. Be sure to watch it in full screen HD, otherwise the quality is not great.

Written by neilmcd

Sep 13, 2010 at 12:08 am

Posted in CRM 2011

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  1. Hi Neil,Great post. Any chance of getting a video on "how to IFD CRM 2011 via Federation Services" ?cheers


    Sep 19, 2010 at 8:43 am

  2. Thanks for the suggestion. I’m actually going to be testing IFD this <br/>week on my company test environment, so I will try and post a video <br/>once I have it figured out!


    Sep 20, 2010 at 2:58 pm

  3. I believe your installation of CRM 2011 is one of the best so far, if not the only one online at this stage


    Sep 20, 2010 at 3:36 pm

  4. Thanks, I’m really happy that people are finding this useful!


    Sep 21, 2010 at 1:30 pm

  5. Hi Neil,Happy New Year 2011.Please provide some input for "how to IFD CRM 2011 via Federation Services" ?Thanks,Jags

    Jagjeet Singh

    Jan 2, 2011 at 6:19 pm

  6. Hi Jags,Happy New Year to you too!There is a good video on how to set up IFD here –


    Jan 18, 2011 at 5:45 pm

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