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CRM 2011 Release Candidate

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Microsoft today announced the first release candidate for Dynamics CRM 2011. The download links for each component are available here. I’ll be installing it tomorrow!

There’s a launch event planned for 20th January 2011 which you can register for here.

Finally, Microsoft also announced that CRM 2011 Online will be available from 17th January 2011.


Written by neilmcd

Dec 14, 2010 at 10:09 pm

Posted in CRM 2011

CRM 2011 Repeated Login Prompt

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Updated at the bottom for the CRM 2011 Release Candidate.

I’ve had this issue recently and it was driving me crazy. The CRM worked fine from the server with http://localhost and http://server-name, but if I tried to access it from anywhere else, I was repeatedly asked for login credentials. I got around it temporarily by adding a host header to the site, but this still caused me problems when trying to access the web services.

I’ve read some articles suggesting the below method to fix this:

  • go to IIS manager
  • select the CRM website
  • select Authentication
  • select windows authentication
  • click on Providers, and add kerberos as the second enabled provider after NTLM

Unfortunately, this didn’t work for me. Instead, I got it working by editing the file  %windir%system32inetsrvconfigapplicationHost.config as below.

For all of the CRM web site nodes find and replace all instances of: –

<windowsAuthentication enabled="true" />


<windowsAuthentication enabled="true" useAppPoolCredentials="true" />

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Written by neilmcd

Dec 10, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Posted in CRM 2011

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