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Restricting Hosted CRM Users From Browsing Active Directory

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When adding users to CRM via the Add Multiple Users wizard, it’s possible to view all users in Active Directory and then add them as CRM users

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In a hosted environment, this is not ideal, as admin users for each organisation will be able to see users from all other hosted customers.

With CRM 4, there was a method of restricting users to only browse users in a particular business unit (see here). Unfortunately, this tool does not work with CRM 2011.

By looking at an old CRM 4 instance, I had a hunt around to see which settings were actually changed by the config tool to see if they would still work in CRM 2011. Thankfully, I found where to add the settings and it still appears to work in CRM 2011.

Note: The rest of this post involves making changes directly to the MSCRM_CONFIG database and this is completely unsupported. Please only try this if you have your CRM databases backed up. Please try it on a test environment first. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by neilmcd

December 20, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Posted in CRM 2011

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