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In this post, we will check Windows Server , SQL Server, and Dynamics CRM installation.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2015/2016 hardware requirements
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015/2016 system requirements and required technologies This Microsoft Dynamics CRM (on-premises) version requires the following software:
Step by Step installation of Windows server, MS SQL server, Report server, Active directory and MS CRM 2015/2016
1- Insert the Windows Server 2012 DVD, and once you get the following message press Enter to boot from the setup
2- Wait for a while till the setup loads all necessary files (Depending on your machine, it will take couple of minutes)
3- Once the setup files are loaded, the setup will start with the following screen. You can change these to meet your needs (the default values should be fine for now)
4- Once you click Next, you can start the installation, click “Install now”
5- You will see the following screen, wait until it finishes loading
6- In the following setup screen, you will see four options. Select Windows Server 2012 DataCenter Evaluation (Server With GUI).
7-After you click Next from the previous screen, Read the License terms, tick the “I accept the license terms” and click Next.
8-Now It will ask you for the drive (or partition) you want to install Windows on. Here I’m installing it on the one partition I have here. NOTE: This will remove the content of the partition. Either you create a partition to install windows on, or you can test this on a testing machine.
9-Now once we picked our partition, clicking on next from the previous screen will start the setup. This process might take a while.
10- Once the setup is done, it will restart and start your Windows Server 2012 for the first time. It will ask you then to set up a password for the Administrator user.
11- The setup will finalize your settings, might take a couple of minutes.
12- Once the setup is done, you can log in for the first time to your Windows Server, as the screen says, press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to log in, and use the password you set in the setup process.
13 – Once you Log in, Windows Server 2012 will show the Server Manager
Windows server 2012 Installed with Datacenter.
Installing Active Directory on Windows Server 2012
This will launch the Roles and Features Wizard allowing for modifications to be performed on the Windows Server 2012 instance.
Note: Roles are the major feature sets of the server, such as IIS, and features provide additional functionality for a given role.
The current server is selected by default. Click Next to proceed to the Server Roles tab.
Note: There are other options including, Certificate services, federation services, lightweight directory services and rights management. Domain Services is the glue that holds this all together and needs to be installed prior to these other services.
Note: The installation progress will be displayed on the screen. Once installed the AD DS role will be displayed on the ‘Server Manager’ landing page.
Once the AD DS role is installed the server will need to be configured for your domain.
4. Review and select a Domain and Forest functional level. Once selected fill in a DSRM password in the provided password fields. The DSRM password is used when booting the Domain Controller into recovery mode.
Note: The selection made here will have lasting effects to features and server domain controller eligibility. For further information on Domain/Forest, functional levels see official Microsoft documentation.
Review the warning on the DNS Options tab and selectNext.
Confirm or enter a NetBIOS name and click Next.
Configure the location of the SYSVOL, Log files, and Database folders and clickNext.
Review the configuration options and clickNext.
The system will check to ensure all necessary prerequisites are installed on the system prior to moving forward. If the system passes these checks you will proceed by clickingInstall.
Note: The server will automatically be rebooted once the installation completes.
After the server is done rebooting, reconnect via RDP. Congratulations on successfully installing and configuring an Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server 2012.
User Accounts required for Dynamics CRM 2015/2016 (give name as per you)
Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2014
Insert the SQL Server 2014 installation DVD. Before you start to install the SQL server, install the NetFx3 feature, otherwise you will get error while the installation is in progress. To install the NEtFx3, type the following command in command prompt as shown in the snapshot below. Make sure you have inserted the installation media.
c:\> dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:netfx3 /all /source:d:\sources\sxs
To start the SQL server installation, click the first option after selecting installation tab from the installation center as shown below. Since this is going to be new SQL server installation select the first option.
The installation will then check all the pre-requisites that are required to install the SQL server. If everything is fine, you will see green checks as shown below. Click OK.
Enter the product key and click Next. Or choose evaluation edition and click Next.
Accept the license terms and click Next.Check to include SQL server product updates and click Next.
The installation does the pre-requisite checks once again as you can see below.
On the Setup Role page, choose SQL server feature installation and click Next.
Select the required SQL features and click Next.
Under Instance Configuration, choose Default instance. You can also define custom instance name. Similarly, you have the option to choose the location where the instance will be stored. I will leave the defaults and click Next button.
Under Server Configuration, review the Service Accounts, I will leave the defaults. Here, you can also use Active Directory user for various SQL services.
Under Database Engine Configuration, choose Windows authentication mode. You also have option to choose both windows authentication and SQL server authentication. Then, add the users who will be managing this SQL server and click Next.
After the installation is complete, click Close. You can now start creating databases.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 Installation
On this 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.
Note: If you are prompted to restart the computer, do so, and then start Setup again.
10. Specify Deployment Options On the Specify Deployment Options page, select the name of the computer that is running SQL Server to use the deployment box, type or select the instance of Microsoft SQL Server that will be used to store the Dynamics CRM database (MSCRM_CONFIG) For a new installation of Dynamics CRM, we select the option Create a new deployment.
For each service, we strongly recommend that you select a low-privilege domain account that is dedicated to running these services and is not used for any other purpose.
Additionally, the user account that is used to run a Microsoft Dynamics CRM service cannot be a Microsoft Dynamics CRM user. This domain account must be a member of the Domain Users group.
Additionally, if the Asynchronous Service and Sandbox Processing Service roles are installed, such as in a Full Server or a Back End Server installation, the domain account must a member of the Performance Log Users security group.
If you select to run the ASP.NET service under a domain user account that is not a domain administrator or a local administrator, you must set a local security policy after you install Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2015 for the ASP.NET service to work correctly. Also, depending on the password policies that you have implemented for your organization, the password for the user may expire
There are a couple of new services in CRM 2015
Important: We strongly recommend that you verify the status of the existing website before you specify Setup to use an existing website. We strongly recommend that the website you select is configured for SSL. For more information see the IIS documentation. During the installation, Setup can bind the Microsoft Dynamics CRM application to the HTTPS website. If you select a network port other than a default port, ensure that the firewall does not block the port.
When you select the Create a new Web site option, Setup creates a new website for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. You can specify the following option:
Port Number: Type the TCP port number that Microsoft Dynamics CRM clients will use to connect to the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2015. The default port number is 5555. Click Next
14. Specify E-mail Router Settings On the Specify E-mail Router Settings page, in the E-mail Router server name box, type the name of the computer where the Email Router will be installed.
This computer will route Microsoft Dynamics CRM email messages. If you will not install the Email Router you can leave this box blank. However, if you install the Email Router later you must add the computer where the Email Router service is running when you use Local System, or if you use a domain user account, the account, to the PrivUserGroup security group. Click Next
Note: If you want to use Server Side Synchronization or do not want to specify the email router name you can leave it blank and click Next
On the Specify the Organization Name page, specify the following information.
After Setup is complete, you cannot change the database collation, base ISO currency code, or the organization unique name. However, you can change the base currency name and base currency symbol.
Install Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 Reporting Extensions
You must complete Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server Setup before you run CRM Reporting Extensions Setup. You must run Microsoft Dynamics CRM Reporting Extensions Setup on a computer that has a supported version of Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services installed
You can locate the setup file from ..\Server\amd64\SrsDataConnector folder, double click SetupSrsDataConnector.exe.
To do this, click Get updates for Microsoft Dynamics CRM, wait until the update process is complete, and then click Next
Read more about Service account for SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services
10. Ready to install Microsoft Dynamics CRM Reporting Extensions Review this page, and then click Back to correct any errors. When you are ready to continue, click Install.
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