Over the weekend I provisioned a Windows 2003 server on Amazon’s EC2 and installed Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (plus all the pre-req’s). The idea was to bundle it up as a base image when finished so that I can run up a CRM image for UAT/Test/etc purposes when needed. The installation went fine, in fact, no different to installing Microsoft Dynamics CRM on a ‘normal’ server however, I unfortunately didn’t do enough research before starting and have found out that the D drive isn’t going to be persisted when it’s turned off!! Grrr >:(

As I was installing CRM over the weekend, one of my colleagues was installing TFS 2010 and he has put together a post on his experience- worth a read if you’re planning on doing anything on EC2.

Tagged: amazon ec2, cloud