Wednesday, October 12, 2011

CRM 2011 Cluster In-place Upgrade Part 3/3

In Part 2 We upgraded the remaining web servers and updated the application address with the load balanced URL.
At this time we have successfully upgraded the organization database and all the web servers. You should be able to browse the CRM application but you cannot any reports

Also the Deployment Manager will show a warning about Reproting being not enabled

To fix this, you need to install the Reporting Services Extensions.

CRM 2011 Cluster In-place Upgrade Part 2/3

 In Part 1 We have upgraded the first CRM web server as well as a the organization database.
Now we upgrade the other web servers that we have

CRM 2011 Cluster In-place Upgrade Part 1/3

This is an in-place upgrade of a Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 to 2011.
The CRM 4 is a multi-server deployment on:
  • Dedicated SQL 2008 R2 Database Server (2-node cluster)
  • Dedicated SQL 2008 R2 Reporting Services Server
  • 2 Load balanced CRM Web Servers (Microsoft NLB, Windows 2008 R2)
Please note that an in-place is the riskiest upgrade, if something went wrong there is no going back! You will have to resort to DR and restore everything again. But also it is the simplest and least-costly upgrade.
If you have a heavily customized CRM and prefer a safer downtime-free approach, you can install CRM 2011 on a new server then use the deployment manager to upgrade a copy of your CRM 4 database via the "Import Organization" wizard. That way you can keep your CRM 4 up and untouched during the whole upgrade process, then switch to the new CRM 2011 installation once you have tested and became happy with it.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The selected tapes cannot be erased because they belong to protection groups

If you try to erase a tape that belongs to a protection group you receive this error

Use the script below to mark the tape as "Free (containts data)" and then you can erase it

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Allow multiple remote desktop sessions per user

When you connect to remote desktop with an already logged in user, you can configure terminal services to either take over the current session or start a new one by allowing multiple sessions per user

Navigate to the following registry key