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Installing Microsoft CRM 3 Small Business Edition on a Separate Server in the SBS Domain

Dear All,

We would like to install Microsoft CRM on a separate server to Small Business Server. This separate server has Windows 2003 Standard Server. However, the error message we get is:

You have specified a Small Business Edition license for Microsoft CRM 3.0. This license requires that you install Microsoft CRM on a computer running Windows Small Business Server 2003 or on a computer that is in a Windows Small Business Server 2003 domain.

However, the separate server IS in the Small Business Server 2003 domain.

Any ideas?

Could we install a stripped down version of SBS on the separate server and install it on there?

Cheers,

Ben.
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scharron2006Commented:
What append if you start your crm installation from your Small Business Server ?

 
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Unfortunately NO.  CRM 3.0 SBE MUST be installed on a Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition.  That error message is rather confusing and rather incorrect, I'm afraid.  There have been other posts that have noticed the same thing:  http://snipurl.com/q1wd

If you want a visual how-to for installing, please see http://sbsurl.com/crm

Jeff
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webtechyAuthor Commented:
Couldn't agree more. Have to say the install process is a right shambles! I've spent days working round incorrect things such as that (namely, I had to install Reporting Services separately before, I have to install service packs, I can't use basic authentication it seems either :-( ). Anyway - all seems to be on there now ... does look nice - lets hope it's worth the effort! Mind you - looking on the positive side - at least Microsoft keep us IT professionals busy fixing all the stuff like this - just wish I was installing this for a client and not internally! :-)

Thanks,

Ben.
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
There's a troubleshooting follow-up to the http://sbsurl.com/crm at http://sbsurl.com/crmtrouble in case you run into any problems post installation.

My first CRM 3.0 install took 14 times, 11 of those watching Microsoft Product Support try to install it remotely... turned out that somehow the permissions on the server management console had gotten corrupt and it was failing at the point of trying to add the snap-in, but the error messages were nothing at all close to that.  But all is well with that.  At least with 3.0 you can uninstall and reinstall.

Jeff
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webtechyAuthor Commented:
My only trouble now seems to be how to use it within my business :-) As an IT consultancy we provide consultancy rather than products that the CRM seems more geared too ...
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
No, not at all!! You should really take a look at some of the deployment scenarios for CRM.  It's ideal for service providers.  Here's a quick overview:  https://partner.microsoft.com/download/global/40026186  (You need to sign in with your Microsoft Partner credentials I think).

Jeff
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webtechyAuthor Commented:
Thanks TechSoEasy - that message really is misleading ...

Thanks for the link too ...
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