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CRM 3.0 and Exchange 2003 on same server

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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Can CRM 3.0 and exhcnage server 2003 be installed on same box?


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Yes, they can.

As an aside, CRM 3.0 can be installed directly on Small Business Server (which includes Exchange Server).  There are some issues to be aware of when you install.  Check the CRM 3.0 implementation guide for more information:

And a helpful blog entry:

If you are only now installing CRM 3.0, I strongly recommend you consider installing 4.0 (if you've paid up your Software Assurance, then the licenses shouldn't come at an additional cost).  There are a number of benefits to this upgrade (assuming you also already have SQL 2005+).

NOTE: Please confirm that CRM 3.0 and Exchange can co-exist on the same server using the implementation guide.  I know this is true of 4.0 - but upon reflection, I am not certain that this is the case with 3.0.  It certainly seems to me that it should, because I am certain that 3.0 can co-exist with exchange on an SBS server ... but SBS may have some special setup that is different from standard exchange.

Our current development environments that we use for CRM 3.0 have OS 2003 (non-SBS) and Exchange running on them.

The caveat to note is that like SQL, Exchange is a memory hog and will try to consume the resources available.  This may impact CRM, so keep tabs on resources.


From my research CRM can not live on a DC and in most cases exchange is on a DC. Is this correct?
I believe CRM can live on a DC.  SBS includes a DC.  It may not be the preferable configuration - but it should be doable.

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The main thing i think is that CRM is not supported on a DC, and we have a support contract with MS for CRM.
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