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We have MS Dynamics CRM 2013 installed.
It is customized to work with clients of company A.
CRM is using couple DBs on SQL 2012 running on dedicated server.
Also installation of CRM created some OU in Active directory.

So now we want to set completely different company B on the same CRM server.
We want it to use the same SQL server but different DB and the same domain controller .

Developer is telling that we need to install new dedicated CRM server working in different domain , etc.
My feeling is -- that is BS....

Could you please advise what is the best practice in this case?

Thank you.
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You certainly can have multiple CRM organizations running from the same CRM server. On the CRM server, start Deployment Manager and there you will see an option to create a new CRM organization. This will create a new CRM database on the SQL server and will be totally separate from any other companies that you have.

You add users to each organization independently of each org though a user can belong to as many orgs as you require.

NB: You won't have the option to create a new organization if you have the workgroup edition of CRM but I suspect that you won't because that edition is limited to 5 users.
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So you don't suggest to create another instance of SQL fro new company?
(SQL is running on different machine)
In Active Directory as I understand we just need to create a dedicated OU , correct?

Thank you.
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by:Feridun Kadir
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No, you don't need have another instance of SQL for the new company.
You don't need another OU in AD either.   When CRM is installed the setup creates some security groups in an OU that you specify. Those security groups are for a deployment of CRM. A deployment can have multiple companies so only one set of security groups.
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