Microsoft CRM / Dynamics / Sharepoint Security


I was wondering if someone can point me in the right direction as I have had very little exposure to Microsoft CRM.

I have been told the following:

        "MS-Sharepoint and MS-Dynamics require that the Admin credentials to be in the configuration file" as this is a Microsoft  CRM restriction.

Is there any truth to the above statement? I did some research and it is possible this information is required for a silent installation, but I find it hard to believe that this would be a requirement and such a huge security flaw.

Is there anybody who can provide guidance?

This issue came up when we were reviewing Server hardening.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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Rainer JeschorCommented:
so I have never heard of any admin passwords inside a SharePoint config file.

For CRM it is necessary to provide the accounts and passwords for an unattended installation - but thats the same for any software you install (e.g. SQL Server, ...).


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Thank you for the information and your assistance.


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