CRM 2011 – CRM Server 2011 installed configuration components

I was reading about what is installed and where it is put in when you install CRM 2011 and then I found this page, it’s fantastic because it tells you the locations and it also lists the different active directory groups you need (a common problem for users not being included in certain roles).  It reminds me of the CRM 4 installation exam because you needed to know these details.

I find it impressive it lists the different components so it’s easy to understand.  It helps knowing this information because it will give you an idea what to check when things go wrong.

 

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2011 installed configuration components

 

Folder Comments
SystemDrive:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics CRM\ Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2011 program files
SystemDrive:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics CRM\LangPacks\<LanguageID>\Reports\MSCRM Contains a Microsoft Dynamics CRM subfolder that contains an .rdl file for each default report
SystemDrive:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics CRM\LangPacks Location of Language Pack installations. Language Packs are downloaded and installed separately
SystemDrive:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics CRM\Trace Stores trace file logs when tracing is enabled
SystemDrive:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics CRM\CRMWeb Microsoft Dynamics CRM Web site and Web services
SystemDrive:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics CRM\CRMWeb\CRMReports Microsoft Dynamics CRM report services

When you install Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2011, Setup creates the default folders listed in the following table.

 

The following Web components are added.

Component Name Description
Application Pool CRMAppPool Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server Setup creates a separate application pool for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM application.
Application Pool CRMDeploymentServiceAppPool Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server Setup creates a separate application pool for the Deployment Web Service.
Site Microsoft Dynamics CRM Web site for Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
Applications XRMDeployment Facilitates the implementation of xRM deployments.
Applications Help Services the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Help system for the application.

 

The following Active Directory groups are added. When the Active Directory domain is set to Native Mode, this group must be of the type Domain Local Security or Universal Security.

Group Description
PrivReportingGroup Privileged Microsoft Dynamics CRM user group for reporting functions. This group is created during Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server Setup and configured during Microsoft Dynamics CRM Reporting Extensions Setup.
PrivUserGroup Privileged Microsoft Dynamics CRM user group for special administrative functions; including CRMAppPool identity (domain user or NetworkService). The users who configure Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2011 must be added to this group.
SQLAccessGroup All server processes/service accounts that require access to SQL Server; including CRMAppPool identity (domain user or NetworkService). Members of this group have db_owner permission on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM databases.
ReportingGroup All Microsoft Dynamics CRM users are included in this group. This group is updated automatically as users are added and removed from Microsoft Dynamics CRM. By default, all Microsoft Dynamics CRM Reporting Services reports grant Browse permission to this group.

 

The following services are added.

Service Description
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Asynchronous Processing Service Services asynchronous processes such as bulk e-mail and workflow.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Asynchronous Processing Service (maintenance) Services asynchronous maintenance such as encryption key generation for authentication and database deletion clean up.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Unzip Service Handles the uncompressing of zipped files for data import. This service is installed as part of the Web Application Server role.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Sandbox Processing Service The Sandbox Processing Service server role enables an isolated environment to allow for the execution of custom code, such as plug-ins.

The following SQL Server components are added.

Component Name Description
Databases MSCRM_CONFIG

OrganizationName_MSCRM

Microsoft SQL Server Setup creates the SystemDrive:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL<ver>\MSSQL\Data\ folder and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server Setup installs the Microsoft Dynamics CRM configuration database and organization databases in it.
SQL Server Jobs OrganizationName_MSCRM.CreateAuditPartition

MSCRM_CONFIG.HardDelete

MSCRM_CONFIG.SiteWideCleanup

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server Setup creates three SQL Server jobs that are used for maintenance.
Logins PrivReportingGroup

ReportingGroup

SQLAccessGroup

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server Setup creates several SQL Server logins for the Active Directory groups that are created.

there is also this page which lists the new software components which will have to be installed for the CRM 2011 installation to work

 
Microsoft SQL Reporting Service Report Viewer ControlIf not already installed, the following components are installed for a Full Server during Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server Setup:

  • Microsoft SQL Server Native Client
  • Microsoft Application Error Reporting Tool
  • Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library
  • Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) Framework
  • Windows Server 2008 Web Server Role
  • Indexing Service
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0, which includes the following components:NOTE

    The installation of Microsoft .NET Framework may require you to restart your computer before you can continue to run Microsoft Dynamics CRM Setup.

    • Microsoft .NET Framework (required by Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2011)
    • Windows Workflow Foundation (required by Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2011)
    • Windows Presentation Foundation
    • Windows Communication Foundation (required by Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2011)
  • Microsoft Chart Controls for Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Windows Azure platform AppFabric SDK
  • Windows PowerShell
  • Microsoft URL Rewrite Module for IIS
  • File Server Resource Manager

 

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