CRM 2011 – Step by step guides to Installing CRM 2011

I have got to do a CRM installation this week so I have been reading the implemenation guide, which I have to say is an excellently written document and full credit for Microsoft, you can download that here


It’s funny at the time I studied and passed the CRM 4 installation certification I wasn’t installing CRM and just wanted to study for it to learn more about CRM and it’s various components but now I am very happy I did that certification because I know have a good grounding about all the different parts of CRM

The document is good but the one weakness it has is it doesn’t have any pictures, pictures can be very reassuring when you see the same picture in the guide as you have on screen.

Luckily there are some other fantastic CRM 2011 installation guides out there

the CRM wiki –


how to install CRM –


a step by step guide to installing CRM 2011, with loads of screenshots –






CRM 2011 – migrating customizations from CRM 4 to CRM 2011

I was reading the CRM development forum and then I stumbled across someone asking how to upgrade customizations from CRM 4 to CRM 2011.

I don’t need to do this at the moment but I bet that some time in the future this scenario is going to pop up.

So I thought I would blog this links now in a prememptive manner