CRM 2011 – error when importing solution

I was getting this error today whilst trying to import my solution

Error while Importing a solution in CRM 2011 – The solution file is invalid. The compressed file must contain the following files at its root: solution.xml, customizations.xml, and [Content_Types].xml

after about an hour of frustration the solution to the not importing solution finally struck me.

The problem was I was zipping up the solution folder, this then creates a zip file with a folder at the root and then the three solution files

Hosk Solution

[Content Types].xml




What you have to do is select the three xml files and then zip them up.  This then doesn’t create the root folder.

This is definitely a “Monday Morning” error and it’s a pity CRM doesn’t have an root folder error which I’m guessing would save a lot of people a frustrating hour or so.

3 thoughts on “CRM 2011 – error when importing solution

  1. Ruben Pestana August 24, 2011 / 10:46 am

    Boy do I understand what “Monday Morning” error means 🙂


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