CRM 2011 – Rollup 6 is really available this time

The Microsoft Field engineering blog has added the update to the new version of Rollup 6 for CRM 2011.  It also has a list of all the releases so far which is very useful

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/crminthefield/archive/2012/01/23/microsoft-dynamics-crm-4-0-and-2011-update-rollup-release-dates-build-numbers-and-collateral.aspx

CRM 2011 UR #

Release date and Download Center URL

Release date – Microsoft Update

Build number

Knowledge Base article

PFE Blog

PFE Podcast

1

4/4/2011

4/26/2011

5.0.9688.1045

2466084

Blog

Podcast

2

6/6/2011

6/28/2011

5.0.9688.1155, 5.0.9688.1157 (server)

2466086

Blog

Podcast

3

7/26/2011

8/23/2011

5.0.9688.1244

2547347

Blog

Podcast

4

9/22/2011

Will not be released to Microsoft Update

5.0.9688.1450

2556167

Blog

Podcast

5

10/25/2011

11/8/2011

5.0.9688.1533

2567454

Blog

Podcast

6

1/12/2012

1/24/2012

5.0.9690.1992

2600640

Blog

Podcast

7

3/8/2012(PROJECTED)

3/27/2012(PROJECTED)

5.0.9688.TBD

2600643

Blog

Podcast

The blog also has instructions for people who had installed Rollup 6, If I understand the paragraph correctly it says you have to uninstall CRM 2011 and then install it again because you cannot patch Rollup 6.

 

If you did new installs with the Update Rollup 6 “slipstream” packages that were released (these would be the packages that include the full install bits as well as Update Rollup 6) you will get an error trying to patch those components to the new Update Rollup 6 build.  This Knowledge Base article describes the issue:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2668504 .  This Knowledge Base article is live, as well as the updated Update Rollup 6 KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2600640.

 

The only workaround is to reinstall if you happened to use the Update Rollup 6 slipstream builds.  For server you can connect to existing databases on the reinstall.  The reinstall goes for any of the components that you installed with the Update Rollup 6 slipstream builds, (Client, Router, etc.).  If you do not reinstall you will not be able to patch to the re-released Update Rollup 6 packages or future Update Rollups, as Update Rollup 6 represents a new baseline.

 

 

One thought on “CRM 2011 – Rollup 6 is really available this time

  1. J January 26, 2012 / 1:57 pm

    Have you notice that DB has got its own build number.
    When not to upgrade Client/ server/ DB at same time…

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