Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Standalone Sandbox Using VirtualBox Part 2

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2: Add the ASP.NET role service:

Install CRM 2011

Great! We are ready to finish and fulfill our goal.  From the host machine unmount the SQL Server 2008 R2 and mount the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2011.  When you mount Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2011 from the host machine go to CRMDEMO2011 and run the splash.exe from the ‘D:’ drive.

1: Select: Install Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server

2: Toggle: Get update for Microsoft Dynamics (recommended)

3: Specify the SQL Server, in this guide we are saying it is CRMDEMO2011, the local machine:

4: Specify the Organizational Unit, the Active Directory root we prompted the server to:

5: Specify what CRM services will run as, use the CRM2011NET\CRMDEMOADMIN account:

6: Specify the database name:

7: Get Excited!  Here’s your first glimpse of the URL for your new CRM environment:

8: Blast off! Click install and wait with your http://crmdemo2011 url in the clipboard to paste that sucker into IE.  But wait…make sure you allow the Microsoft Dynamices CRM Reporting Extensions Setup to run.

Login to http://crmdemo2011 with the CRMDEMOADMIN user and gloat with pride:

All-in-all, this installation should only take 3 hours or less once you have all the components downloaded and in place.  The first time can take up to 6-8 hours because you have to download all the ISOs and get familiar with VirtualBox.  But, once you make a copy of the CRMDEMO2011.VDI at a point that you consider a starting point then you can start from there to cut out more time.  Which by the way…now is a good time to back up that CRMDEMO2011.VDI file.  Looking forward, another idea from here is using the VM created to install the SharePoint and Outlook components.

Good Luck…

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Post by: Manny Ed, Customer Effective

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