CRM 2016 and SharePoint Quick Tips 2

CRM 2016 and SharePoint Quick Tips

I recently had to integrate CRM 2016 On-Premise with SharePoint On-Premise, and it was not as easy as I would of liked it.

Remember to :

  • If you use a SSL certificate it must be at least 2048 bit in order to work between CRM and SharePoint
  • When you connect more than one Microsoft Dynamics CRM organization to a single SharePoint server, the name you give the STS must be unique for each Microsoft Dynamics CRM organization.
  • Connecting to more than one Microsoft Dynamics CRM organization to a single SharePoint server is only supported with SharePoint 2016.
  • Create snapshots in your VM as you go along.. I had to rollback from time to time
  • You would need at least Windows Server 2012 R2 to be able to run SharePoint 2016
  • You can get away with host header binding in IIS, alternative mapping in SharePoint and DNS entries in the host file
  • I like to use powershell where I can and normally start of by setting the execution policy Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted
  • I recommend renaming a new VM before you promote it to a domain controller. You can rename the VM name using Rename-Computer -NewName CRM powershell snippit
  • You can create a self signed certificate using the New-SelfSignedCertificate PowerShell command or by using SelfSSL in the IIS 6.0 Resource Kit Tools
  • You can enable .Net 3.5 feature using  Install-WindowsFeature Net-Framework-Core powershell
  •  When generating a certificate, it is better to generate a wildcard certificate than a domain specific
  • Follow the SharePoint CRM integration guide https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn949332.aspx

Here’s a few pointer. Good luck

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