CRM 3.0 on SBS 2003 to CRM 4.0 Upgrade

CRM 3.0 on SBS 2003 to CRM 4.0 Upgrade

Post by Pat Horrid » Sat, 07 Jun 2008 18:46:43


Any pointers or advise on the above upgrade?

Basically have SBS 2003 SP2 running CRM 3.0 and want the most efficient
upgrade route.
I have R2 upgrade for server which will give me SQl 2005 and CRM4.0 upgrade
as well.

I'm digging for white papers but haven't found anything fully comprehensive
yet. They all deal with just one part.

Thanks
 
 
 

CRM 3.0 on SBS 2003 to CRM 4.0 Upgrade

Post by LeonTrib » Sun, 08 Jun 2008 06:43:08


Search for my 'perfect storm' post as I had to exactly this for a
client. Basically you upgrade on the SBS box, grab the database,
install CRM on the new box and then use the deployment manager to
attach the old database.

Leon Tribe

 
 
 

CRM 3.0 on SBS 2003 to CRM 4.0 Upgrade

Post by Pat Horrid » Tue, 10 Jun 2008 17:46:38

Ok Thanks.
I'd seen that and have printed it off.
I was hoping that it might be possible to go direct to CRM 4.0 after the SQL
2005 upgrade rather than install CRM 3.0 again and then upgrade.
But I guess it's no big deal either way.
I presume I need to back up all my databases in SQL2000 before uninstalling
as I have them for various otehr applications as well.





Search for my 'perfect storm' post as I had to exactly this for a
client. Basically you upgrade on the SBS box, grab the database,
install CRM on the new box and then use the deployment manager to
attach the old database.

Leon Tribe
 
 
 

CRM 3.0 on SBS 2003 to CRM 4.0 Upgrade

Post by LeonTrib » Fri, 13 Jun 2008 23:34:17


You shouldn't need to reinstall v3 unless you're going to an interim
server to upgrade. In your case, assuming there is no interim server,
the process would be upgrade to R2 and then upgrade to v4. On the new
box install CRM v4 and then use the deployment manager to get the
original DB on there.

Leon Tribe