CRM 3.0 BETA to CRM 3.0 Pro

CRM 3.0 BETA to CRM 3.0 Pro

Post by Matt Souku » Sat, 19 Nov 2005 07:33:58

We have installed CRM 3.0 BETA and need to update it to Pro. There appears
to be a limitation in BETA that only allows us to import 15 leads at a time.
I have replaced the beta license with our Pro license, but that has not
fixed the problem. I want to repair or reinstall CRM from our CDs to see if
that will fix the problem. When I try to run the install from the CDs it
asks me if I want to repair or uninstall CRM. When I select to repair it
points to the location that I installed the BETA from and when I change it
to the CD drive with my CRM Server CD I get the following error.

Microsoft CRM 3.0 Server Setup
The MSI package at the source location has a Product Version property that
is not valid.

Do I have to completely uninstall the BETA and then install the Pro? If I do
is there a way to have it reconnect to the existing SQL serve the the
databases for the BETA version of CRM?

CRM 3.0 BETA to CRM 3.0 Pro

Post by FV » Sat, 19 Nov 2005 18:33:09


You cannot upgrade/repair from Beta to RTM. You will need to uninstall Beta
and install RTM. You cannot connect to existing Db's as they are not
compatible i.e. there is no upgrade path for the data. ASAIK though you
should be able to export your customisations from beta and inmport those
into RTM, but the data is a no-no.

Incidentally, I was not aware of the import limitations for leads in Beta -
I will take a look at mine and see if this occurs.





CRM 3.0 BETA to CRM 3.0 Pro

Post by Q1JNIEV4cG » Tue, 22 Nov 2005 16:01:03

Upgrade advisor is not supported for beta to 3.0 prof.. You need to
re-install it and then install it. Hope it will work
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