Monday, October 18, 2010

email router polling

Following the procedure below will change the polling period from every
1,000 seconds to every 30 seconds.

1. Go to the server where the e-mail router is installed.
2. Go to C:\Program Files\Microsoft CRM Email\Service
3. Edit the file Microsoft.Crm.EmailAgent.xml with Notepad
4. Find the element SchedulingPeriod
5. Change the value (most likely currently 1000) to 30
6. Restart the Microsoft CRM Email Router service

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Just started using XRMLinq to help simplify my code for a major import.  So far it's a pretty good tool, although their web site leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to documentation.  Luckily, they do respond to e-mail requests for support, usually with a 12 hour or so turnaround.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

"This Path is not of a legal form" Installing Data Migration Manger on x64

Here is how you make the path legal to install Data Migration Manager.

  • Start > Run
  • Type "regedit.exe" (without quotes)
  • Navigate to key - [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\C5D06E9536719E94DB7D0491EB205E22\InstallProperties

Set value to:  C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics CRM

It is blank by default on the CRM server.

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Not enough ports, timeout problem

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Workflow fails sending multiple e-mails

I was having this problem with a workflow, and apparently Update Rollup 12 fixes it.  Woo hoo!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Dynamics CRM 2011

I got a notice that Dynamics 2011 has been announced at the Partner conference.  I read the press release, but it seems to be mostly focused on CRM online.  I hope that they are not abandoning the on-premise version.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Stupid Error

I don't know why this keeps coming up, but it does.  Whatever AD service account you are using has to be a member of the "privusergroup" for that instance of CRM.  My test box suddenly stopped working last week, and it took me most of the day today to figure it out.  Frustrating...