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Microsoft CRM 4.0 VPC July 23, 2009

Posted by jarrettexpertcrm in Microsoft CRM General.
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 crm   plus  vpc image    For those of you looking to test Microsoft CRM 4.0 in a virtual environment, this post is for you. The Microsoft CRM VHD we will be using is from Litware Inc. The first step will be  to  download Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=04D26402-3199-48A3-AFA2-2DC0B40A73B6&displaylang=en. Once downloaded go through the set up wizard. Now its time to download the CRM VHD, this can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=dd939ed9-87a5-4c13-b212-a922cc02b469&displaylang=en. Download all 8 files, i recommend creating a folder to store these. 

download linksAfter all files are downloaded, start up your Microsoft VPC. A set up wizard will come up, this is where you will configure your VPC. vpc start

Click “next” then select “Create a virtual machine”. Next step is to give your virtual machine a name. Click next. Select the operating system (Server 2003) and click next. You can use the recommend RAM or adjust it to what you want. Click next. Select “An existing virtual hard disk” . Browse to where you saved the files and select the one that appears then click finish. Now you are able to start your VPC. After it starts it should look like this. server 2003

 Open up Microsoft CRM and enjoy!  crm in vpc

This is just for demonstration purposes, its available only for a few days.

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