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Install v9 On Prem with Updates

  • 1.  Install v9 On Prem with Updates

    Posted 15 days ago
    Per the documentation Dynamics 365 CE v9 On Prem does support SQL Server 2017 but only with Update 0.3.  On an initial installation of v9 On Prem with SQL Server 2017 how can I install with the latest update (Currently 0.9) out of the gate so it'll have full support for SQL 2017?  Or is there a suggested path to installing RTM v9 on SQL 2017 then running updates afterwards?  I've injected updates into the initial CRM installation using an installation script years ago, but for the life of me I can't remember how I did it.

    Thanks.

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    Sam Alexander
    Lead DBA Applications Analyst
    Texas Farm Bureau Insurance
    Waco TX
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  • 2.  RE: Install v9 On Prem with Updates

    MICROSOFT MVP
    Posted 15 days ago
    I would expect an install of RTMv9 with SQL 2017 to work by selecting the option to update setup files during installation (but I have not tried this). Then you can install the D365 CE updates.

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    Feridun Kadir
    Principal Consultant, MVP
    Expert CRM Services Ltd
    Stansted
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  • 3.  RE: Install v9 On Prem with Updates

    Posted 13 days ago
    Edited by Sam Alexander 13 days ago
    I honestly try to avoid using the auto update during installation because this can cause our environments to be out of sync if we install them at different times. So if we build our environments over a few months the newer instances could be a few minor updates ahead of the first instance.  Plus what if we have to rebuild an environment and need it to be on a specific version since that's what we've tested...  I even try to have the prereq's installed ahead of time when possible as I know there are a fair number of them.

    This is probably the route I'll try to go so I can guarantee our installation is identical in each environment.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/customerengagement/on-premises/deploy/microsoft-dynamics-365-server-xml-configuration-file

    Thanks for the feedback.


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    Sam Alexander
    Lead DBA Applications Analyst
    Texas Farm Bureau Insurance
    Waco TX
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  • 4.  RE: Install v9 On Prem with Updates

    Posted 13 days ago
    Edited by Sam Alexander 13 days ago
    Quick follow-up.  I found my documentation on how I did this in the past where I added the Update to the installation.   This was with CRM 2013, but from the documentation I read for Dynamics 365 v9 I believe it would work the same way.  First step is to get the installation medium into C:\BIN\ and latest update.  Then extract the update using this command:

    C:\BIN\CRM2013-Server-KB2953252-ENU-amd64.exe /extract:C:\BIN\CRM2013_SP1_RU1

    Create a new Text document with the following and save it as C:\BIN\CRM2013_Config.txt

    <CRMSetup>
    <Server>
    <Patch update="true">C:\BIN\CRM2013_SP1_RU1\Server_KB2953252_amd64_1033.msp</Patch>
    </Server>
    </CRMSetup>
    Execute this to start installation

    C:\BIN\CRM2013\SetupServer.exe /config C:\BIN\CRM2013_Config.txt

    The setup will show a window like this which shows the update has been applied:


    After installation continues as usual.  I would love to add all the other settings points to the config file, but for now my goal is to stand it up with Update 0.9 on the initial installation which this should do for SQL 2017 support.




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    Sam Alexander
    Lead DBA Applications Analyst
    Texas Farm Bureau Insurance
    Waco TX
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