More Enhancements for Dynamics CRM Installation Dialog
Keeping up-to-date with all the requests we are receiving asking us to add even more functionality to the dialog, on top of our day jobs, is a challenge but a good one. So we are busy and happily doing them.
In fact, we already finished localizing the dialog to Spanish. To see it, just change the lcid=1033 in the URL to lcid=1034 and you get the Spanish version (or click here).
Here is the list of new requests:
Generate documentation of my deployment configuration We agree that this is very useful. So we’ll add the possibility to send you a document (in Word format so you can further edit it if you wish) at the end of the installation with all the configuration choices you made in the dialog.
Allow Base Languages other than US English Only normal, given the extensive non-English fans of Dynamics CRM. We’ll first allow the user to select all the Language Packs they want to add to the deployment. After that, creating a new Org with a different Base Language is simple
Allow adding additional Deployment Administrators Just adding a user in Deployment Manager is not enough. There are a whole lot of specific permissions that the new user needs to have, to become a CRM Deployment Administrator
Do not allow Reserved Words as Org names There is a list out there with names that you cannot use as Org names. Dialog will make sure you cannot use these in the Org name field
Allow selecting CRM Server Roles per server This would permit, for instance, to combine your Back-end/Front-end and Deployment Servers or any other combination. But this has more consequences that requires plenty of work in the dialog. But we’ll get there!
There was also a bug that has already been fixed and published:
Report Server URL field’s validation rule did not allow certain valid URLs
That’s it for now. Happy Installing!!!