Archive for November, 2009

Sharepoint: ActiveX Error When Trying to View List in Datasheet View

November 23, 2009

When trying to view a list in datasheet view, sometimes you get the following error:

” The list cannot be displayed in Datasheet view for one or more of the following reasons: A datasheet component compatible with Windows SharePoint Services is not installed, your browser does not support ActiveX controls, or support for ActiveX controls is disabled. ”

Well.. the first thing you should test is if activeX is in fact enabled in your browser.. second thing.. if you’re running the correct version of Office.. to use datasheet view you need access 2003 or 2007 installed on your machine. But, if you’re searching for this here you probably already checked those things.. so let’s go to the next level:

Open regedit and let’s edit windows registry.. first of all, please do a backup of your windows registry! you know that edit this is a dangerous thing, right?
Ok then.. so now that you’ve did your registry backup, delete (or rename) the following entry:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\
{65BCBEE4-7728-41A0-97BE-14E1CAE36AAE}

that’s all.. if even this doesn’t work for you, try to register again stslist.dll:

regsvr32.exe stslist.dll

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Utilizzare in MS Dynamics CRM 4.0, utenti di un dominio trusted

November 17, 2009

E’ possibile utilizzare in MS Dynamics CRM 4.0, utenti di un dominio trusted con il dominio nel quale è stato installato MS Dynamics CRM 4.0.

Active Directory requirements
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd979231.aspx

Da cui:

The computer that runs Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server and the computer that runs SQL Server, where the Microsoft Dynamics CRM databases are located, must be in the same Active Directory domain

The accounts that are used to run the Microsoft Dynamics CRM services must be in the same domain as the computer that is running Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server.

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM security groups (UserGroup, PrivUserGroup, SQLAccessGroup, ReportingGroup, PrivReportingGroup) must be in a single OU. However, the OU does not have to be in the same domain as the computer that is running Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

For users who access Microsoft Dynamics CRM from another domain, a one-way trust must exist in which the domain where the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server is located trusts the domain where the users are located.

Note: if you are not using the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Connector for SQL Server Reporting Services, a two-way trust is required for users in other domains to run reports successfully.

I miei colleghi del supporto CRM mi hanno confermato che non esistono particolari configurazioni se non attivare la TRUST tra domini. 
Allego comunque una serie di KBs aggiuntive al fine di  completare le informazioni relative allo scenario richiesto:

862051 “The user does not exist in Active Directory” error message in Microsoft CRM

http://vkbexternal/VKBWebService/ViewContent.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;862051

972033 Error message when you add a user to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 from a trusted parent domain: “You are attempting to create a user with a domain logon that does not exist. Select another domain logon and try again”

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;972033

958791 Error message when you try to add a user from a trusted domain to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0: “An error has occurred”

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;958791

952925 Error message when you try to add a user to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 from a trusted domain: “An error has occurred. Try this action again”

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;952925

975529 Error message when you try to change the domain name of an existing Microsoft Dynamics CRM user in a trusted domain: “The domain name does not exist”

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;975529

Per completezza infine, ecco la guida su come realizzare una trust tra domini.

Creating Domain and Forest Trusts: Domain and Forest Trusts; Active Directory:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc740018(WS.10).aspx

Dynamics CRM instant messaging

November 16, 2009

Are you having trouble contacting a customer to arrange a meeting, respond to a service request, or obtain some critical information to move forward on a request? You’ve probably tried Phone Calls, and E-mail with little to no success. Here is another trick that you can pull from your hat if you have Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4 installed. Of course, whenever using this or other methods of communication with your Customer and Vendor base, you will always want to follow your company’s communication guidelines and business protocol. Read more about CRM Instant Messaging

http://edwardsdnadynamicscrm.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!D5F22FDCDD6519D5!483.entry

Published Update Rollups for MS Dynamics CRM 4.0

November 10, 2009

Update RollUp Release Date Version Build KB Article
1 24-nov-08 4.0.7333.1113 952858
2 15-jan-09 4.0.7333.1316 959419
3 12-mar-09 4.0.7333.1408 961768
4 7-may-09 4.0.7333.1551 968176
5 2-jul-09 4.0.7333.1644 970141
6 27-ago-09 4.0.7333.1750 970148
7 22-oct-09 4.0.7333.2138 971782

Microsoft Dynamics CRM SDK 4.0.10 is available

November 6, 2009

Version 4.0.10 of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM SDK is now live on MSDN and on the download center.
This release contains updates relevant to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Update Rollup 7 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Service Update 4.

Check out some of the new and updated topics you’ll find in this release. View the Release History for the complete list:

October 2009 Cumulative Update Packages for SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

November 2, 2009

The server-packages of October 2009 Cumulative Update for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 are ready for download. October 2009 Cumulative Updates introduce more rules on Pre-Upgrade Checker, which can help customers to prepare the upgrade of their SharePoint farm to SharePoint 2010.

Download Information

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 October 2009 cumulative update package
http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=974989

Office SharePoint Server 2007 October 2009 cumulative update package
http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=974988

Detail Description

Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 October 2009 cumulative update package
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974989 (link may not be live yet)

Description of the Office SharePoint Server 2007 October 2009 cumulative update package
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974988 (link may not be live yet)

Installation Recommendation for a fresh SharePoint Server

To keep all files in a SharePoint installation up-to-date, the following sequence is recommended.

  1. Service Pack 2 for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and language packs
  2. Service Pack 2 for Office SharePoint Server 2007 and language packs
  3. October 2009 Cumulative Update package for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
  4. October 2009 Cumulative Update package for Office SharePoint Server 2007

Please note: Start from April 2009 Cumulative Update, the packages will no longer install on a farm without a service pack installed. You must have installed either Service Pack 1 (SP1) or SP2 prior to the installation of the cumulative updates.

After applying the preceding updates, run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard or “psconfig -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait” in command line. This needs to be done on every server in the farm with SharePoint installed.

The version of content databases should be 12.0.6520.5000 after successfully applying these updates.

You can also refer to April Cumulative Update post for deployment guides, slipstream how-to links and FAQs.

Disponibili i Cumulative Updates October 2007 per WSS 3.0 e MOSS 2007

November 1, 2009

Sono stati rilasciati gli aggiornamenti comulativi per SharePoint 2007:

Per informazioni:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974989
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974988