Archive for May, 2013

Skype CRM Connector

May 27, 2013

Skype CRM Connector allows to connecting Skype to CRM system, which enables CRM users to instantly load their Skype contact list within CRM system. You can directly call to the Skype contacts by clicking Skype Call button available in CRM. Window Installer will install an application which will communicate with Skype and CRM solution installer will install a custom entity into the CRM. So that the Skype-Connector application will place all the Skype contacts into that custom entity in CRM for the further use.

Skype CRM Connector

Below are the few points Dynamics CRM administrator keep in his mind before it getting started with this CRM plug-ins

  • Make sure that you are connected to your Skype tool
  • Make sure the Time Zone of your server and CRM server is same (For On-Premise).
  • For online server Time Zone of your server must be same as your internet Time Zone.
Some salient features of Dynamics CRM 2011 Skype CRM Connector:
Skype CRM Integration:
  • Instantly loads your Skype contact list within CRM system.

Call Skype Contact:

  • Calling to Skype users directly from CRM.
  • Can reuse the Skype contacts in CRM

Price:
The Dynamics CRM 2011 Skype CRM Connector is FREE.

Benefits:
The Dynamics CRM 2011 Skype CRM Connector allows you to directly call to the Skype contacts by clicking Skype Call button available in CRM. Provided you are login into your Skype tool.

Compatibility:
The Dynamics CRM 2011 Skype CRM Connector is compatible with MS Dynamics CRM 2011 (Online and On-premise).

Download:
Please click here to download Dynamics CRM 2011 Skype CRM Connector Please click here to download User Guide document

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Error The provided uri did not return any Service Endpoints

May 20, 2013

When building custom applications that talk to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 via the SDK, you may have encountered this error:

The provided uri did not return any Service Endpoints!

To fix this, simply recycle the CRMAppPool and run your custom application again.

It should now connect to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 provided your credentials are correct.

Original Source: Roshan Mehta

Current key (KeyType : CrmWRPCTokenKey) is expired. This can indicate that a key is not being regenerated correctly.

May 17, 2013

Accessing to any of the available orgs on CRM 2011, was throwing an error message.

Log file warning:

Exception information:
    Exception type: CrmException
    Exception message: The key specified to compute a hash value is expired, only active keys are valid.  Expired Key : CrmKey(Id: — guid here –, ScaleGroupId:00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000, KeyType:CrmWRPCTokenKey, Expired:True, ValidOn:07/30/2012 00:48:28, ExpiresOn:09/01/2012 00:48:28, CreatedOn:07/30/2012 00:48:28,
CreatedBy:--crm user here —   at Microsoft.Crm.CrmKeyService.ComputeHash(CrmKey key, Guid scaleGroupId, HashParameterBase[] parameters)
   at Microsoft.Crm.Application.Security.WrpcContext..ctor()
   at Microsoft.Crm.Application.Controls.AppPage.ValidateWrpcContext()
   at Microsoft.Crm.Application.Controls.AppPage.OnInit(EventArgs e)
   at System.Web.UI.Control.InitRecursive(Control namingContainer)
   at System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint)

Or log error

Current key (KeyType : CrmWRPCTokenKey) is expired.  This can indicate that a key is not being regenerated correctly.  Current Key : CrmKey(Id: — guid here –, ScaleGroupId:00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000, KeyType:CrmWRPCTokenKey, Expired:True, ValidOn:07/30/2012 00:48:28, ExpiresOn:09/01/2012 00:48:28, CreatedOn:07/30/2012 00:48:28, CreatedBy:–crm user here –.

How to solve:

  1. Make sure “Microsoft CRM Asynchronous Processing Service” is running.(start>run type services.msc)
  2. Execute Microsoft.Crm.Tools.WRPCKeyRenewal.exe with parameter /R ( Microsoft.Crm.Tools.WRPCKeyRenewal.exe /R ) from :\ \Microsoft Dynamics CRM\Tools ( for example – C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics CRM\Tools )

Using DTS Packages in SQL Server 2005 or 2008 64bit

May 13, 2013

If you are running SQL server 2005 or 2008 and are on a 64 bit machine and want to view DTS packages in management studio, you will need to do several things. This is a repost of Brian Knight’s blog, mine is just the 64 bit version.

Download the DTS designer components in Feature Package for SQL server 2005 December 2008, even if you have 2008. There are older version of the components so make sure you get the December 2008 version. (SQLServer2005_DTS.msi)

Download the Backward compatibility components from the same site. Make sure you get the 64 bit version (SQLServer2005_BC_x64.msi).

Install them both.

Then use the copy command below to move the files. You will need to save these copy commands in a text file with a .BAT extension. Then run the bat file from inside a command prompt. Run the command prompt as Administrator. Notice these files are in the 32 bit Program files directory(x86). Afterward you will be able to import and open DTS packages in SQL server 2005 and 2008. I ran this on Widows 7 64 bit.

COPY C:\”Program Files (x86)”\”Microsoft SQL Server”\80\Tools\Binn\semsfc.dll C:\”Program Files (x86)”\”Microsoft SQL Server”\100\Tools\Binn\VSShell\Common7\IDE\ COPY C:\”Program Files (x86)”\”Microsoft SQL Server”\80\Tools\Binn\sqlgui.dll C:\”Program Files (x86)”\”Microsoft SQL Server”\100\Tools\Binn\VSShell\Common7\IDE\ COPY C:\”Program Files (x86)”\”Microsoft SQL Server”\80\Tools\Binn\sqlsvc.dll C:\”Program Files (x86)”\”Microsoft SQL Server”\100\Tools\Binn\VSShell\Common7\IDE\ COPY C:\”Program Files (x86)”\”Microsoft SQL Server”\80\Tools\Binn\Resources\1033\semsfc.rll C:\”Program Files (x86)”\”Microsoft SQL Server”\100\Tools\Binn\VSShell\Common7\IDE\Resources\1033 COPY C:\”Program Files (x86)”\”Microsoft SQL Server”\80\Tools\Binn\Resources\1033\sqlgui.rll C:\”Program Files (x86)”\”Microsoft SQL Server”\100\Tools\Binn\VSShell\Common7\IDE\Resources\1033 COPY C:\”Program Files (x86)”\”Microsoft SQL Server”\80\Tools\Binn\Resources\1033\sqlsvc.rll C:\”Program Files (x86)”\”Microsoft SQL Server”\100\Tools\Binn\VSShell\Common7\IDE\Resources\1033

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May 1, 2013

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