Archive for May, 2014

Update Rollup 17 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 (KB 2915687)

May 26, 2014

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 17. This is a tested, cumulative set of updates for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. It includes performance enhancements that are packaged together for easy deployment.

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Update Rollup 16 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 (KB 2872369)

May 24, 2014

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 16. This is a tested, cumulative set of updates for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. It includes performance enhancements that are packaged together for easy deployment.

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Error while uninstalling / repairing SRSdataconnector for CRM 2011

May 19, 2014

I was facing the below while trying to repair Srsdataconnector and finally i resolved this.

\Error| System.Exception: Publishing CRM reports failed. —> System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for ‘Microsoft.Crm.Admin.AdminService.PIDGenNativeMethods’ threw an exception. —> System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for ‘LicenseFilesLocationCache’ threw an exception. —> Microsoft.Crm.CrmException: Cannot load PidGen.dll because the following file locations do not exist:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics CRM Reporting Extensions\PFiles\MSCRM\Server\bin\

and because cannot build files locations from the Registry for the following:

root = HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, path = SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSCRM, key = CRM_Server_InstallDir

root = HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, path = Software\Microsoft\MSCRM Live, key = CRM_Live_InstallDir

at Microsoft.Crm.Admin.AdminService.PIDGenNativeMethods.LicenseFilesLocationCache..cctor()

— End of inner exception stack trace —

at Microsoft.Crm.Admin.AdminService.PIDGenNativeMethods.LicenseFilesLocationCache.get_Directory()

at Microsoft.Crm.Admin.AdminService.PIDGenNativeMethods..cctor()

— End of inner exception stack trace —

at Microsoft.Crm.Admin.AdminService.PIDGenNativeMethods.ValidateProductKeyV5(String sKey)

at Microsoft.Crm.Admin.AdminService.LicenseHelper.ReadLicense(Version buildVersion)

at Microsoft.Crm.Admin.AdminService.CrmLicenseService.IsDeploymentExpired()

at Microsoft.Crm.Caching.OrganizationSettingsCacheLoader.LoadCacheData(Guid key, ExecutionContext context)

at Microsoft.Crm.Caching.ObjectModelCacheLoader`2.LoadCacheData(TKey key, IOrganizationContext context)

at Microsoft.Crm.Caching.CrmMultiOrgCache`2.CreateEntry(TKey key, IOrganizationContext context)

at Microsoft.Crm.Caching.CrmMultiOrgCache`2.LookupEntry(TKey key, IOrganizationContext context)

at Microsoft.Crm.BusinessEntities.SystemUserContext..ctor(ExecutionContext context, Boolean switchAuditingInfo)

Fix :

I have resolved this by created the path location manually which installer requires as per the error log.

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics CRM Reporting Extensions\PFiles\MSCRM

Then copied the Server folder from C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics CRM Reporting Extensions\\MSCRM\.

Then Start run the Srsdataconnector.exe and “Repair”. Thisblog helped to resolve this error.

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Update Rollup 2 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 (KB 2919956)

May 11, 2014

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 2. This is a tested, cumulative set of updates for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013. It includes performance enhancements that are packaged together for easy deployment.

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Update Rollup 1 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 (KB 2891271)

May 9, 2014

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 1. This is a tested, cumulative set of updates for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013. It includes performance enhancements that are packaged together for easy deployment.

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SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 1 now available

May 7, 2014

SP1 is our latest release to SharePoint Server 2013 on-premises. This service pack includes performance, reliability, and security fixes. It also helps IT address some of the most common scenarios faced when moving to the cloud, helping them deploy cloud-based workloads in their organization faster and with less complexity, while providing them with the control they demand.

These improvements to SharePoint 2013 on-premises include:

  • Seamless hybrid connection to OneDrive for Business in Office 365.
  • Support for Yammer as the chosen social network, making it easier to replace the default Newsfeed.
  • Support for JSON Light in OData v3 requests.

Seamless connection to OneDrive for Business in Office 365

We’re making it easier for SharePoint 2013 on-premises customers to use OneDrive for Business in the cloud alongside their existing SharePoint deployment. In SP1, new functionality allows an IT administrator to selectively configure redirection of OneDrive for Business, sites, and pages to the cloud while providing familiar IT controls. By combining OneDrive for Business and existing hybrid solutions, such as Search, IT can deploy rich cloud-based experiences for users and maintain control and visibility of the content users create.

Yammer

Organizations of all sizes are using Yammer. SP1 makes it easy for IT to replace the out-of-the-box SharePoint 2013 social experience (Newsfeed) with Yammer. Using simple controls in SharePoint 2013 Central Administration, IT can choose to activate (or deactivate) Yammer, redirecting users to their established Yammer network.

JSON Light

SP1 includes notable improvements that support developers. SP1 introduces support for JSON Light, allowing developers to choose which level of metadata they would like in a response: no metadata, minimal metadata, or full metadata (previously the only option in SharePoint 2013).

Fixes

In addition to the new functionality SP1 provides, this service pack includes a number of fixes designed to improve your experience with SharePoint 2013. It also includes all cumulative updates through December 2013 and public updates through February 2014.

The list below identifies all the 2013 fixes that have already shipped, including cumulative updates and public updates. All of the fixes on this list are included in the SharePoint 2013 SP1 release. In addition to the fixes listed below, Service Pack 1 contains additional fixes for each product.

Try it out today

Service Pack 1 is just one step we’re taking to support our customers who have deployed SharePoint 2013. As we move forward in 2014, we’ll continue to keep you up to date with the latest performance, security, and reliability fixes through ongoing releases of both public and cumulative updates. And while we’re doing that, we’ll continue to drive toward the next SharePoint release, scheduled sometime during 2015.

No matter how you take advantage of SharePoint—on-premises, online, or somewhere in between— we’ll continue to ensure that you have the latest innovations, easy on-ramps to the cloud, and great experiences.

Sysinternals Suite Updated: May 2, 2014

May 2, 2014

The Sysinternals Troubleshooting Utilities have been rolled up into a single Suite of tools. This file contains the individual troubleshooting tools and help files. It does not contain non-troubleshooting tools like the BSOD Screen Saver or NotMyFault.

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The Suite is a bundling of the following selected Sysinternals Utilities:

AccessChk AccessEnum

AdExplorer

AdInsight

AdRestore

Autologon

Autoruns

BgInfo

CacheSet

ClockRes

Contig

Coreinfo

Ctrl2Cap

DebugView

Desktops

Disk2vhd

DiskExt

DiskMon

DiskView

Disk Usage (DU)

EFSDump

FindLinks

Handle

Hex2dec Junction

LDMDump

ListDLLs

LiveKd

LoadOrder

LogonSessions

MoveFile

NTFSInfo

PageDefrag

PendMoves

PipeList

PortMon

ProcDump

Process Explorer

Process Monitor

PsExec

PsFile

PsGetSid

PsInfo

PsPing

PsKill

PsList

PsLoggedOn

PsLogList PsPasswd

PsService

PsShutdown

PsSuspend

RAMMap

RegDelNull

Registry Usage (RU)

RegJump

RootkitRevealer

SDelete

ShareEnum

ShellRunas

Sigcheck

Streams

Strings

Sync

TCPView

VMMap

VolumeID

WhoIs

WinObj

ZoomIt