IIS Log File location

Posted by on Jun 26, 2009 in IIS |

One thing i have noticed with windows server is that IIS will keep on creating log files and won’t stop.

You should always delete IIS log files espicially on servers that OWA is being used on ALOT..

Log File locations:

Windows Server 2000/2003

  • Logfiles are here by default – %SystemDrive%\windows\system32\logfiles

Windows Server 2008

  • The default location for IIS Logfiles has been moved here – %SystemDrive%\inetpub\logs\LogFiles
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CRM4 Failover system?? It’s Possible!

Posted by on Jun 21, 2009 in CRM 4.0, Deployment |

Hello all,

Take the following actions:

  • Setup a new CRM server and choose the ‘connect to an existing deployment’ and choose the SQL server and reporting server
  • Once that’s online, test that it is working and make some changes (you should see them on your old system)
  • Lets assume that your deployment is sitting at CRM.MSCRMBLOG.NET all we do now is add a new A record pointing to the new CRM server’s ip address. It should resolve to 69.XX.XX.XX & 70.XX.XX.XX

That easy huh! :)

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CRM4: Hiding tabs and sections

Posted by on Jun 17, 2009 in CRM 4.0, Customizations, JavaScript |

Hello all,

I am currently working on a small CRM project and one of the requirements was to hide a section and a tab onLoad.

// Hiding the Contract section

crmForm.all.contractid_c.parentElement.parentElement.style.display=’none';

// Hide the KB article tab (2nd Tab)

crmForm.all.tab1Tab.style.display=’none';

I’m sure you can use this in other ways (i.e:. onChange, onClick etc..).

Happy Coding!

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Want to have a look at CRM 5??

Posted by on May 28, 2009 in General |

CRM5 is currently on schedule to ship as part of the Office14 Wave (most likely sometime in 2010), and the team is only part way through the development cycle, having just completed Milestone 1 (M1). Even so, there is already much to get excited about. Here is a list of “features” that were discussed:

New Features For End Users

  • Enhanced Navigation – I guess it was inevitable, but CRM5 uses the same “Fluent UI” (aka the Ribbon) as Office 2007. This new “command bar” replaces the CRM 4.0 “tool bars” at the top of each page, and is context sensitive. In addition, the “command bar” is fully customizable and you can add your own buttons much like you can with ISV.Config file today.CRM5 Ribbon (Account)

    CRM5 Ribbon (Contact)

    Incidentally, something that isn’t discussed but appears on the ribbon is the “Add to Queue” command, from which I can only surmise that you will be add any entity (including custom entities) to a Queue.

  • Single Page Forms – The form model in CRM 4.0 made use of tabs to divide a form into multiple pages. In CRM5 tabs are displayed in the same way as section, with each form just having a single, scrolling page. As you can see from the navigation page of an Account entity, tabs are now displayed as a series of “quick access” navigation shortcuts under the “Information” link.CRM5 Tabs
  • Data Filtering – One often requested feature is the ability to filter data in grids, much like Excel. Now you can navigate to the “DataView”, click the “Filter” command, and you can perform your own in-line filtering.CRM5 Data Filtering

    Again, although not explicitly stated, it looks as though you can quickly save your filters as a View, as well as setting your own Default View.

  • In-line Visualizations – Although not Business Intelligence in the true sense of the phrase, CRM5 allows you to visualize numeric data using in-line charts. This is not SQL Server Reporting Services, but looks very much like the .NET charting solution from Dundas.CRM5 In-Line Visualizations

    The charts themselves are drill-through enabled and you can select a number of different chart formats such as Bar, Column, Funnel, Line, Pie & Scatter.

  • Team Ownership – Entities in CRM 4.0 were either User Owned or Organisation Owned. Now Team Owned entities are added in CRM5, and integrated into the role-based security model.
  • Native SharePoint Integration – Integration with Windows SharePoint Services for document management, which includes site and document library provisioning, document metadata, item security, and check-in/check-out capabilities.
  • Unstructured Relationships – The next generation of “set regarding” and “relationship roles” functionality, allowing you to define ad-hoc relationships between any two entities.

More info can be found here: http://blogs.msdn.com/ukcrm/archive/2008/11/10/what-s-new-in-crm5.aspx

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