Microsoft released on-premise version of Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement a month ago. In this post I share experience I got during installation.
I used “single-box” server where I installed Windows Server 2016 with AD Controller, DNS and WebServer roles and SQL Server 2016 SP2. Don’t use this approach in productive environment because it’s not supported to install D365CE server on domain controller. Here is what should be done to avoid “roadblocks” during the installation of D365CE:
Create organizational unit. Open “Windows Administration Tools” -> “Active Directory Users and Computers” -> Click “Create new organizational unit”:
Create users for Service Accounts and provide privileges based on this post:
- Application Service (Contoso\D365AppService)
- Deployment Web Service (Contoso\D365DeploymentWebService)
- Sandbox Processing Service (Contoso\D365SandboxService)
- VSS Writer Service (Contoso\D365VSSWriterService)
- Asynchronous Processing Service (Contoso\D365AsyncService)
- Monitoring Service (Contoso\D365MonitoringService)
- Reporting Services Service (Contoso\D365RSService)
It’s required to activate “Full-Text and Semantic Extraction for Search” feature during installation of SQL Server or add if server was installed already without it:
SQL Server Reporting Services
To avoid further issues during configuration of D365CE it’s required to reconfigure “Reporting Services” “Service Account” to use domain account instead of local one. Choose “Use another account” and enter Account/Password pair and click “Apply”:
Download “Dynamics 365 for CE v9.0”, extract files to some folder, open that folder and do the following:
- create folder SQLNativeClient, download file and put it to created folder and rename downloaded file sqlncli.msi to name sqlncli_x64.msi;
- create folder SQLSystemCLRTypes, download file and put it to created folder and rename downloaded file SQLSysClrTypes.msi to name SQLSysClrTypes_x64.msi;
- create folder SQLSharedManagementObjects, download file and put it to created folder and rename downloaded file SharedManagementObjects.msi to name SharedManagementObjects_x64.msi.
Start installation running “SetupService” file from installation folder and do following steps:
D365CE – Reporting Services Configuration
To avoid issue from previous screenshot reconfigure Reporting Services using “SQL Server Reporting Services” part of post.
Open browser and navigate to D365 CE application. If you done everything the right way application should be loaded: