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Install CRM 2015 without an internet connection

I was recently faced with the task to install a CRM 2015 without any internet connection which seems like a thing that’s not that uncommon. There are enough companies out there that don’t want their servers to touch internet. There is however no guide in the Implementation guide as far as I could find, and I didn’t find any guides on that same internet so I thought I would put a short one together if I need it in the future. Maybe someone else can use it too in an upgrade situation, which is what I’m doing.

First issue is that the C++ redist didn’t install. This issue was resolved using the ever knowing CRM community at https://community.dynamics.com/crm/f/117/. Where I found this post https://community.dynamics.com/crm/f/117/t/148286.
Easy solution, download the file from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=402059&clcid=0x409 and place it in a folder called VCRedist in the folder where you expand the CRM installation files, in my case c:tmpcrmunpvcredist. I installed the redist, but I still needed to have the file in that folder.

Now next issue and that is the things that CRM wants to download and install:
SQL Native client
SQL System Clr Types
SQL Server Management Objects
Microsoft SQL Reporting Service Report Viewer Control

You might wonder, what happened to the Microsoft Application Error Reporting tool. The answer is that it’s included in the installation file, I have no idea why the four other aren’t but that’s the case. If you have a peek in the log after your first fail you will see the download paths. These are the ones as of 2016-11-14:

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=178252&clcid=0x409
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=293645&clcid=0x409
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=293644&clcid=0x409
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=390736&clcid=0x409

Download those and copy them to the server you want to install CRM 2015 on and install them, after that everything should be fine and dandy.

Next issue I ran into is that you also need to copy the VCRedist folder you just created in the expanded files root to the SRS Connector installer directory, well, or to the SQL server where you copied the SRS installer directory

For CRM 2016 you will need to place the C++ Redist in a folder as described above and another folder called VCRedist10

Why on earth am I installing a CRM 2015 you might wonder and the answer is ”for upgrading purposes” 🙂

Rickard Norström
Developer at CRM-Konsulterna

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