Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Hide from Activity List Define as an activity entity, Display in Activity Menus uncheck MS CRM 2011

Hi,

i came across an weired situation.
i had an entity which was declared as Activity and later users did not want that to be an activity type.
and also they do not want it to show in the NEW activity list (obviously, why they will see, if its no more activity type).

and very sure there is no SUPPORTED WAY to do it, except deleting the entity and recerating.
i tried to delete, but there were many dependencies, so it was too hard to find and do this way.

next i tot to change the flag in the metadata and i found the flag and i did.
so it worked for me. i know its UNSUPPORTED.

you have to run the below SQL query in the <Org>_MSCRM db...

update MetadataSchema.Entity set IsActivity=0
where LogicalName ='<entity_schemaName>'

DONOT FOREGT TO DO iisreset.
when the entity was declared as activity
it also shows in the new activity list
 
when the the flag has been changed
finally its removed from the new activity list as well
Hope this will help, someone..
 
Regards,
yes.sudhanshu




Wednesday, July 3, 2013

“There is a problem communicating with the Microsoft Dynamics CRM server” : Error when you configure the Dynamics CRM Client for Outlook. MS CRM 2011

while i was cnnecting to ms crm from outlook client i got the below error message
“There is a problem communicating with the Microsoft Dynamics CRM server. The server might be unavailable. Try again later. If the problem persists, contact your system administrator.”
i just tried to install the same RU as server i have installed, then it started working for me.
note: i was doing all in my VBox

hope this can help, though outlook has many2 issues...

Regards,
yes.sudhanshu
 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

the request record was not found or you do not have sufficient permission to view it MS CRM 2011

while i was installing ms crm and experimenting on the AD privilege i just found the below observation...

i installed with one account suppose Admin1, which has AD Admin privilege.
then i just created one user in the AD As user1 and added that user to the two groups "PrivUserGroup" and "ReportingGroup" in the AD.(i did not ad the user to CRM from the UI)
i tried to login to CRM , i was able to login and when i click any of the items i get the error message
"the request record was not found or you do not have sufficient permission to view it ".
below is the pic...

i have verified the user in not in the list of CRM USers.
not sure how and why this happened...

hope this can help someone to think...

regards,
yes.sudhanshu