Whitepaper: Optimizing & Maintaining the Performance Dynamics CRM 2011 Server Infrastructure

Microsoft has made available for download a whitepaper titled Optimizing and Maintaining the Performance of a Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Server Infrastructure.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 requires several software applications and components that work together to create an effective system. In addition, Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 supports a variety of server topologies.

Dynamics CRM 2011 solution can be deployed in a:
1. Single-server configuration, with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2011, SQL Server, SQL Server Reporting Services, and optionally, Microsoft Exchange Server installed and running on the same computer.

2. Multiple-server configuration, with a dedicated server for each of:
– Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2011
– Windows Server (Active Directory domain controller/Internal DNS)
– Microsoft SQL Server (Database server)
– Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 E-mail Router or Microsoft Exchange Server

Successfully optimizing and maintaining the performance of the server infrastructure supporting a business solution that is based on Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 requires:
Familiarity with:
– The general approach to optimization and maintenance
– The server architecture and components that make up a Microsoft Dynamics CRM implementation
– Factors that might adversely impact the performance of CRM system components or the interactions of those components
A solid understanding of:
– Options available for configuring the components of a Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 solution to overcome potential performance issues
– Best practices for customizing the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 solution for optimal
performance

This white paper provides information that is designed to help readers with achieving and maintaining optimal performance of the server infrastructure supporting a Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011-based business solution deployed in an on-premises or hosted environment.

Optimizing and Maintaining the Performance of a Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Server Infrastructure

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