Microsoft CRM on Amazon EC2

Over the weekend I provisioned a Windows 2003 server on Amazon’s EC2 and installed Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (plus all the pre-req’s). The idea was to bundle it up as a base image when finished so that I can run up a CRM image for UAT/Test/etc purposes when needed. The installation went fine, in fact, no different to installing Microsoft Dynamics CRM on a ‘normal’ server however, I unfortunately didn’t do enough research before starting and have found out that the D drive isn’t going to be persisted when it’s turned off!! Grrr 😡

As I was installing CRM over the weekend, one of my colleagues was installing TFS 2010 and he has put together a post on his experience- worth a read if you’re planning on doing anything on EC2.

2 thoughts on “Microsoft CRM on Amazon EC2

  1. Would like to know what security model , you have used for Dynamics CRM 4.0.

    I planning to to Install Dynamics CRM 4.0 on Amazon Cloud, and want to access the Dynamics CRM 4.0 through my corporate AD user info.

    Could you please let m know, is it possible to use Corporate (Internal AD) credentials to Access Dynamics CRM 4.0 which is installed on Amazon Cloud.

    • Hi, I had installed Active Directory on the EC2 Server. The only way you can use your corporate AD credentials on an EC2 server is if you add that EC2 server into your organisation’s AD domain. I would not recommend it doing this in a public cloud scenario, only if you were using a private cloud.

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