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Upgrade an organization


Applies To: Dynamics 365 (on-premises), Dynamics CRM 2016

You can upgrade organizations from earlier versions of Microsoft Dynamics 365 on-premises by using Deployment Manager to import them into the new deployment.


You can implement the procedure described here by using a Windows PowerShell cmdlet. For more information, see the Import-CrmOrganization and Update-CrmOrganization commands in the Microsoft Dynamics CRM PowerShell Reference.

Upgrade an organization by importing it

During the import process, the Import Organization Wizard detects the version and upgrades the organization automatically.


Before you import, upgrade, or update a Microsoft Dynamics 365 organization, you should back up the configuration and organization databases.

Only Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 organizations are supported for importing with this version of Microsoft Dynamics 365. To upgrade earlier versions, see Upgrade from Dynamics CRM Server 2013 or Dynamics Server 2011.

Upgrade an organization in-place

After you upgrade Microsoft Dynamics 365 Server, if the deployment contains additional organizations from the earlier version of Microsoft Dynamics 365, those organizations become disabled and aren’t upgraded. You can upgrade those organizations by using the steps described here.

Use Deployment Manager to upgrade organizations

  1. On the Deployment Manager home page, in the console tree, click Organizations.

  2. In the details pane for each organization, review the Version column.

  3. For each organization where the Version is earlier than the latest version installed, right-click the organization, and then click Upgrade Organization.

See Also

Manage organizations
Import an organization
Update an organization
Troubleshoot organization import and upgrade issues

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