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Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server installation


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

This section covers procedures to install Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2016 on a computer that doesn’t already have Microsoft Dynamics CRM installed.

Install Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server

  1. Verify that you have completed the necessary planning and that you have the required hardware and software components installed and running. More information: Planning on-premises Dynamics 365

  2. Make sure that you have the appropriate permissions to run Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2016 Setup. More information: Minimum permissions required for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Setup and services

  3. Run Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2016  Setup.

  4. On a server that has Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, run Microsoft Dynamics CRM Reporting Extensions Setup.

  5. If you want to configure Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Internet access, run the Set-CRMSettings ClaimsSettings and Set-CRMSettings IfdSettingsWindows PowerShell commands. More information: Dynamics 365 PowerShell Reference

    Alternatively, start Deployment Manager and run the Configure Claims-Based Authentication Wizard and then the Internet-Facing Deployment Configuration Wizard.

  6. If one or more Microsoft Dynamics 365 users will need email routing, configure server-side synchronization or, for more complex email routing options, consider installing the Email Router to enable email message tracking. More information: Integrate (synchronize) your email system with Microsoft Dynamics 365

Microsoft Dynamics CRM installation files

The following table lists the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 installation files to use and their location.

Setup file


SetupServer.exe for installing Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2016


SetupSrsDataConnector.exe for installing Microsoft Dynamics CRM Reporting Extensions 


SetupBIDSExtensions.exe for installing the Report Authoring Extension. This is an optional feature that can be installed on a computer that has Microsoft Visual Studio for creating and customizing fetch-based reports


Setupclient.exe for installing Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 for Outlook

  • ..\Client\amd64 for 64-bit

  • ..\Client\i386 for 32-bit

SetupEmailRouter.exe for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Email Router

  • ..\EmailRouter\amd64 for 64-bit

  • ..\EmailRouter\i386 for 32-bit

In This Section

Install Microsoft Dynamics CRM Front End Server and Back End Server roles

Install Microsoft Dynamics CRM Full Server role on a server without Microsoft Dynamics CRM installed

Install Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server on multiple computers

Install Microsoft Dynamics CRM Reporting Extensions

Set configuration and organization databases for SQL Server AlwaysOn failover

See Also

Planning and installing Dynamics 365 for Outlook for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Dynamics 365 Online
Install Email Router for Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Dynamics CRM Online
Install or upgrade Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server
Upgrading Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server

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