For small to midsize user bases, the five-server topology can deliver increased performance. The following example depicts a possible configuration running a particular version of Windows Server and component software such as Microsoft Office. For a complete list of the supported versions of these components, see the topics under System Requirements and Required Components, in this guide.
Five-server (division) topology
A five server topology can consist of the following configuration:
- Computer 1: Running on Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, or Windows 2000 Server as a functioning domain controller.
- Computer 2: Running on Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, or Windows 2000 Server as a secondary domain controller.
- Computer 3: Running on Windows Server 2008 Standard R2, running IIS 7.0 with a Full Server installation of Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
- Computer 4: Running on Windows Server 2008 with an instance of Microsoft SQL Server 2008, and running Microsoft Dynamics CRM Reporting Extensions.
- Computer 5: Running on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2003 with Microsoft Exchange Server.
- CRMROUTER and CRMCLIENT. These desktop computers are running the E-mail Router and Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Outlook.
Basic Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 five-server topology