If you already connected to a CRM deployment using my tools, you should have a list of saved connections when using my tools

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If you didn’t already connect to a deployment or would like to create a new connection, just click on the button “Create new connection”. The connection dialog appears. Follow the instructions below.

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To set a connection to a CRM environment, you need to fill several information:

  • A connection name : This can be whatever you want to remember where this connection points to
  • An authentication type :
    • Windows integrated authentication : The tool will use the credentials of the current logged in user
    • Custom authentication : The tool will use the credentials provided in the field "Domain", "Login" and "password"
  • Some CRM deployment properties :
    • Use SSL : check this box to indicate that the CRM deployment is secured
    • Use IFD : check this box to indicate that the CRM deployment use ADFS to perform authentication
    • Use CRM Online : check this box to indicate that the CRM deployment is a CRM Online one
  • The server name :
    • For OnPremise deployment : Specify the name of the CRM server
    • For IFD deployment : Specify the hostname part of the discovery url (example: disco.mydomain.myextension)
    • For CRM Online : Specifiy only the common part of the url (ie. crm*.dynamics.com ; '*' could be an empty string for North America, '4' for EMEA and '5' for Asia/Pacific)
  • The application port : Only for OnPremise/IFD deployment, if different from 80 (http) or 443 (https)


After having filled all these information, you can click on the button "Get Orgs." to obtain the list of organization that can be selected regarding the current credentials provided.

Select an organization and click on the button "OK"

The program checks the information provided and attempt to authenticate the user against the selected organization.

Bravo! you are connected

Note: When a connection succeed, the settings are saved in a file named mscrmtools2011.config. This file can be shared across all my tools. Just put all of them in the same folder

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OnPremise configuration with Windows Integrated Authentication

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OnPremise configuration with custom credentials

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IFD configuration

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CRM Online configuration

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Last edited Jan 27, 2012 at 9:19 AM by tanguy92, version 1

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