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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 – Installation & Deployment

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Lesson 5: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server is the application server that contains the application and custom business logic. The following topics describe the roles of the Microsoft Dynamics CRMserver.

The Role of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server

The Microsoft Dynamics CRMServer contains the application and platform layer code that processes queries and updates the Microsoft Dynamics CRM database. The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Controlling access to objects through security.
  • Controlling access to the database.
  • Providing the user interface to web and mobile clients based on the user’s security rights.
  • Executing workflow processes and custom business logic implementations.
  • Synchronizing the Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Microsoft Office Outlook offline database changes back to the Microsoft Dynamics database.

There are several server roles that can be installed on one or more computers. By installing server roles on multiple servers, additional performance and scaling benefits can be obtained for enterprise deployments.

Server roles are grouped as follows:

  • Front End Server
  • Back End Server
  • Deployment Administration Server

Although we recommend that you install server roles by group, you can install an individual server role or combination of roles on a computer.

Front End Server Roles

The Front End Server role group includes the server roles for running client applications and applications developed with the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Software Development Kit (SDK).

Server role Description
Web Application

Server

Provides access to data and content through the Web application client and the Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Outlook.  This role also includes the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Unzip Services, which handles the uncompressing of zipped files for data import.

The Organization Web Service role is automatically added with this role.

Organization

Web Service

Provides the components to run applications that use the methods described in the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Software Development Kit (SDK).
Discovery Web

Service

Provides the components that let applications discover the organizations to which a specified user belongs and the URL endpoint address for each organization.
Help Server Provides the components to make Microsoft Dynamics CRM Help available to users.
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