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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 – Reporting Extensions Requirements

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Reporting Extensions is not required to run Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. However, to create, use, or schedule reports in Microsoft Dynamics CRM, you must install Microsoft Dynamics CRM Reporting Extensions. Additionally, to create an organization or import an organization, such as when you migrate from Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 by using Deployment Manager, you must install Microsoft Dynamics CRM Reporting Extensions.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Reporting Extensions are data processing extensions that are installed on the Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services server. The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Reporting Extensions accept the authentication information from the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and passes it to the Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services server.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Reporting Extensions Setup includes two data processing extensions: Fetch data processing extension and SQL data processing extension. These extensions are installed by default during Microsoft Dynamics CRM Reporting Extensions Setup.

The Fetch data processing extension is required to create, run, and schedule Fetch-based reports.

The SQL data processing extension is required to run and schedule the default (out-of-box) or SQL-based custom reports in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011.

For SQL-based reports, the SQL data processing extension eliminates the need to enable delegation for the Kerberos double-hop authentication that is required when Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services are installed on a separate computer.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 – Reporting Extensions General Requirements

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 – Reporting Authoring Extension General Requirements

Additional Microsoft Dynamics CRM Report Authoring Extension software requirements

If the following components are missing, they will be installed by Microsoft Dynamics CRM Report Authoring Extension Setup:

  • Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 2
  • Business Intelligence Development Studio

My above blog is based on Microsoft’s Official information.

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