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Useful CRM tools from CodePlex

November 2, 2012 Leave a comment

Codeplex currently has more than 50 CRM related tools

Below are few very useful tools for CRM development and Administration

  • Role Updater
    • Role Updater makes it easier for CRM 2011 administrators and developers to add or remove privileges to multiple security roles in one operation
    • Download
  • Metadata Document Generator
    • Metadata Document Generator makes it easier for CRM 2011 integrators to generate documentation about entities and attributes metadata.
    • Download
  • View Layout Replicator for CRM 2011
    • View Layout Replicator make it easier for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 customizers to copying the layout of a view and paste it to the layout of other views in the same entity
    • Download
  • Diagnostics Tool
    • Helps CRM developers and administrators to enable trace on CRM server.
    • Generates an HTML report file with information about the CRM deployment
    • Download
  • JavaScript Web Resource Manager
    • Helps to extract javascript web resources to disk, maintain them and import changes back to CRM database
    • Download
  • CRM 2011 Visual Ribbon Editor
    • It lets you edit CRM ribbons.
    • Shows a preview of the CRM ribbon as you are editing it and allows you to easily modify the ribbon without needing to completely understand the underlying XML schema.
    • Download
  • CRM 2011 Maintenance Job Editor Tool
    • It let you edit/reschedule the CRM 2011 maintenance jobs which are automatically scheduled by the installation of CRM
    • Download
  • SiteMap Editor
    • Helps developer and customizers to configure the Site Map in a graphical way.
    • Download
  • Dynamics Xrm Application Speed Builder
    • It will analyze databases, then create the entities, attributes, and forms in CRM for you.
    • Download

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Configure Tracing and view trace log files in CRM

August 16, 2012 2 comments

Tracing is important in CRM especially when your plugin throw exceptions in Test or Production environments

We can configure and view the trace log file easily using “Crm Trace Log Viewer” tool and it work for both CRM 4.0 and 2011

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Once you download the tool

Configure Tracing

  • Double click on the “Crm Trace Log Viewer” Application
Crm Trace Log Viewer Application

Crm Trace Log Viewer Application

  • Configure Tracing by go to Tools –> Configure Tracing
Configure Tracing

Configure Tracing

  • Provide your CRM server machine IP or Name and click “Ok”
CRM server IP or Machine Name

CRM server IP or Machine Name

  • Provide the details as given below
    • Directory – Path where you want your log files to generate
    • Level & Schedule
Configuring Trace

Configuring Trace

View Trace Log Files

  • Once you run the CRM application log files get generate in the path which we provided
Trace Log File

Trace Log File

  • To view the logs, Go to File –> Open Log
Open the trace log

Open the trace log

  • Once you open the file, you can view the details in “Details” pane
Exception Details

Exception Details

Note – Don’t forget to disable the tracing after you are done with debugging.

  • To disable tracing, open the tool and uncheck the option “Trace Enabled” (Refer image #4)

Outlook Client Tracing

  • Using CRM 2011 “Diagnostics Tool”, we can enable/disable tracing in outlook client
  • Here is the link

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