Update Rollup 2 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Released

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 2 for CRM 4.0.  The rollup includes all of the Update Rollup 1 fixes and a ton of important new fixes.  These fixes address several important issues that I know many people were facing.  By my count, there are 111 new hotfixes in the rollup and 17 previously undocumented issues.

I was surprised (pleasantly) to see another rollup released so soon.  Update Rollup 1 came out back on November 24 (less than 2 months ago).  I guess that means that the CRM team has been hard at work cranking out fixes.  The fact that this happened over the holidays is even more impressive.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959419

There are a lot of fixes for the Outlook client and for workflows.  Here is my Top 20 list of the most important fixes (or at least the ones that cause the most problems for me and my colleagues):

Outlook Client Issues

  • 950372  You are prompted to enter your user name and password multiple times when you start Outlook, or when you click a Microsoft Dynamics CRM folder in Outlook, on a Windows Vista-based computer
  • 951432  You cannot go online again in the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 client for Outlook with Offline Access if you switch to a different network connection while you are offline
  • 952148  Error message the first time that you try to go online after you upgrade the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 client for Outlook to the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 client for Outlook with Offline Access: “An unidentified error occurred”
  • 956859  The Microsoft Dynamics CRM toolbar is disabled in Outlook after you lose the network connection for less than one minute
  • 957421  Outlook may crash when you synchronize Outlook with the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 client for Outlookli>

  • 958031  Error message when you go online in the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 client for Outlook over a low-bandwidth network or a high-latency network: “An unknown error has occurred”

Importing Data

  • 948987  Error message when you import data into Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 by using the Data Import Wizard or start a new data migration by using Data Migration Manager: “Mismatched data delimiter: only one delimiter was found”
  • 949652  Error message when you try to import a CSV file into Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0: “The source data is not in the required format”
  • 953033  Error message when you try to import data that involves a picklist attribute in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0: “Transform parse data”

Workflows and Async Service

  • 952322  A workflow rule does not work as expected when you perform the workflow rule in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0
  • 953586  Error message when you try to start the Async service in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0: “Exception while starting async service: MSCRMAsyncService”
  • 956237  The workflow remains in a waiting state after you create a workflow rule to update the status of an opportunity in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0
  • 956282  Error message when you use the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 SDK to develop a Custom Workflow Activity assembly: “The Key cannot be NULL”
  • 956751  A workflow is triggered two times even though you set the corresponding workflow rule to run only when the activity status is Completed in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0

Customizations

  • 946745  You cannot import the customization for an entity to a new system in Microsoft Dynamics CRM
  • 951909  Error message when you try to import a customization to another Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 server: “Invalid name prefix”
  • 954322  Error message when you import some customizations to an upgraded installation of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0: “Either the file could not be uploaded or Import failed”
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 cannot load custom pages that reference assemblies. This issue occurs if the assemblies are deployed to the following folder:
    <crmwebroot>\ISV\<app>\bin

Miscellaneous Errors

  • 958836  Error message when you run a custom report in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0: “An error has occurred”
  • When you use impersonation in an Internet-Facing Deployment (IFD) environment, you receive the following error message: 0x80040204 Invalid user auth.
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