Skip to content
Dynamics 365 Blog

Hello, Microsoft Dynamics CRM folks,

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Sustained Engineering team is currently targeting June 4th as the Release-To-Web date for Update Rollup 2 for Microsoft CRM 3.0.  It has been undergoing pre-release testing for a month, and we currently have no open issues.  When it is released, it will be available via the Microsoft Download Center (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/)

I’d like to take this opportunity to answer some blog questions regarding this release:

Question:

Does Update Rollup 2 include the Client Compatibility Update (for Windows Vista and Office 2007 support)?

Answer:

No.  Update Rollup 2 includes fixes for the Client Compatibility Update, but you must install the Client Compatibility Update first, then install the client package of Update Rollup 2 on your clients to benefit from the fixes provided via Update Rollup 2.

Question:

Is Update Rollup 2 cumulative, i.e. does it include the hotfixes/updates from Update Rollup 1?

Answer:

Yes.  All Microsoft Dynamics CRM Update Rollups are cumulative, so Update Rollup 2 includes the fixes from Update Rollup 1, and subsequent Update Rollups will include all fixes previously released in earlier Rollups.

Question:

Is the Daylight Saving Time fix and Update Time Zones Wizard included in Update Rollup 2?  Should I run the Time Zones Wizard?

Answer:

Yes, and Yes.  The Daylight Saving Time remediation tools are included in Update Rollup 2, and you should consult the documentation for the Daylight Saving Time toolset (see Microsoft Knowledge Base articles 925874 and 932984) before running the Update Time Zones Wizard.  If you do not, CRM entities with date/time stamps will be off by one hour during the week when Daylight Saving Time 2007 is being exited, if your server or any clients are in time zones affected by the DST 2007 changes.

Question:

Does Update Rollup 2 have any updates as prerequisites prior to install?

Answer:

No.  Update Rollup 2 will install over RTM (Release To Manufacture) v3.0 client / server, or installations with any combination of hotfixes.

Question:

Is Update Rollup 2 un-installable?

Answer:

No, this is by design due to the nature of the database updates needed for the Daylight Saving time remediation tools.

Question:

How important is installing Update Rollup 2?

Answer:

Extremely important, in that post-Update Rollup 2 hotfixes (prior to Update Rollup 3) will REQUIRE Update Rollup 2.  The benefits are our ability to ship smaller hotfixes in some cases (fewer binary dependencies is a benefit of making Update Rollup 2 a new “baseline”), and allowing post-Update Rollup 2 hotfixes to be un-installable.

Questions?  Please send to crmsepm@microsoft.com.

Thanks!

Greg Nichols

We're always looking for feedback and would like to hear from you. Please head to the Dynamics 365 Community to start a discussion, ask questions, and tell us what you think!

Join the conversation

Loading comments...