How to install Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 without an Internet Connection

If you download the CRM 2011 ISO from MSDN or actually have a physical DVD that you are installing from, you will already have the Redist folder and all the pre-requisites downloaded. However, if you downloaded your CRM 2011 installation media from the Microsoft download site, then you will have to manually build this Redist pre-requisite folder structure.

Note: If you are installing CRM 2011 on a server that has Internet access, the installation will automatically go out and download the pre-requisite files during the install.

Step 1: Create the Redist folder structure at the same level as the Server, Client, EmailRouter and BIDSExtensions folders.

Once you create the Redist folder it should look something like this:


Step 2: Create the following subfolders directly under the Redist folder


Step 3: Download the pre-requisite files and copy them into the appropriate subfolders

  • Redist
    • dotNETFX
      • Prerequisite Name: Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (Standalone Installer)
      • File name:
        • dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64.exe
      • Download:
    • DotNetServicesSDK
      • Prerequisite Name: Windows Azure AppFabric SDK V1.0 – October Update
      • File name:
        • WindowsAzureAppFabricSDK-x64.msi
      • Download:
    • IDCRL
      • Prerequisite Name: Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant 6.5
      • File names:
        • wllogin_32.msi
        • wllogin_64.msi
      • Download:
    • MSI45
      • Prerequisite Name: Windows Installer 4.5 Redistributable
      • File names:
        • Windows6.0-KB942288-v2-x64.msu
        • Windows6.0-KB942288-v2-x86.msu
        • WindowsServer2003-KB942288-v4-x64.exe
        • WindowsServer2003-KB942288-v4-x86.exe
        • WindowsXP-KB942288-v3-x86.exe
      • Download:
    • ReportViewer
      • Prerequisite Name: Microsoft Report Viewer 2010 Redistributable Package
      • File name:
        • ReportViewer.exe
      • Download:
    • SQLCE
      • Prerequisite Name: Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 Service Pack 1 and Synchronization Services for ADO.NET version 1.0 Service Pack 1 for Windows Desktop
      • File names:
        • SSCERuntime-ENU-x64.msi
        • SSCERuntime-ENU-x86.msi
      • Download:
    • SQLExpr
      • Prerequisite Name: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express
      • File name:
        • SQLEXPR_x86_ENU.exe
      • Download:
    • SQLNativeClient
      • Prerequisite Name: Microsoft SQL Server Native Client
      • File name:
        • sqlncli_x64.msi
      • Download:
    • UrlRewriteModule
      • This pre-req is now installed from the serveramd64urlrewriteModule directory, so it”s no longer required to be in the Redist folder. We are looking at updating this on the DVD as well to avoid confusion.
    • VCRedist
      • Prerequisite Name: Microsoft Visual C 2008 Redistributable Package
      • File names:
        • vcredist_x64.exe
        • vcredist_x86.exe
      • Download: x64
      • Download: x86
    • WindowsIdentityFoundation

Now you have all of the pre-requisites downloaded and saved in the correct folder structures, so you can continue with the CRM 2011 installation even without an Internet connection.