To install a Dynamics CRM 2013 update, you will need to go through the following steps. I will be demonstrating on a Dynamics CRM 2013 On Premise installation.
- Take a snapshot of your CRM environment. You will want to test the installation first on a DEV environment and make sure your customizations are working as expected after the update has been installed.
- Go to the Dynamics CRM 2013 updates page, located here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2917899
- Find out your CRM version. On the upper right of CRM, go to the settings->About page:
- From the Microsoft update link, you will see the versions of CRM listed. As you can see above, I am running 18.104.22.168, which according to this table is February 2015 release:
- There is a new release for April 2015, so I will install this release. Click on the link to the Article Number, in this case this link: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3016464. Also note, updates are generally cumulative, from the Microsoft TechNet link, so you do not need to install previous rollups: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh699658(v=crm.6).aspx
- Note from the link, there are a few components to an update, including Server, Outlook, Email Router, Language Pack and Reporting Extensions:
- Download the file that contains the update:
- Download the relevant components from the download list:
- Run the server update:
- Update complete:
- Once complete and rebooted, the update should be installed. In CRM, check the version number has been updated:
- Install the other updates as required. To install the Email Router update, run the email router update exe:
- Install Reporting Extensions:
Install other updates if applicable, then test all your functionality to confirm the update is successful.