installing crm outlook plugin on windows 8 fails – problem communicating with the microsoft dynamics crm server

when trying to configure the dynamics crm outlook plugin it fails with an error saying that the server would not be reachable …

installing crm outlook plugin on windows 8 fails - problem communicating with the microsoft dynamics crm server

testing the very same installation (i used update rollup 10) on windows 7 it installed just fine …

after some searching i found out that the plugin requires the windows feature “windows identity foundation 3.5” to be turned on … as this windows feature is turned off by default in windows 8 you have to activate it …

installing crm outlook plugin on windows 8 fails - problem communicating with the microsoft dynamics crm server

after activating that feature the plugin will still fail to connect to the server … you have to apply the rollup update you use again .. afterwards it will work just fine …