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Microsoft CRM 2011: Upgrading Organization from Rollup 11 to Rollup 16

Introduction: My organization had over 700 fields in the Lead Object, had to pare it down to 662 so that the Rollup 16 database schema updater could create a view called FilteredLead.  First task is to delete enough fields in the Lead object and/or the Account object so that the FilteredLead view would have less than 1024 fields. And then next task is to copy the MSSQL database from production machine to another dev machine running CRM2011.

Installing Rollups is a neccessary and dreaded evil that is necessary to obtain bug fixes and new features in CRM 2011
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2555051

Steps:
Build a new CRM 2011 Server that has Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise x64 with SP1, IIS 7.0, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, every Visual Studio Runtime from 2005 to 2013, Dot net framework 4.5, IE9.0, not IE 10 or 11, because they break the CRM Installer Splash Screen. Configure the SQL Report Server.  Install SSL Certs. Lastly, install CRM2011, {server, email router, SRS, reporti…