CRM2016 – Check if User is a member of a team C#

The code is the following:

public static bool IsTeamMember(Guid teamID, Guid userID, IOrganizationService service)
QueryExpression query = new QueryExpression("team");
query.ColumnSet = new ColumnSet(true);
query.Criteria.AddCondition(new ConditionExpression("teamid", ConditionOperator.Equal, teamID));
LinkEntity link = query.AddLink("teammembership", "teamid", "teamid");
link.LinkCriteria.AddCondition(new ConditionExpression("systemuserid", ConditionOperator.Equal, userID));
var results = service.RetrieveMultiple(query);

if (results.Entities.Count > 0)
return true;
return false;

CRM 2016 – Get all activities related with a user with C#

Today I need to get all activities related with a specific user. The way it to easy: We can use FetchXM or Query Expression. I usually prefer use Query Expression.
The code is easy:

private List<Entity> GetAssociatedActivities(EntityReference regarding)
            QueryExpression query = new QueryExpression { EntityName = "activitypointer", ColumnSet = new ColumnSet(new string[] { "activitytypecode" }) };
            query.Criteria.AddCondition("regardingobjectid", ConditionOperator.Equal, regarding.Id);
            query.Criteria.AddCondition("statecode", ConditionOperator.NotEqual, 1);  //ignore completed
            EntityCollection collection = _sdk.RetrieveMultiple(query);
            return collection.Entities.ToList();

That’s all.

CRM2016 – Getting use of PublishXmlRequest SDK message to publish an Entity or a Web Resource

Today I had a timeout error on my application when I tried to use PublishAllXmlRequest .I resolved to use a single PublishXmlRequest in this way:

#region Publish FormXMl
//Publish entity for which formxml has been changed 
PublishXmlRequest publishRequest = new PublishXmlRequest();
publishRequest.ParameterXml ="<importexportxml>" +
"    <entities>" +
"        <entity>" + entityName + "</entity>" +
"    </entities>" +
"    <nodes/>" +
"    <securityroles/>  " +
"    <settings/>" +
"    <workflows/>" +

catch (Exception ex)
    throw new ex

CRM2016 – DCP Server Upgrade problems

Today, during the upgrade, I had an error to install the new version for DCP server. I tried to follow the workaround on this post but I did not resolve the problem.  My error was on other solution MSCRMADDONScomGeneral2015.101:



The problem was related about a “DROP FULLTEXT INDEX”

I tried to install manually the solution from App path\essentials folder but the result was the same:


The log error was

Entity                   ptm_mscrmaddons_key    Settingskeys Settingskeys                       Failure 0x80044150        DROP FULLTEXT INDEX statement cannot be used inside a user transaction.

After I tried to drop manually the index on the table. I tried again the DCP server setup and It’s running!!

DROP FULLTEXT INDEX ON ptm_mscrmaddons_settingsBase
DROP FULLTEXT INDEX ON [dbo].[ptm_mscrmaddons_keyBase]</p>

That’s all!

CRM2016 – Outlook 2016 plugin installation error

Today I tried to install the new CRM2016 plugin for Outlook 2016. I had a strange problem because the installation run but I did not have any errors:


I had the previous status without a progress. I tried to wait for 30 minutes and after I stopped the setup.

On Eventviewer I found a continuos error for service “Computerbrowser”


I tried to restart the service but it was impossible because there was an error 1053.

Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

After a google scouting I found a solution:

  1. Go to Start > Run > and type regedit
  2. Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control
  3. With the control folder selected, right click in the pane on the right and select new DWORD Value
  4. Name the new DWORD: ServicesPipeTimeout
  5. Right-click ServicesPipeTimeout, and then click Modify
  6. Click Decimal, type ‘180000’, and then click OK
  7. Restart the computer

The cause of the problem was that the Microsoft Windows Service Control Manager controls the state (i.e., started, stopped, paused, etc.) of all installed Windows services. By default, the Service Control Manager will wait 30,000 milliseconds (30 seconds) for a service to respond. However, certain configurations, technical restrictions, or performance issues may result in the service taking longer than 30 seconds to start and report ready to the Service Control Manager.

After this procedure the Outlook plugin was istalled without any problem.