Unable to delete default Out of the box Reports from Dynamics CRM 2011

Brian Illand

If you try to delete the out of the box reports from a Dynamics CRM 2011 system, you will find you will get the error :

“You cannot complete this action for this component because of the configuration of it’s managed properties”.

Now, a lot of people don’t like to have the Sales or Marketing reports there. Maybe you are just using CRM for straightforward case management, or maybe you’ve got all your own custom entities and the users are confused about what is in their sales pipeline report!

One way to get around this (as of CRM 2011 Rollup 12 – Feb 2013), is to flick the isManaged switch in the database for each report. This can be achieved by running the following SQL query against the organisation database :

Once you’ve done this, simply go to the UI and try to delete the reports again.


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The type or namespace name “ “ does not exist in the namespace “” (are you missing an assembly reference?) Error in Microsoft Fakes Unit Test Project.


Was getting the below error while building in the Unit Test Project

The Unit Test project was showing the following assemblies as missing

Tried generating the fakes for them but still the issue didn’t resolve.

Then finally copied the missing assemblies from another development machine to my dev machine’s FakeAssemblies folder.

This fixed the issue.

Hope it helps..





Plugin Step blank\empty in CRM 2013 Plugin Registration Tool.


When trying to update one of the plugin step on a plugin, the dialog box was coming up blank.

Tried opening it on the older version of Plugin Registration Tool, it showed up all the details properly

When we changed the value for Run in User’s Context to Calling User from
the impersonation user. We were able to see the details in the new tool as well.

Seems like some weird issue with the new tool.

Hope it helps..



“Profiler AppDomain Unloaded” error while using Plugin Registration Tool for debugging CRM 2013 Online Plugin. (Plugin Profiler)

On clicking Start Execution button in Plugin Registration Tool for profiling I was getting the AppDomain Unloaded error.

On opening up the error detail the message was

“Could not load file or assembly Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk, Version=″

Updating the Plugin Project to use the Version 6 assembly that was part of the SDK, from which I was using Plugin Registration tool fixed the issue.

To understand more check the below links




Hope it helps..

Fatal error during installation- Microsoft Dynamics CRM Report Authoring Extension Setup.


Was getting the below error while trying to install

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Report Authoring Extension (with SQL Server Data Tools support)


The solution was to delete the following registry key



After deleting the key the installation was successful.




Hope it helps..

Missing Posts tab in Social Pane in CRM 2013.


Recently we added Social Pane to one of our custom entity form in CRM 2013. It was only showing Notes and Activities tab. Posts tab was missing.

To get the Posts tab we need to activate Post for that custom entity, which can be done through Post Configurations page.

However the Post Configuration area was missing in our CRM’s site map navigation.

To add it back, we need to follow the steps mentioned this post


i.e. to add the following SubArea

<SubArea Id=”nav_administration” ResourceId=”Homepage_Administration” DescriptionResourceId=”Administration_SubArea_Description” Icon=”/_imgs/ico_18_administration.gif” Url=”/tools/Admin/admin.aspx” AvailableOffline=”false” />

<SubArea Id=”nav_social” ResourceId=”Social_SubArea_Title” DescriptionResourceId=”Social_SubArea_Description” Icon=”/_imgs/area/16_social.png” Url=”/tools/social/social_area.aspx” AvailableOffline=”false” />

<SubArea Id=”msdyn_postconfig” ResourceId=”Activity_Feed_Configuration” Entity=”msdyn_postconfig” />


Add Email and Post Configuration to SiteMap


Hope it helps..