After implementation of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, if you are facing confusion that how to build and integrate the web portals then you must read and learn about ADXStudio, which can easily resolve your all web portals development issues within a single hut.

ADXStudio has been acquired by Microsoft in order to make developers work more efficient and effective. In this blog you will learn what are the prerequisites and how to install ADXStudio 7.0.

Hardware Recommendation:

Below are the recommendations for the a single website, if you have thousands of customers and your website is having heavy traffic then you must increase the resources in order to accelerate your server speed. I will also recommend to make virtual machines as servers. So, that you may have ease of work.

  • Virtual Machines hosted on any current-gen hardware (HP, Dell, etc…) or cloud services provider (Amazon, Azure, etc…).
  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 4 GB RAM

Operating System Required:

Below are the listed operating systems among them any one can be successive if it will be used in web server or developer workstation;

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8.x
  • Windows 10.x
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2

Essential Software’s:

CRM Server:

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 1.2, 3.0, 4.0, 2011, and 2013 are NOT supported for Adxstudio Portals version 7.

It must be upgraded more than 2013 version.

Web Server:

If you are making and deploying a web application then you must spread it to a web server, below are the software requirements for a web server;

  • Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.5
  • Including Windows Communication Foundation HTTP Activation
  • Internet Information Server (IIS)
  • Windows Identity Foundation (Only required for ACS authentication)
  • Server Roles and Features: (Below are the screen shots;)









Developer Workstation:

  • Visual Studio
  • Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.5
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Software Development Kit
  • Windows Identity Foundation
  • Internet Information Services (IIS) (optional)
  • Windows Features: below are the screen shots;


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ADXStudio Portals 7.0 Installer Guide:

After downloading .msi file of the required or latest version from the official website of ADXStudio, open your CRM application with the admin rights.

Go to > Settings > Solutions > Import ( as shown in the below image)


> Click  Browse > to the Customizations folder in the Adxstudio Portals installation directory. Default location is C:\Program Files (x86)\ADXSTUDIO\XrmPortals\[version]\Customizations > Select ADXstudioinstaller.zip > NEXT > IMPORT (wait for complete the imports) > 



Click Close after Successfully imported solution message arrival, as shown in the below image;



After Refreshing your browser ADX Installer button will emerged,  Double Click to open it, Accept the End User License Agreement.


From the dropdown, choose the appropriate Gallery.  For example, if you want to install our sample Customer Portal site, choose the Website Gallery and then click Install next to Adxstudio Portals Customer Portal.  You can choose as many different solutions.  Once you’ve selected the desired ones, click on Install in the bottom left-hand corner.  The Installer will then import all the necessary solution dependencies.


Click Finish and after refreshing your Browser you may able to see the list of imported solutions..

Adxstudio Portals customization’s import is complete, in the next part I will let you know about how to configure and use ADXStudio Portals.






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