cisvc errors on CRM 4.0 install on Windows 2008

I recently had the joy of installing Microsoft’s CRM 4.0 on Windows 2008. One of its prerequesitits is for the server “cisvc.exe” to be started. I had no idea what this meant.

Luckly I managed to get it working by installed the “file server role” (tick the indexing service in the role service section) using the new Windows 2008 server manager. Once the “file server role” was installed, the cisvc service was started and my CRM 4.0 could install!


20 Responses to “cisvc errors on CRM 4.0 install on Windows 2008”

  1. Gerald Chudyk says:

    Thank you! You saved me from a real head ache.

  2. Roberto says:

    Thanks for the tip. It saved a lot of time.

  3. Kashif says:

    thanks for the post, I had the same problem. I am trying CRM 4. Do I need MS Exchnage as well or does CRM work without it

  4. London says:

    Great job! Saved me a good deal of time.
    Thanks a bunch ;-)

  5. Frank says:


    A note for Server 2008R2 cisvc is included with the Indexing Service specifically.

  6. Ian Murphy says:

    You can install this from the command line under Windows 2008 R2:

    servermanagercmd -install FS-Indexing-Service

    Pre-2 the package name was different. Do
    servermanagercmd -query

    to find out the package name to install.

  7. Kalyan Nistala says:

    Thank you for the post. It helped me a lot.

  8. Rrrrrrrick says:

    Wow. “where do you want to go today?” Home!

  9. Rafael says:

    Thanks, old post useful today.

  10. Alexander says:

    Many thanks!!! You really save me! :-)

  11. Daniel Suh says:

    You saved me lots of time as well.
    Many thanks.

  12. Santosh says:

    Thanks a lot Jamsi

  13. Yılmaz says:


  14. Spanks says:

    Thanks very much!

  15. Antonello says:

    Great job! We appreciate it very much…

  16. Andrew says:

    Thank you!

  17. Kostas says:

    Great! ! ! !

  18. rudy from austria says:

    D A N K E !!!

  19. Mark Robinson says:

    Thanks! This was very useful. However I have another issue installing CRM 4.0 on 2008R2 I wonder if you can help with?! The install routine at the ‘System Requirements’ stage is asking for ASP.Net v2.0, however when I attempt to install this I am told it is packaged as part of the operating system!! Has anyone else experienced this?

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