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!