PowerShell module for performing data operations and manipulating user and system settings in CRM

Did you ever wish to perform all these operations in Microsoft Dynamics CRM using PowerShell:

  • Create, retrieve, update, and delete records in CRM
  • Manage CRM security by adding/managing users, teams, and their roles
  • Import and export CRM solutions
  • Manage user and system settings

While some of it was possible earlier using the official CRM PowerShell cmdlets, it required using multiple PowerShell snap-ins.

Introducing Microsoft.Xrm.Data.PowerShell module for CRM, which provides you a single PowerShell module with over 60 PowerShell functions to perform data operations in CRM and manipulate user and system settings. The module is built using the Microsoft.Xrm.Tooling.CrmConnector.PowerShell snap-in, and the two XRM Tooling PowerShell cmdlets (Get-CrmOrganizations and Get-CrmConnection) are also part of this module.

The Microsoft.Xrm.Data.PowerShell module for CRM works with CRM online and CRM 2013 and later (on-premises). To use this module, you require PowerShell 4.0 or later.

After you have downloaded and imported the Microsoft.Xrm.Data.PowerShell module on your computer:

  • Use the following command to display a list of functions available in the module:
    Get-Help *crm*
  • The PowerShell functions in the module come with in-built help to enable you to use these functions effectively. Use the following command to get detailed help on a function (say Import-CrmSolution):
    Get-Help Import-CrmSolution -Detailed

For detailed information about the module, and how to import and use it, see Microsoft.Xrm.Data.PowerShell module for CRM.

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