You receive an error message when you try to initialize the CDF database in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0

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When you try to initialize the Common Data Format (CDF) database in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0, you receive an errormessage that resembles the following:
An error occurred while importing customizations to the CDF database. The CDF database could not be extended with the following attribute: SystemUser.Field_Name. The p_dm_ExtendSchema stored procedure has returned error code 20.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

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File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Microsoft.crm.datamigration.initializecdf.engine.dll3.0.5300.125047,992August 2, 200620:08

Installation information

Install this hotfix on computers that are running Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Data Migration Framework.


You must have Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Data Migration Framework installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

If you are prompted, restart the computer after you install this hotfix.

Removal information

You can remove this hotfix by using the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel.
More information
For more information about the terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
887283 Microsoft Business Solutions CRM software hotfix and update package naming standards

Article ID: 918749 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 01:57:24 - Revision: 2.0

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