You try to use Deployment Manager to import an organization to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0. However, the Import Organization Wizard takes a long time to import the organization.
This problem occurs because there are many system user references that must be updated.
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
This problem is fixed in the latest cumulative update rollup for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
949256 Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 updates and hotfixes
After you install this hotfix, to have us add the OptimizeOrgImport REG_DWORD registry entry for you, go to the "Fix it for me" section. If you prefer to add the OptimizeOrgImport REG_DWORD registry entry yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.
Fix it for me
To add the OptimizeOrgImport REG_DWORD registry entry automatically, click the Fix it button or link. Then click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.
This wizard may be in English only. However, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.
If you are not on the computer that has the problem, save the Fix it solution to a flash drive or a CD and then run it on the computer that has the problem.
After you install this hotfix, you must add the OptimizeOrgImport REG_DWORD registry entry on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 server. To do this, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
Right-click MSCRM, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
Name this DWORD value as "OptimizeOrgImport"
Right-click OptimizeOrgImport, and then click Modify.
In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
On the File menu, click Exit.
Note If you want to disable this hotfix, set the value of the OptimizeOrgImport registry entry to 0.
Did this fix the problem?
Check whether the problem is fixed. If the problem is fixed, you are finished with this section. If the problem is not fixed, you can contact support.
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When you use the registry entry
and have the value of this entry set to 1, you cannot import the same organization database more than one time. If you want to import the same organization database more than one time, you must do one of the following things:
Set OptimizeOrgImport = 0 and use the normal import process.
Delete the organization, and then import the organization again.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.