Error with Multiple Upgrades in Dynamics CRM

Posted by Brandon Richards, Implementation Manager on November 14, 2016

If you’re trying to upgrade Microsoft Dynamics CRM from a very old version to a newer one, make note.  I recently had to upgrade a client from Dynamics CRM 4.0 to 2013 SP1 and kept running into a problem.  The Dynamics CRM 2013 SP1 installation kept failing!

Here’s the error message:

Error| Update Organization with Id=4dc1d026-46cc-xxxx-85f9-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx failed with Exception: System.Exception: Error.ActionFailed Microsoft.Crm.Tools.Admin.InstallDatabaseUpdatesAction ---> System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Subquery returned more than 1 value. This is not permitted when the subquery follows =, !=, <, <= , >, >= or when the subquery is used as an expression. 


I found out this error is caused by too many upgrades in less than 24 hours.  What?  Yes, that’s right – because I upgraded from Dynamics CRM 4.0 to 2011 to 2013 in less than 24 hours, the 2013 installed kept failing.

The Fix:

It’s simple.  Just go advance the date on the server by one day and you can upgrade without an error.

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