Disable or enable a server


Applies To: Dynamics 365 (on-premises), Dynamics CRM 2016

You can use the Servers area to disable or enable a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Server.


When you disable a server, users can’t access the Microsoft Dynamics 365 application through the server. If the deployment contains only a single server that is running Microsoft Dynamics 365, users can’t access the application.

Depending on the server roles that are installed, disabling a server stops the following services or server roles:

  • Web Application Server

  • Organization Web Service

  • Help Server

  • Discovery Web Service

  • Deployment Web Service

  • Asynchronous Processing Service

  • Asynchronous Processing Service (maintenance)

  • Sandbox Processing Service

  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 VSS Writer service

Enabling a server that was disabled starts the server role service.


You can’t disable the SQL Server and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Reporting Extensions server roles by using the Deployment Manager disable feature.


You can implement the procedure described here by using a Windows PowerShell cmdlet. For more information, see the Disable-CrmServer and Enable-CrmServer commands in the Microsoft Dynamics CRM PowerShell Reference.

Disable or enable a server

  1. In the Deployment Manager console tree, click Servers to view the list of servers.

  2. In the details pane, right-click the server, and then click Disable or Enable.

See Also

Manage servers
Microsoft Dynamics 365 server roles

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