BizOrganization.Update Method

The Update method updates an organization. The caller must be a domain administrator to perform this action.


[Visual Basic .NET]
Public Sub Update(
  ByVal OrganizationId As String,
  ByVal OrganizationXml As String
public void Update(
  string  OrganizationId,
  string  OrganizationXml
public: void Update(
  String*  OrganizationId,
  String*  OrganizationXml



Specifies the ID of the organization. This ID is obtained when you create the Organizational Unit in Active Directory.


Specifies an XML string containing the organization information. The XML schema is described by organization.xsd.

Return Value

No return value.


If there is an error, SOAP throws an exception and the error message is reported in System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException.Detail.OuterXml.

All IDs passed to the platform are GUIDs wrapped in braces. For example: {6522D89A-A752-4455-A2B0-51494C6957C3}


Note The following example contains sample data for the administrator login name and password. This is for illustration only, user credentials should never be hard-coded. For more information see Building Secure ASP.NET Applications,

// strServer should be set with the name of the platform Web server
string strServer = "myservername";

// virtualDirectory should be set with the name of the Microsoft CRM
// virtual directory on the platform Web server
string virtualDirectory = "mscrmservices";
string strDir = "http://" + strServer + "/" + virtualDirectory + "/";

// BizOrganization proxy object
Microsoft.CRM.Proxy.BizOrganization organization = new Microsoft.CRM.Proxy.BizOrganization ();
organization.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;
organization.Url = strDir + "BizOrganization.srf";

string strOrgUpdateXML = "";
string strOrgName = "Wingtip Toys";

// Get the GUID of an OU from Active Directory
// that is going to represent the OU for the Microsoft CRM organization object
// The name of the OU should be the same as the name of the Microsoft CRM organization
// The organization is created in Microsoft CRM
string strOrgId = "{3BECB6A6-0DD8-4061-98D9-0B9E897C5027}";

// See Note above regarding the use of hard-coded passwords
string strDomainAdminUserName = "Administrator";
string strDomainAdminUserPass = "Admin";
string strDomainName = "MyDomain";

string strErrorMsg = "";

   strOrgUpdateXML = "<organization>" + 
      "<name>Tailspin Toys</name>" +

   // Set the credentials of organization proxy with
   // credentials of a user that has domain administrator rights
   organization.Credentials = new System.Net.NetworkCredential(   strDomainAdminUserName, 

   // Update an organization
   organization.Update(strOrgId, strOrgUpdateXML);
catch (System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException err)
   // Process the platform error here
   strErrorMsg = ("ErrorMessage: " + err.Message + " " + err.Detail.OuterXml + " Source: " + err.Source );
catch (Exception err)
   // Process other errors here
   strErrorMsg = ("ErrorMessage: " + err.Message );
   // Set the credentials back to the default
   organization.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;


Namespace: Microsoft.CRM.Proxy

Assembly: microsoft.crm.proxy.dll

See Also

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