Updated: 9/30/2011. Version 1.1
Occasionally I find the need to extract a plugin from the CRM database. This could be caused by a variety of reasons:
- The person or vendor who wrote the program is no longer working with your company and you have no idea what the plugin does ( believe me, this happens ).
- You are having issues with a plugin and you need to review the code of the plugin that has been registered to verify that it was built the way you intended.
- You are preparing to move to Dynamics CRM 2011 and you need to verify that your plugin assemblies will work well in CRM 2011.
CRMExtractPlugins [serverurl] [organizationName] /L
It uses the security credentials of the currently logged-in user so you must be a CRM system administrator for it to work properly.
the /L parameter will extract just the names of the plugins within the system and place them into a file called [organizationName]-plugins.txt which can be found inside the folder that is created by the export process.
CRMExtractPlugins http://crm contoso
CRMExtractPlugins http://crm contoso /L
You may download it here.