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Monday, April 13, 2009

Customizing Title Header Banner

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Warning: This customization is unsupported by Microsoft. Make sure you back up your files in case any undesired affects happen. Research any unsupported changes and test them on your development environment before making any changes to production!

To create a more personalized experience for your company or to help you quickly distinguish between a development, staging, and production environment you can change the CRM title banner.

Begin by navigating to the "_imgs" folder on the server that hosts your on premise CRM deployment. This is usually located at "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics CRM\CRMWeb\_imgs" Backup and copy masthead.jpg, mast_back.gif, and form_tool_bar.gif to a temporary directory. Next, fire up your preferred image manipulation program such as Paint.Net or Photoshop and change the copied images as desired. For my development environment I've added a red hue to set it apart from the blue on the production CRM. When you are happy with your image changes, paste and overwrite the existing files in the "_imgs" directory. Make sure the images have the same security properties as the other files in the "_imgs" directory otherwise IIS may be blocked from accessing the files. Clear your browser cache and then refresh your CRM page and your new customized headers should now be in place.

If you want the same effect shown in the sample above, download the banner files I used: Download Zip

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Henry Bow
I'm a programmer living in sunny Orange Country, California. Since the beginning of 2008, I've been developing on the MS Dynamics CRM 4.0 platform. This blog will help me jot down some of the tips and neat features I've developed along the way while giving me a chance to dabble into the curious world of analytics and SEO.

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