How to change the maximum no. of controls on Ms CRM2013 Dashboards

Summary: How to change the maximum no. of controls on Dynamics CRM2013 Dashboards

The maximum number of controls allowed on CRM2013 dashboards are 6. You cannot put the more than 6 graphs/charts/iframes/webresources etc. on the dashboard.

This setting is applied to the server not a organisation setting. So you cannot change this setting for CRM Online but you can change this for an on-premise installation.

There are two ways to do it.
1.Using Deployment Web Service (http://myservername/xrmdeployment/2011/deployment.svc)
2.Using Window Power Shell
Windows Power Shell Option is the easiest one.
Open the Windows Power Shell
Add the Microsoft Dynamics CRM PowerShell snap-in using
Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.Crm.PowerShell
you may get the message saying something like “Add-PSSnapin : Cannot add Windows PowerShell snap-in Microsoft.Crm.PowerShell because it is already added.” It is okay.
Run the following 3 command
$setting = Get-CrmSetting -SettingType DashboardSettings
$setting.MaximumControlsLimit = 7 (// you can change this number)
Set-CrmSetting -Setting $setting


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