Ability to copy organizations in Dynamics 365 is invaluable. Ability to perform a minimal copy is a great space-saver. But, as reported by Evan Watson and our own Joel “Silence is also a good a podcast topic” Lindstrom, beware of the deficiencies of a minimal copy. Entities that are copied are listed but what is not mentioned are the side-effects of not copying some other entries.
- Themes are not copied. Not only that but any attempt to create a new theme after performing a minimal copy will generate an error. The only fix at this point in time is to raise a support ticket to recreate required entries in the theme database table.
- Minimal copy doesn’t include Outlook sync filters so sync to Exchange won’t work because the sync filter templates don’t get created.
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