SRS and MSCRM (1.2) on 1 server

The people who have tried to install both SRS and MSCRM on the same server within the same website in IIS, they must know the message:

Server Error in '/Reports' Application.

Configuration Error
Description: An error occurred during the processing of a configuration file
required to service this request. Please review the specific error details
below and modify your configuration file appropriately.

Parser Error Message: Assembly microsoft.crm.platform.types.dll security
permission grant set is incompatible between appdomains.

Source Error:

Line 5: <assemblies>
Line 6: <add assembly="Microsoft.Crm.Platform.ComProxy, Version=1.0.0000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad34e35">
Line 7: <add assembly="Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Types, Version=1.2.3297.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf385ad364e35">
Line 8: </assemblies>
Line 9: </compilation>

In this case MSCRM is in the root of the website and reporting services in the folder "/Reports".

This can be solved by modifying the web.config of MSCRM. Add this code to the web.config just before the <appsettings>part of the file. Make that you modify the PublicKeyToken and if necessary also the versions!

<!-- Support for SQL Reporting services -->
<location path="Reportssrs">
<compilation debug="true" defaultlanguage="C#">
<remove assembly="Microsoft.Crm.Platform.ComProxy, Version=1.0.0000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35">
<remove assembly="Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Types, Version=1.2.3297.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35">
<pages enablesessionstate="true" validaterequest="false" enableviewstate="true">

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MS Dyn. CRM 3.0 on MSDN

For all of the developers who have access to MSDN subscriber downloads, I do have great news! The RTM version of MS Dynamics CRM 3.0 is ready to download!

On MSDN there are 2 versions available:
- CRM 3.0 Professional Edition
- CRM 3.0 Small Business Edition

The MSDN licence keys are available in the keys section.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Has Arrived!!

David Thacher’s team did what nobody expected. They have gone RTM with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 yesterday already! Within about 2 weeks the bits will be provided for download and more information will follow really soon.

But how could Microsoft go from beta to RTM in a week? Brad Wilson (GM, Microsoft CRM Business) anwers:
Last week we announced the third drop of our Early Access program for Microsoft CRM 3.0. We released our TAP2 build in July, our TAP3 build in early October on our field readiness tour, and our RC2 build last week. This last pre-release drop was picked up by the press as our “beta”, despite the fact that it wasn’t a “beta” in the traditional sense.
We’ve now received the great news that our development team has over-delivered on their commitments by shipping CRM 3.0 early. We simply need to ensure that people understand what our Early Access program was about, and to stress the fact that we’re giving the people what they want (a production-ready version of CRM 3.0) sooner.

Please join me in congratulating David and his team!