Plugin Registration Tool buttons not functioning | Dynamics 365 CRM [Quick Tip]

At times, if you are setting up a new system or new to development of Dynamics 365 CRM plugins, you often end up borrowing Plugin Registration Tool from some one.

In this scenario, you are getting a zip file from someone or some other computer and expecting the Plugin Registration Tool to work for you as it works for them.

Ideally, download Plugin Registration Tool from source. You can follow this post – Download Plugin Registration Tool for Dynamics 365 CRM using PowerShell

Plugin Registration Tool Issue

Issue is when you try to, say, Update the plugin assembly – You’ll see that the button is being pressed but nothing happens.

And the Update window doesn’t show up.


The issue is that when you bring files from other computer, Windows blocks suspected dlls when you Unzip the files.

So, you’ll need to Unblock all the dlls in the Plugins Registration Tool folder as shown below.
You can do so by going into Properties of each of the dll files in the Plugin Registration Tool folders and look for a button which says Unblock

Likewise, you’ll need to Unblock each of the dll files which will enable features within the Plugin Registration Tool.

As you can see, the message besides the Unblock checkbox reads – “This file came from another computer and might be blocked to help protect this computer.”

And once you Unblock all the files, you then need to restart the Plugin Registration Tool in case it was already open.

Side Note: In case you are new to Plugins in Dynamics 365 CRM and looking for tutorials, you can check out my Blog Series on Plugin Development – Plugins Development in Dynamics 365 CRM for Beginners | [Blog Series]

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