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Showing posts from April, 2012

Named user license counts [AX 2012]

There is a report under System admiration > Reports > Licensing > Named User License Counts . This report contains information about the users who are assigned to security roles in Microsoft Dynamics AX. The report analyzes the roles and privileges that are assigned to each user and then calculates the number of licenses that are required for each user type. To actually get data to show up on this report you have to set up a batch job to run periodically. Its a little hidden. You can copy and paste the job below. Then run it to create the batch job. This sets up a batch job to run once a week. Which seems a bit much. I think once a month on a weekend is sufficient. static void LicenseMinerCreateBatchJob(Args _args) {     SysUserLicenseMiner::createBatchJob(); } Alternatively set up a batch job to run SysUserLicenseMiner class. Some good info on licensing.

Install feature pack warning [AX 2012]

Just a little warning when installing the feature pack. Make sure your build number is correct. If you already have a previous version of AX 2012, the installer doesn’t recognised the client needs to be updated. I also struggled to update the AOS as it required a new installation. What to check Use this list to make sure the build number is correct. Right click on the AOS and client exe and get the build number What if it is wrong If the build number is wrong and the installer doesn’t recognise it. You can run the update executable on the install disc. This should pick it up.   One last comment. Just to be sure everything is built correctly. I like to empty out the XppIL folder. Then start your AOS and generate CIL. C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics AX\60\Server\DynamicsAx2012\bin\XppIL For some additional info on the feature pack. Check out my previous post.

Compile AOT Visual Studio Project changes the Report [AX 2012]

This is something to be aware of. If you compile the AOT visual studio projects node (AOT > Visual Studio Projects > Dynamics AX Model Projects), it modifies the SSRS report in the current layer you are in. This doesn’t happen if you do a full AOT compile. I picked it up because I wanted to compile my Shared project which contained the visual studio project node in it. When you do an AOT compare nothing comes up but if you export it out to xpo. Then do a text compare, it looks like it has modified the DataSourceID element. I have raised this with Microsoft and they have come back with this is a design feature (it is working as expected). So, keep in mind next time when including reports in your visual studio project. If you are not going to modify a report. Then don’t include it as part of your visual studio project.

Data Migration/RapidStart [AX 2012]

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 includes many different ways to import data into the system. This document provides guidance about which import method to choose for the specific situations. This is a very interesting read. As it makes mention of RapidStart . For one, the partner has to register with RapidStart. Once registered you link a customer with a Voice account. Then you configure and activate your services. There is an installation component require You can set up templates to be used for upload and managed by RapidStart. Links: Partner source information Online h