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Installation of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 or 2012 client may fail on a Microsoft Windows 7 x64 (64-bit operating system) 

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Recently we come over some issues regarding the installation of the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 and 2012 Client on Microsoft Windows 7 x64 (64-bit operating system). Retrieving the AXsetup logs we found there was a “component32.log” generated and not the expected “component64.log”. In the “component32.log” we found the lines describing the error: Action ended 08:09:19: AppSearch. Return value…Read more

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What to do if you have a crash 

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This post is designed to give a simple set of steps to follow if you ever have a crash situation and you’re not sure how to troubleshoot it. To identify the cause of a crash the most important piece of evidence or log is a memory dump file – you need to set something up before…Read more

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Unable to validate the AX 2009 Workflow Webservice URL on a Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 

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We recently came across an issue where AX 2009 Workflow extensions were successfully installed on a system running 64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2, and the workflow virtual directory successfully created under the Default Web Site in IIS 7.5. However when we try to Validate the workflow URL (e.g. http://myworkflowserver:80/MicrosoftDynamicsAXWorkflow50/AxWorkItem.asmx in the AX Client (AX 2009 Client…Read more

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AxUpdatePortal.exe does not update Enterprise Portal when not running from an elevated command prompt 

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One of the nice features added with Dynamics AX 2009 is the support for 64bit (x64) for the Dynamics AX 2009 Application Object Server and the Dynamics AX 2009 .NET Business Connector. The fact that the Dynamics AX 2009 Client is however still only available as 32bit (x86) application introduces an issue when Enterprise Portal…Read more

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Updating Enterprise Portal from Dynamics AX 2009 Client fails on a 64bit Microsoft Windows Server 

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With Dynamics AX 2009 it is getting more appropriate to have the AOS and .NET Business Connector installed on a 64bit version of Microsoft Windows Server as both components are shipped also as 64bit (x64) versions. The Dynamics AX 2009 Client is however still a 32bit (x86) application. In the context of Enterprise Portal this…Read more

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Running a Dynamics AX 4.0 AOS on a 64bit Windows Server 2008 

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Not too long ago I was installing a Dynamics AX 4.0 AOS on a 64bit Windows Server 2008. After the Dynamics AX Setup was finished I was however unable to start the Server Configuration Utility because of the following error: Activation context generation failed for dla “C:\DYNAX\40\Server\Common\AxSrvCfg.exe”. Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC80.MFC,processorArchitecture=”x86″,publicKeyToken=”1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b”,type=”win32″,version=”8.0.50727.42″ could not be found. Please…Read more

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ODBC DSN not appearing 64 bit OS 

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This one had me stumpped for a bit, thanks to my colleague for getting to the bottom of this one. Running a 64 bit OS, set up an ODBC DSN, but can’t select it in my 32 bit application, which is of course the AX server configuration utility for AX4. This is weird because the…Read more

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