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Forms authentication provider stops working after applying May CU for SharePoint 2013 

After we installed May CU for SharePoint 2013 (15.0.4823.1003) we were not able to log with Forms authentication users and the error (404) In SharePoint log we could see the error: Exception trying get context compatibility level: System.IO.FileNotFoundException: The site could not be found in the Web application SPWebApplication Name=DynamicsFormsSTS – at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite.LookupSiteInfo(SPFarm...Read more

AX 2012 AxUpdatePortal fails with error after about 6 minutes 

When running the command [AxUpdatePortal -updateall -websiteurl “…” -verbose] on the EP server it sometimes happens that the execution fails with error:The operation failed to execute. Error: Microsoft Dynamics AX could not locate the Web server… In the Application event log you find a Warning with Event ID 1309 from source ASP.NET 4.0.30319.0: 3001The request...Read more

How to install and configure Windows AppFabric for AX 2012 Enterprise Portal in a multi-server web farm 

  When setting up AX 2012 Enterprise Portal (EP) in a multi-server web farm, then setting up AppFabric caching is required. This is for caching session info. When installing SharePoint 2013 it is recommended to use the prerequisite installer to install AppFabric, ref section “Plan for the Distributed Cache service”. Note: If you are...Read more

How to update AX 2012 Enterprise Portal in a multi-server web farm 

This is a follow-up post from my main blog on How to install AX 2012 Enterprise Portal in a multi-server web farm: In this post we talk about how to UPDATE your Enterprise Portal (EP) deployed on a multi-server SharePoint 2013 web farm.   Pre-requisite: When you browse to the load balanced URL it will be resolved...Read more

How to install AX 2012 Enterprise Portal in a multi-server web farm 

  This blog post is written to clarify some steps in the installation guide when you install AX 2012 Enterprise Portal (EP) in a multi-server web farm. NOTE: It is important to follow the installation guide and use this post as additional complementary info. Under section “Before you begin”: Install and configure Windows Server...Read more

How to Install the Dynamics AX Enterprise Portal in a Load Balanced SharePoint farm in 4 simple steps 

(Please note this article assumes you have working knowledge of SharePoint, IIS, DNS and host files) 1. Create a new Web Application on the SharePoint Central Administration Server. This Web Application URL should point to the common name or Network Load Balanced (NLB) name. After following these steps each node should be able to successfully render...Read more

Enterprise Portal Forms authentication: How to change sign in url of authentication provider 

After running the step “Create a form-based Security Token Service site” of guide “Deploy an Enterprise Portal site that uses forms-based authentication [AX 2012]” we create provider with Add-AXSharepointClaimsAuthenticationProvider. The problem we sometimes have that signing url which will assign to this provider will look like http://machine_name.fqdn:port/_layouts/<provider name>/Login.aspx (i.e. ) which is OK, but not...Read more