Master data management is now available in AX 2012 R2

Master data management was first released in AX 2012 R3 in spring of 2014. Now we have enabled the feature on AX 2012 R2 as well. You can download the feature set through following hotfix.;EN-US;2995611  


Security configuration in AX 2012 MDM

Here is the quick overview of security configuration for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Master data management (MDM) feature. Security ConfigurationMDM requires multiple security settings to work correctly, ensure that the following user accounts have correct privileges. AOS service account permission for Data Import/Export serviceThe AOS service account that runs import/export must be part of Data…


Security Development Tool for Dynamics AX 2012: Issue with recording entry points

When the task recorder was introduced in cumulative updates for AX 2012 and AX 2012 R2, it introduced a bug in the ability to record business process flows and identify the entry points used of the Security Development Tool for AX 2012. The user would press ‘Start recording’ in the tool, click through a few…


Master data management in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

Master data management (MDM), in terms of enterprise data stewardship is a combination of organization wide policies and tool for managing master/reference data that are shared and used by several applications, such that those shared data reflect a single source of truth. Since master data is a key asset, every enterprise leverage MDM in one…


Issue with ISV license after X509 certificate expires

In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, ISV licensing feature was added to enable IP protection for ISV. Developers could create new model, add a license key and associate an X509 certificate with the model. This meant when customers imported the model in AX, they would require a license file signed by same X509 certificate to be…


Number sequences per operating unit type

We have recently introduced the support for generating number sequences per operating unit type. Before this support, when you created a new number sequence for operating units, you could not differentiate it per type. For eg. if you had a number sequence setup for operating units and you created a department, it’d get the first…


Security Upgrade Advisor Tool for Dynamics AX 2012

The security framework has undergone significant changes between AX 2009 and AX 2012. There is no automatic path for upgrade of security configuration from AX 2009 to AX 2012. In order to assist the upgrade of security settings, we have written a tool called the Security Upgrade Advisor. Security in AX 2009 Security in AX…


Importing ISV License file when internet connection is not available

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 allows ISVs to create encrypted license files using x509 certificates to protect their intellectual property. When customers deploy ISV modules to their environment they are required to import the license file to enable the module. During the license import process, the certificate that is used to sign the file is checked…


Enabling field level authorization in Dynamics AX 2012

Many of you might be familiar with the Table Permissions Framework (TPF) that is present in AX 2009 as well as AX 2012. Some documentation about the table permissions framework can be found In AX 2009, the Table Permissions Framework is applicable only at the table level. However, in AX 2012, it can be…