Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012: Install multiple instances of Reporting Services extensions on the same machine

With Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 we do not support the setup where we have several instances of SQL Reporting Services on the same box connecting to different AOS. The reporting extensions always made connection to AOS mentioned in current configuration taken from Dynamics AX 2009 Configuration Utility. There is no way to change it. The…

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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)

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…

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How can I slipstream Cumulative Updates for AX 2012 as part of a new installation

We recently had a request to know if the recently released Cumulative Update 1 (CU-1) can be “slipstreamed” as part of  new installation of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 (AX2012). So traditionally, in previous years if you wanted to build a new set of AX servers running the latest Hotfix Rollup Update (RU), you will for example install…

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Cannot create Enterprise portal site with SharePoint 2010. Client found response content type of ‘text/html; charset=utf-8’, but expected ‘text/xml’

Recently I have seen this issue when trying to create an Enterprise Portal site with SharePoint 2010. The setup failed when creating an EP site via the AX setup and when creating a new site collection via SharePoint central admin onto a newly created web application. The important part of the setup log was: Entering…

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Can I install just the kernel part of a rollup

Yes you can. It is perfectly acceptable (and supported) to install just the kernel part of a rollup, so you can for example have your application version on 5.0.1000.52 (original SP1) or perhaps 5.0.1500.2985 (rollup 5) and have the kernel version on anything above 5.0.1000.52, such as 5.0.1500.3761 (rollup 6), or maybe something even newer!…

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Unable to deploy AX 2009 Enterprise Portal on SharePoint 2010 even after patching setup files with hotfix 2278963

We came across an issue recently where weren’t able to detect SharePoint 2010 installed on the system in order to deploy Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 – Role Centers and Enterprise Portal (EP): – SharePoint Server 2010 was successfully installed on a system running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard edition – We can created SharePoint web…

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Reporting Extensions Installation Fails to install on SQL 2008 Reporting services after applying 959494 and 957312

We run into this problem on environment when we uninstalled SQL 2005 Reporting services and installed SQL 2008 Reporting services instead. As needed I have applied one of hotfixes 959494 or 957312 and I wanted to install Dynamics AX reporting services according to Dynamics AX Installation Guide. While I selected role “Reporting extensions” I got…

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AX 2009 Hotfix installation fails with Error 1303 – The installation has insufficient privileges to access this directory

We ran across an issue recently where we were installing Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 SP1 Hotfix Rollup 3 (Just the Kernel components) on Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 system, and the installation failed with the message “Error during the installation of components” directing us to the Components32_Log.txt log file. In this log file we see the…

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Error "Cannot access a disposed object" when deploying AX 2009 Enterprise Portal on a SharePoint 2010 server

After following through suggestions on deploying Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Role Centers and Enterprise portal (RC+EP) as given here, we ran across another issue when deploying the RC+EP extensions. We get the following error in the DynamicsSetupLog.txt file:   Entering function ConfigureVirtualServerWithNewApplicationPool                    Entering function GenerateNewApplicationPoolId                    SharePoint_80_07d99c07c0184c8bbce6472ec69f1a87                    Leaving function GenerateNewApplicationPoolId                    Creating new application pool SharePoint_80_07d99c07c0184c8bbce6472ec69f1a87An error…

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