Project Time Sheets Period Code

I’ve had a few questions on this and posted a few notes on using Project Time Sheet on the demo VM. Scott and Kathy from the dev team helped and pointed out the issue with the period codes that we have setup in the demo data. The issue is inconsistency in showing up the day…

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Project Time sheet entry

Just an FYI as I’ve had a few notes from a few different people about the timesheet entry on the Refresh 2 VM and the PSA Application Disk. First you need to make sure you have the right period setups to get it to work then there is a random problem where the day fields…

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Arabic Region

I had a note from a Khurram that brought this to my attention. In the Hotfix Rollup 2 package it included localization updates for the Arabic Region. We included this on the Refresh 2 demo VM. You can see this in the config keys in the demo VM Now because we have functionality in the…

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Enabling Terminal Services on the demo VMs

I’ve had a few questions on terminal serving into the demo VMs. I posted a note explaining how to do this by using an external network connection. http://blogs.msdn.com/lcash/archive/2009/07/21/setting-up-external-networking-on-the-demo-vms.aspx Now the question is related to the number of connection. We have enabled terminal service on the VM but only for Administrative mode which means you can…

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External networking and home networks

I had a question from Kerry in Canada about having trouble getting the demo VM setup to use external networking. We did a bit of investigation and this might be a common question for folks wanting to use external networking on the demo VM while connected to some networks, specifically common on home networks. In…

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Additional Application Disks for Process and Service Industries

It’s been a busy couple of months with EMEA Convergence and other projects. We recently posted a new update for the VM with the PSA Application Disk. You can find that on the partnersource page here : https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/deployment/documentation/howtoarticles/presalesdemokitmdax2009.htm This video is posted in the download to help you get the additional application disk up and…

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Additional disks with Refresh 2 and creating your own VMC or VM configuration

When we post the demo VM we include a VMC files because we ship the VM built under VPC2007. In this VMC file it has the setup for the machine i.e disks, network, memory etc. If you create you’re own VMC file or you are using Hyper-V or Windows7 (VPC7) then this post is just…

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Password on AX-SRV-03

I had a question from a partner on the password for the AX-SRV-03 VM. So thought I’d re-post a note about passwords on the demo VMs. All the Dynamics AX demo passwords for the VMs are pass@word1 and the domain is CONTOSO. You will have trouble with passwords if you are using a non US…

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Processing OLAP Cubes and AX Companies

I’ve had this question a few times from partners so thought I’d post a note. To get updated transactional data into the OLAP cubes you will have to process the cubes in SQL Analysis Services. The question I’ve had relates to adding new companies in Dynamics AX. In the SQL Management Studio there are two…

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Demo VM and Office activation

I’ve had a few questions on the Office activation on the demo VM and I’ve posted a few notes on the topic. The last note I posted might have confused a few folks thinking they can only get past the activation by putting in a product key. The answer is that you may not have…

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