The Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Demo topology will be removed on November 27, 2017


Because Dynamics AX 2012 is no longer on the Microsoft price list we are discontinuing deployments of any new Dynamics AX 2012 demo virtual machines through Lifecyle Services (LCS).  This means that after November 27, 2017 it will not be possible to deploy demo topologies for Dynamics AX 2012 R3. All existing demo virtual machines that were previously deployed will continue to exist because they were deployed in customer/partner subscriptions.

Demo virtual machine (VM) alternatives:

There are dev/test topologies available in Lifecycle Services (LCS) that can be deployed using the developer topology. These require a few additional setup steps to load demo data or a different dataset that you may have created. The additional steps required to make the topology work like demo VM  are as follows.

  1. Log in to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 as the DynamicsInstallUser with the credentials from LCS.
  2. Complete the steps in the Initialization checklist. You must follow the steps in the Initialization checklist through the Synchronize database phase.

After the synchronization is complete, the demo data is loaded using the Data Transfer tool. The data transfer tool and demo data are both available on the dev/test topologies under the G:\ and F:\ drives respectively. Part of the Initialization Checklist is to provide license information and with this VM, the choices will be to use a demo license that can be obtained from PartnerSource or MSDN or to use your own license file and import it as a part of the Initialization checklist.

Import demo data on dev/test topologies

Complete the following steps to import demo data on dev/test topologies

1.Log in to a Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 virtual machine and navigate to G:\TestTransferTool(dev VM) or F:\TestTransferTool(test VM) and install the MSI.

2. Next, navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Test Data Transfer Tool (Beta) and find MetadataXMLGenerator.xpo.

3. Open the Microsoft Dynamics AX client, open the AOT, and select to import the MetadataXMLGenerator.xpo. The .xpo will be listed in the Jobs section in the AOT.

4. Execute the job, which will display an infolog with the MetaData.xml file path.

5. Copy the file from the path back into C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Test Data Transfer Tool (Beta)\[Lists] and overwrite the existing file.

6. Open a command prompt, go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Test Data Transfer Tool (Beta), and based on your demo data location, do one of the following:

  • execute dp.exe import "G:\demodata\CU8" MicrosoftDynamicsAx
  • execute dp.exe import "F:\demodata\CU8" MicrosoftDynamicsAx

You can load data based on the same factor.

7. After the command finishes, restart AOS. The demo data should be loaded.

8. Run the following script to add user Admin to other partitions if you are using demo data out-of-the-box.

USE [MicrosoftDynamicsAx]

GO

INSERT [dbo].[USERINFO] ([ID], [NAME], [ENABLE], [DEL_STARTUPMENU], [STATUSLINEINFO], [TOOLBARINFO], [DEBUGINFO], [AUTOINFO], [AUTOUPDATE], [GARBAGECOLLECTLIMIT], [HISTORYLIMIT], [MESSAGELIMIT], [GENERALINFO], [SHOWSTATUSLINE], [SHOWTOOLBAR], [DEBUGGERPOPUP], [SHOWAOTLAYER], [DEL_PASSWORD], [DEL_OSACCOUNTNAME], [STARTUPPROJECT], [CONFIRMDELETE], [CONFIRMUPDATE], [REPORTFONTNAME], [REPORTFONTSIZE], [FORMFONTNAME], [FORMFONTSIZE], [PROPERTYFONTNAME], [PROPERTYFONTSIZE], [INFOLOGLEVEL], [COMPANY], [AUTOLOGOFF], [QUERYTIMELIMIT], [TRACEINFO], [REPORTTOPMARGIN], [REPORTBOTTOMMARGIN], [REPORTLEFTMARGIN], [REPORTRIGHTMARGIN], [COMPILERWARNINGLEVEL], [SID], [NETWORKDOMAIN], [NETWORKALIAS], [ENABLEDONCE], [EXTERNALUSER], [LANGUAGE], [HELPLANGUAGE], [PREFERREDTIMEZONE], [PREFERREDCALENDAR], [HOMEPAGEREFRESHDURATION], [NOTIFYTIMEZONEMISMATCH], [FILTERBYGRIDONBYDEFAULT], [GLOBALFORMOPENMODE], [DEL_DEFAULTMODELID], [SHOWMODELNAMEINAOT], [ACCOUNTTYPE], [ISSUERRECID], [CREDENTIALRECID], [GLOBALLISTPAGELINKMODE], [GLOBALEXCELEXPORTMODE], [GLOBALEXCELEXPORTLOCATION], [CLIENTACCESSLOGLEVEL], [DEFAULTPARTITION], [GLOBALEXCELEXPORTFILEPATH], [RECVERSION], [PARTITION], [RECID]) VALUES (N'Admin', N'', 1, N'', -538365, -1, 12, -1, 6, 20, 5, 1000, -8209, 1, 1, 0, 4, N'', N'', N'', -1, 0, N'', 9, N'', 9, N'', 9, 0, N'DAT', 0, 0, 0, N'', N'', N'', N'', 3, N'S-1-5-21-2695551178-503613781-3438119305-1106', N'contoso', N'DynamicsInstallUser', 0, 0, N'en-us', N'en-us', 89, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 1, N'', 1791229002, 5637144577, 5637145326)

INSERT [dbo].[USERINFO] ([ID], [NAME], [ENABLE], [DEL_STARTUPMENU], [STATUSLINEINFO], [TOOLBARINFO], [DEBUGINFO], [AUTOINFO], [AUTOUPDATE], [GARBAGECOLLECTLIMIT], [HISTORYLIMIT], [MESSAGELIMIT], [GENERALINFO], [SHOWSTATUSLINE], [SHOWTOOLBAR], [DEBUGGERPOPUP], [SHOWAOTLAYER], [DEL_PASSWORD], [DEL_OSACCOUNTNAME], [STARTUPPROJECT], [CONFIRMDELETE], [CONFIRMUPDATE], [REPORTFONTNAME], [REPORTFONTSIZE], [FORMFONTNAME], [FORMFONTSIZE], [PROPERTYFONTNAME], [PROPERTYFONTSIZE], [INFOLOGLEVEL], [COMPANY], [AUTOLOGOFF], [QUERYTIMELIMIT], [TRACEINFO], [REPORTTOPMARGIN], [REPORTBOTTOMMARGIN], [REPORTLEFTMARGIN], [REPORTRIGHTMARGIN], [COMPILERWARNINGLEVEL], [SID], [NETWORKDOMAIN], [NETWORKALIAS], [ENABLEDONCE], [EXTERNALUSER], [LANGUAGE], [HELPLANGUAGE], [PREFERREDTIMEZONE], [PREFERREDCALENDAR], [HOMEPAGEREFRESHDURATION], [NOTIFYTIMEZONEMISMATCH], [FILTERBYGRIDONBYDEFAULT], [GLOBALFORMOPENMODE], [DEL_DEFAULTMODELID], [SHOWMODELNAMEINAOT], [ACCOUNTTYPE], [ISSUERRECID], [CREDENTIALRECID], [GLOBALLISTPAGELINKMODE], [GLOBALEXCELEXPORTMODE], [GLOBALEXCELEXPORTLOCATION], [CLIENTACCESSLOGLEVEL], [DEFAULTPARTITION], [GLOBALEXCELEXPORTFILEPATH], [RECVERSION], [PARTITION], [RECID]) VALUES (N'Admin', N'', 1, N'', -538365, -1, 12, -1, 6, 20, 5, 1000, -8209, 1, 1, 0, 4, N'', N'', N'', -1, 0, N'', 9, N'', 9, N'', 9, 0, N'DAT', 0, 0, 0, N'', N'', N'', N'', 3, N'S-1-5-21-2695551178-503613781-3438119305-1106', N'contoso', N'DynamicsInstallUser', 0, 0, N'en-us', N'en-us', 89, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 1, N'', 1, 5637144578, 5637144577)

9. Go to System Administration > Checklists to upgrade business data and run data upgrade using the Data Upgrade checklist for In-Place Upgrade.


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