Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 EP – Admin Enhancements

Cut costs Deployment and User management of large Web sites can be taunting tasks for Administrators. The topology could be complex and knowing and installing the pre-requisites can be time consuming and tedious jobs. Having a pleasant setup and deployment experience is critical for the successful adoption of the product and EP team has invested…


Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Virtual Launch Event

 Registration is now open for the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 virtual launch event. Tune in on Thursday, September 8th at 9:00am PST  For a quick intro the features in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, check out other videos on the Microsoft Dynamics ERP Channel  Enterprise Portal video is available at   Sharing Business Information…


Using EP as a subsite to your existing company intranet portal

If you already have a SharePoint based intranet portal for your company , you may want to create the Microsoft Dynamics AX Enterprise portal as a sub site to this intranet portal to provide a seamless integrated experience to the users. For EP sub site creation to work, you need to check and make sure…


64bit machine – VS EP add-in not deploying user control to SharePoint while saving

In 32 bit machine, when you edit an user control in VS using EP add-it, it automatically uploads the saved file to both AOT and to SharePoint (“%SYSTEM Drive:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS\ep” folder on the web server) If you are using  64 bit machine for EP, make sure getSharepointTemplatePath method of SysEPDeployment class…


Screencast – How to set up Enterprise Portal (EP) in a Network Load Balancing (NLB) MOSS 2007 cluster

Anunay Kumar from the Enterprise Portal test team created a step-by-step guide on setting up SharePoint in NLB and the screencast on setting up EP on such NLB web farm This screencast and more videos are available at “How do I” Videos – Dynamics AX section. Thanks Anunay and we are excited to see…


Kerberos configuration for Clients accessing Role Center from outside of intranet

If you have EP/Role Centers rolled out in your intranet with Kerberos configured ( refer to Kerberos configuration document )  and now would like to expose this to your domain users outside of your corpnet, for example employee would access their role center from home, then you need to additionally configure Kerberos protocol configuration. You might…


Move EP site from one machine to another

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 provides simple way to import your changes to pages into AOT and use the AX xpo mechanism to export/import the page/web control and other aot changes to the other machine and deploy them.  But there amy be cases where you have heavily customized your SharePoint site not just the pages but the…


Setting Up EP with host headers

Host headers are used either to provide a user-friendly name to the web site address ( and not expose the actual machine name of the web server) or to have multiple IIS websites running on the same port but distinguished by different names. For example, you may have a machine with the name abcxyz but…


EMEA AX support team’s blog

EMEA AX support team’s blog has many useful EP deployment related posts. Great job team!!!