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  • Blog Post: Microsoft BI Authentication and Identity Delegation

    Microsoft BI Authentication and Identity Delegation Whitepaper by Kay Unkroth http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn186184.aspx
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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 http://www.youtube.com/user/MicrosoftDynamicsERP...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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 http://blogs.msdn.com/epblog/attachment/9727309.ashx and the screencast on setting up EP on such NLB web farm http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics/ax/ee384254.aspx . This screencast and...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: EMEA AX support team's blog

    EMEA AX support team's blog http://blogs.msdn.com/emeadaxsupport/ has many useful EP deployment related posts. Great job team!!!
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 - EP deployment webinar screen cast

    The EP deployment webinar that I conducted on May 4th is now available in Channel9. There were audio interruptions during the webinar. So I redid it and captured it as a screen cast and posted it to Channel9. http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/meysun/Microsoft-Dynamics-AX-2009-Enterprise-Portal-Deployment...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Portal Webinar Content

    Below is the powerpoint that I am going to use for May 4th Webinar on Enterprise Portal deployment. The link to the attachment is at the bottom of this blog post below the comments link.
  • Blog Post: Upcoming EP Webinars

    We are having four webinars on Microsoft Dynamics AX EP development and deployment , one each in North America and EMEA time zone. This is open to all partners, customers and Microsoft employees. Session 1 : EP Development ( repeated) – 28 th April by Diwakar Bedekar , Microsoft Here is another...
  • Blog Post: Integrating EP Web Parts to non-EP SharePoint sites

    If you already have SharePoint sites ( not based on EP site templates) and if you would like to use some of the AX web parts in those sites, it's easily doable in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009. Here are the steps to do. (1) Integrating EP web parts to other sites requires install EP on the SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Convergence session: Enterprise Portal Deployment Tips and tricks

    Here is a quick summary of what Jackie Olson from Ax support team presented in Convergence for the Enterprise Portal / Role Center deployment Tips and tricks interactive session. Thanks Jackie for putting together this document. This is very helpful. Convergence session: Enterprise Portal Deployment...
  • Blog Post: w3wp crash while installing EP or creating EP site

    Thanks to our CSS team, below is the resolution for EP site creation crashing w3wp issue. Action: Installing AX 2009 Enterprise Portal on Windows Server 2008 Result: The w3wp.exe process crashes during installation. You get the following error in the application event log: Faulting...
  • Blog Post: AxUpdatePortal utility

    The AxUpdatePortal utility, installed with Service Pack 1 of Microsoft Dynamics AX, is often needed when deploying changes, such as modifications, or additions from AOT to Enterprise Portal Server and to the Sites. It will help you deploy Web-related changes to all Enterprise Portal sites on an IIS server...
  • Blog Post: Deploying Ax 2009 SP1 EP

    Setting Up New Enterprise Portal Servers in new Ax installation 1. Install Dynamics AX 2009 AOS and Client a. Do not install EP during this step. 2. Complete the Initialization Checklist. 3. Run the SP1 patch on the AOS and Client. 4. Complete the Update Checklist. Now the AOS is ready...
  • Blog Post: Getting Around Thread was being aborted error when creating EP site.

    Wishing you all a Very Happy New Year!!! When you are trying to create EP Site on a machine low in memory or processing power, some times you may get “Thread was being aborted.” Error. To avoid this error, you should increase the executiontimeout. Change connection time-out properties in the web...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Enterprise Portal / Role Centers - Deployment Tips-n-Tricks – 3

    For tips 1-7 , refer to http://blogs.msdn.com/solutions/archive/2008/06/23/microsofty-dynamics-ax-2009-enterprise-portal-role-centers-deployment-tips-n-tricks-1.aspx For tips 8-16 , refer to http://blogs.msdn.com/solutions/archive/2008/09/29/microsofty-dynamics-ax-2009-enterprise-portal-role-centers...
  • Blog Post: EP Deployment - Internals

    When you run Microsoft Dynamics Ax 2009 EP setup and go through the setup wizard, you might wonder what is going on behind the sceens. Here is a high level flow Set BCProxyAccount Info in DynamicsAX ( from the user Account info entered for BC proxy in the Setup screen) If(VirtualServerIsAlreadyExtended...
  • Blog Post: Setting up EP in NLB Cluster

    Thanks to the EP test team , here are the steps to setup Enterprise Portal in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 on a NLB cluster. 1. Setting up the Virtual IP and host header name a. Connect to the domain controller of the domain (DMZDC) that the NLB will reside in, and open Administrative Tools >DNS...
  • Blog Post: Microsofty Dynamics AX 2009 Enterprise Portal / Role Centers - Deployment Tips-n-Tricks - 2

    For tips 1-7 , refer to http://blogs.msdn.com/solutions/archive/2008/06/23/microsofty-dynamics-ax-2009-enterprise-portal-role-centers-deployment-tips-n-tricks-1.aspx (8) Report Deployment is giving below error "The following components have not been installed or are not configured correctly. AL.exe...
  • Blog Post: EP Visual Studio Add-In

    The EP dev tools setup installs EP project and control templates and Visual studio Add-In for VS 2008. EP dev tools requires that EP is installed on the same box. The Web Site project template AxWebProject.zip is installed in My Documents folder under Visual Studio 2008\Templates\ProjectTemplates...
  • Blog Post: Microsofty Dynamics AX 2009 Enterprise Portal / Role Centers - Deployment Tips-n-Tricks - 1

    (1) Installation of Enterprise portal component, gives the following error:Error executing code: SysDevelopmentProxy (object) has no valid runable code in method 'generate'. a. Go to Ax Client ( on a machine where Business Connector is installed) b. Open the AOT\Classes node c. Right click on the SysDevelopmentProxy...
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