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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Running Multiple Instances of EP on Single Machine

These days, I was looking to collect some information for configuring multiple instances of EP on a single server. e.g. running DEV and TEST EP on the same box as many clients dont have the bandwidth or budget for having 2 separate servers for both. Here's a great piece of information from Mey MeenakshiSundaram about running multiple instances of EP on the same server. Thanks Mey for the great post. It's written for Dynamics AX 4.0 but I believe this should work for Dynamics AX 2009 as well.

1 comment:

Einar said...

There is one drawback to this. When you deploy you controls from the two different systems they go to the same folder on the server.

This is usually in the following path "C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS\ep"

Lets say for example you change the CustomerListGrid ASP user control. When you deploy from the DEV system the code will be sent from the AOT to the above path.

This will overridre what ever the TEST system should be using.

So change in one system will be global for all other systems running on the same server.

This can be changed by setting up a new virtual directory for e.g. the TEST system. But that requiers a change in some macros in Ax, to point to the new virtual directory.

So this is possible but it is a dirty solution, in my mind at least