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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Step by Step Guide How to Install Dynamics AX2012 Enterprise Portal

How to Install Dynamics AX2012 Enterprise Portal

This is the second post in the series of installing Dynamics AX2012 Components. You can refer to the first post here - (Installing the base Dynamics AX Components - Databases, AOS, Client, Debugger, Office Addins)

This post will talk about installing Dynamics AX2012 Enterprise Portal.
The basic pre-requisite for Installing Enterprise Portal is Sharepoint 2010 Foundation/Sharepoint 2010 Server

Since this is sandpit/training box, I would be just installing Sharepoint Foundation 2010.

i. Install the Sharepoint 2010 Pre-Requisites shown below

ii. Pre-Requisites Installed Successfully

iii. Now, start with the Foundation Installation

iv. Run the Sharepoint Configuration Wizard
v. After all the tasks are completed successfully, you are welcomed to the Sharepoint Team site

Tip - If you are planning to Install Sharepoint 2010 on Windows 7, please see the steps here which I posted a while ago -

Installing Dynamics AX2012 Enterprise Portal

i. Now, let's go ahead and install Enterprise Portal Component. Run the setup and click Next

ii. Check the Pre-Requisite Validation runs fine and then move next

iii. Enter the .Net BC Connector Information
iv. Configure the website, I just left the defaults as it is and moved next
v. Move next with the installation

vi. Encountered an error at this step

Looked at the error log file which came up, and found the below logs:

Error: Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off.
Installation completed successfully, but Setup could not create the Enterprise Portal website. You can create the website by running Setup and installing Enterprise Portal again. You can also manually create a website using SharePoint Central Administration.

An error occurred during setup of Enterprise Portal (EP).
Registering tracing manifest file "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics AX\60\Server\Common\"
WEvtUtil.exe install-manifest "C:\Users\itadmin.PASPALEY\AppData\Local\Temp\tmpA5A1.tmp
**** Warning: Publisher {8e410b1f-eb34-4417-be16-478a22c98916} is installed on
Didn't spent much time on troubleshooting this one as I have seen this error of logging with temporary profile before, but not with EP. The simplest solution which worked for me was to restart the box , login back and run the Enterprise Portal Setup again and that fixed the issue.

Finally, the Role center page arrives :-)... I can recall my pervious experience with  Dynamics AX 4.0 and 2009 version, never I was able to install MOSS and Enterprise Portal at the first go successfully without too many hiccups.

Additional Tip/Note -
Installation of Sharepoint Foundation 2010 Creates a new SQL Server named instance for e.g. In this case TEST-DEMOAX2012/Sharepoint where all sharepoint related databases can be found


Alok Joshi said...

Hi Dilip,
I am trying to install Microsoft sharePoint Foundation 2010 on my laptop and its throwing error saying Sharepoint is not allowed on a stand alone machine. Did you encountered same problem? or it went on fine?

Alok Joshi

sweatingDynamics said...

nice! thanks for posting... wish Microsoft could be at least as good as blogs like these with descriptions. Their TechNet site is useless!

Unknown said...

Hi Alok, please refer to here:

You need to add the allow client install option in the config.xml.

Dawsy said...

Hi Dilip,
What about updating the AX Portal, I have made some changes in the AX but it is not reflecting on the portal. I tried running AX Update Utility and landed up getting an error on the command prompt.

Do we have any steps or guide to follow.
Any help would be highly appreciated.

Ramakrishna Challa said...

Hi sir, i'm getting some problem with reporting services after restoring demodata.... the error is as blow.

"The 'AX_CompanyName' parameter is missing a value"

Anonymous said...

Hi, thanks for a great blog!
I also got problem with install of EP. It didn't go away though after restart, I got errors like
2014-10-10 20:17:56Z Failed to find the XML file at location '14\Template\Features\DynamicsAxEnterprisePortal\feature.xml'
The problem was that I installed Foundation 2010 after a failed SharePoint Foundation 2013 install.
What I did not expect was, that the failed install did leave "dirt" in Registry. I had to
rename HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\15.0
to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\15dot0
after that the EP install worked fine.

Termópilas said...

WO Ramakrishna Challa you saved my life Thanks!