Previously, I blogged on Installing Windows 8 on Virtual Machine over here http://daxdilip.blogspot.com/2011/09/installing-windows-8-developer-preview.html and as promised in my last post, I have come up with this post on installing Dynamics AX on Windows 8.
I was able to install successfully Dynamics AX 4.0 and 2009 Client (The installation experience is the same as before).
Note, I have both the AOS's running on my local host.
Below are couple of screenshots of Dynamics AX Client on Windows 8:
a. Shortcut of Dynamics AX on Metro Style Desktop
b. Dynamics AX Client on Win 8
Installation of Dynamics AX 2012 on Windows 8
You might be wondering, why did I install pervious versions of AX and why not AX 2012? :-), Well, I tried but the Pre-Requisite Validation software fails on Windows 8 :-(
By seeing the log below, it looks like there's a compatibility issue either with Windows Installer or the .Net framework on which the Validation software was built. Will dig in later when I get some time.
Message: Version string portion was too short or too long.
FullText: System.ArgumentException: Version string portion was too short or too long.
at System.Version..ctor(String version)
at Microsoft.Dynamics.Setup.PrereqAssembly.Utilities.ParseVersionString(String vstring)
at Microsoft.Dynamics.Setup.PrereqAssembly.PreReqCheckItemVersion.ValidateVersion(String versionString)
at Microsoft.Dynamics.Setup.PrereqAssembly.PreReqCollection.PerformAsyncPrereqChecks(Object sender, DoWorkEventArgs e)
at System.ComponentModel.BackgroundWorker.WorkerThreadStart(Object argument)
==== Setup encountered an unhandled exception and could not be completed. For details see the previous messages in the log. ===