Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 System Requirements

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 System Requirements
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 System Requirements
Microsoft Corporation
Published: July 2012
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Table of Contents
System requirements for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 ....................................................................................................... 4
Network requirements ................................................................................................................................................................... 4
Network response time ............................................................................................................................................................. 4
Local area network (LAN) environments ............................................................................................................................ 4
Wide area network (WAN) environments .......................................................................................................................... 4
Domain requirements .................................................................................................................................................................... 5
Minimum hardware ......................................................................................................................................................................... 5
Software requirements for all computers ............................................................................................................................... 6
Software requirements for server computers ....................................................................................................................... 7
Supported server operating systems ................................................................................................................................... 7
Software requirements for database servers .................................................................................................................... 8
Software requirements for other Microsoft Dynamics AX server components .................................................. 8
Virtual server support.............................................................................................................................................................. 11
Software requirements for client computers ..................................................................................................................... 12
Supported client operating systems ................................................................................................................................. 12
Software requirements for the Microsoft Dynamics AX client ............................................................................... 13
Software requirements for other client components ................................................................................................. 14
Virtual client support ............................................................................................................................................................... 14
Hardware and software requirements for Retail components .................................................................................... 15
Hardware requirements for communications servers ................................................................................................ 15
Hardware requirements for the store database computer ...................................................................................... 15
Hardware requirements for a point-of-sale computer .............................................................................................. 16
Supported peripheral devices for Retail .......................................................................................................................... 16
Supported operating systems for Retail components ............................................................................................... 17
Database requirements for the retail store database................................................................................................. 17
64-bit operating system support ............................................................................................................................................ 18
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System requirements for Microsoft Dynamics AX
2012
Before you install Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, make sure that the system that you are working with
meets or exceeds the minimum network, hardware, and software requirements.
Network requirements
Microsoft Dynamics AX can operate on networks that use Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) or Internet
Protocol Version 6 (IPv6).
Consider the network environment when you plan the system, and use the following guidelines.
Network response time
The following table lists the minimum network requirements for the connection between the client and
the Application Object Server (AOS) and the connection between the AOS and the database in a Microsoft
Dynamics AX system.
Value
Client to AOS
AOS to database
Bandwidth (b)
100 megabits per second (Mbps)
100 Mbps
The total response time for running a task in Microsoft Dynamics AX is expressed by the following
formula:
Response time = (Number of calls to and from the server * Latency) + Number of bytes sent/b
Important:
The higher the latency, the higher the response time. You are responsible for making sure that the
response time caused by latency in your network is acceptable for your business.
Local area network (LAN) environments
Connect directly through a Microsoft Dynamics AX Windows client. Windows Server Terminal Services is
not required.
Wide area network (WAN) environments
Terminal Services is not required when bandwidth constraints do not exist, and when user interactions on
the client require 6 or fewer round trips. With an average of 100 milliseconds latency, we expect a delay of
approximately 600 milliseconds. Customizations and data configurations will require optimization to
reduce round trips to 6 or fewer round trips per user interaction.
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In a WAN environment that uses legacy X++ reporting, connect by using Windows Server Terminal
Services or another remote connection product, regardless of network latency.
In a WAN environment that has greater than 100 milliseconds peak latency, you must use Terminal
Services to deploy Microsoft Dynamics AX Windows clients.
Notes:
Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services, or Terminal Services, includes TS RemoteApp,
TS Easy Print, and TS Web Access. For more information about how to use Terminal Services, see
the Terminal Services site on Microsoft TechNet.
Other Terminal Emulation software, within the Microsoft Support policy, may also be used where
Terminal Services is allowed.
Domain requirements
Consider the following domain requirements when you install Microsoft Dynamics AX:

Computers that run Microsoft Dynamics AX components must belong to an Active Directory domain,
and Active Directory must be configured in native mode.

Computers that run Microsoft Dynamics AX components must have access to other computers in
Active Directory. These computers may be either in the same domain or in another trusted domain.

To support e-mail alerts in Microsoft Dynamics AX, an SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) server
must be present in the environment.
Minimum hardware
The following table lists the minimum hardware that is required to install and run Microsoft Dynamics AX.
Item
Requirement
Processor
Intel Pentium/Celeron family or compatible Pentium III Xeon or higher processor. We recommend
a processor speed of 1.1 GHz or higher.
Important:
Microsoft Dynamics AX is not supported on Itanium 64-bit processors.
RAM
We recommend 4 GB or more of RAM for server computers.
We recommend 2 GB or more of RAM for client computers.
Monitor
Super VGA (1024x768) or higher resolution monitor
Other
A DVD drive is required for an installation from a DVD.
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Actual requirements vary, based on the system configuration and based on the applications and features
that you decide to install. The following are some of the many factors that affect the choice of appropriate
hardware for a Microsoft Dynamics AX installation:

The number of transactions per hour

The number of concurrent users

The number of concurrent users of Enterprise Portal for Microsoft Dynamics AX

The number of remote connections

The number of locations
Software requirements for all computers
The following software must be present on a computer before any Microsoft Dynamics AX components
can be installed:

Microsoft .NET Framework
Most Microsoft Dynamics AX components, including the Setup wizard, require .NET Framework 3.5
with Service Pack 1. For those components that require .NET Framework 4.0, it is listed as an
additional requirement in this document.

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Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1 or Windows Installer 4.0
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Software requirements for server computers
The following Microsoft Dynamics AX components require a server installation:

Databases

Application Object Server (AOS)

Enterprise Portal

Enterprise Search

Help Server

Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services extensions

Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services configuration

Web services on Internet Information Services (IIS)

Synchronization proxy for Microsoft Project

Synchronization service for Microsoft Project

Management utilities
Supported server operating systems
The following table lists the server operating systems that are supported for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
components.
Operating system
Notes
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition, Enterprise
Edition, Web Edition, or Datacenter Edition
Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition,
Only 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 are
Web Edition, or Datacenter Edition, with Service Pack 2
supported.
Note:
Although a server operating system is required for most Microsoft Dynamics AX server
components, you can also install some server components on supported client operating systems.
However, this type of installation is supported only for demonstration or development. In a
production environment, you must install the server components on a supported server operating
system.
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Software requirements for database servers
The following table lists the software requirements for servers where you install the Microsoft Dynamics
AX databases.
Requirement
Notes
Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Standard, Enterprise, or

Business Intelligence edition
To use SQL Server 2012, you must install Microsoft
Dynamics AX hotfix 2680186.
–or–

Only 64-bit versions of SQL Server are supported.
SQL Server 2008 R2, Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter

For the minimum hardware requirements for SQL
edition. Service Pack 1 is supported, but not required.
Server, see
–or–
http://www.microsoft.com/sql/default.mspx.
SQL Server 2008, Standard or Enterprise edition, with

In a production environment, we recommend that
you install the latest Cumulative Update for the
Service Pack 1
version of SQL Server that you are using.
Collation
Microsoft Dynamics AX supports Unicode collations that
are case-insensitive, accent-sensitive, kana-sensitive, and
width-insensitive. The collation must match the
Microsoft Windows locale of the computers that are
running instances of the AOS. If you are setting up a new
installation, we recommend that you select a Windows
collation instead of a SQL Server collation. For more
information about how to select a collation for a SQL
Server database, see the SQL Server documentation.
Software requirements for other Microsoft Dynamics AX server
components
Some Microsoft Dynamics AX server components have additional requirements. The following table lists
these requirements.
Component
Additional requirements
Application Object Server (AOS)


Notes
.NET Framework 4.0, with the
Install SQL Server Native Client on the
hotfix from Knowledge Base
AOS server if the AOS server is separate
article 2390372.
from the database server.
SQL Server 2008 Native Client
You must install the SQL Server 2008
version of the Native Client, even if you
are using SQL Server 2012.
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Component
Additional requirements
Enterprise Portal

Web server role

IIS 7.0 or IIS 7.5

ASP.NET 2.0

Microsoft SharePoint
Notes

Edition or Enterprise Edition, can
support Enterprise Portal and
Enterprise Search. If you plan to use
SharePoint Foundation 2010 for
Foundation 2010
Enterprise Portal, you must also
–or–
install one of the search server
Microsoft SharePoint Server
applications that are listed for
2010, Standard Edition or
Enterprise Search.
Enterprise Edition

SharePoint Server 2010, Standard

You must install the SQL Server 2008
(recommended)
version of AMO, even if you are
SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis
using SQL Server 2012.
Management Objects (AMO)
Enterprise Search

Web server role

IIS 7.0 or IIS 7.5

ASP.NET 2.0

Windows PowerShell 2.0

Microsoft Search Server 2010
–or–
Microsoft Search Server Express
2010
–or–
Microsoft Fast Search Server
2010
–or–
SharePoint Server 2010,
Standard Edition or Enterprise
Edition (recommended)
Help Server

Web server role

IIS 7.0 or IIS 7.5

ASP.NET 4.0
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Component
Additional requirements
Reporting Services extensions

SQL Server 2012 Reporting
Notes

install Microsoft Dynamics AX hotfix
–or–
2680186.
SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting

is configured to run in SharePoint
3 or a later update
integrated mode.
–or–
SQL Server 2008 Reporting

The Reporting Services integration is
not supported on computers where
Services with Service Pack 2 and
instances of Reporting Services 2005
Cumulative Update 3 or a later
and Reporting Services 2008 are
update
Windows PowerShell 2.0
The Reporting Services integration is
not supported on a report server that
Services with Cumulative Update

To use SQL Server 2012, you must
Services
installed side by side.

By default, Windows PowerShell 2.0
is installed on Windows Server 2008
R2. On Windows Server 2008 Service
Pack 1, Windows PowerShell 2.0
must be installed manually. Before
you install version 2.0, make sure
that version 1.0 has been removed.
Analysis Services integration

SQL Server 2012 Analysis
The Analysis Services integration is not
Services
supported on computers where instances
–or–
of Analysis Services 2005 and Analysis
SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis
Services 2008 are installed side by side.
Services
–or–
SQL Server 2008 Analysis
Services

SQL Server Management Studio

SQL Server Business Intelligence
Development Studio
Web services on IIS

Web server role
The Windows SDK contains tools that

.NET Framework 4.0
make it easier to configure Web services.

IIS 7.0 or IIS 7.5

If you use web services to
exchange documents with
external partners, we
recommend that you install the
Windows SDK.
In particular, the Windows
Communication Foundation (WCF)
Configuration Editor Tool,
SvcConfigEditor.exe, provides a graphical
user interface (GUI) that you can use to
create and modify configuration settings.
Therefore, you do not have to directly
modify XML configuration files.
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Component
Additional requirements
Notes
Synchronization proxy for
The environment must include a
To use the integration with Project Server,
Microsoft Project
computer that is running the
the synchronization proxy must be
synchronization service and a
installed on the same computer as the
computer that is running Microsoft
Project Server Interface (PSI) Web service.
Project Server 2010.
Synchronization service for
Message Queuing, which is also
Message Queuing must be installed on
Microsoft Project
known as MSMQ
the computer where you are installing the
synchronization service.
Management utilities
Windows PowerShell 2.0
By default, Windows PowerShell 2.0 is
installed on Windows Server 2008 R2. On
Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1,
Windows PowerShell 2.0 must be
installed manually. Before you install
version 2.0, make sure that version 1.0
has been removed.
Virtual server support
Microsoft Dynamics AX is certified on Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V Virtualization, and will support
other virtualization solutions that participate in the Server Virtualization Validation Program, consistent
with the guidelines that are listed for all Microsoft software as part of Knowledge Base article 897615.
To use Hyper-V in a production environment, you must download the update for Windows Server 2008
that is described in Knowledge Base article 950050. The beta version of Hyper-V, which is included by
default with Windows Server 2008, is not supported.
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Software requirements for client computers
The following Microsoft Dynamics AX components can be installed on a client computer:

Windows client

Office Add-ins

Remote Desktop Services integration

Debugger

Microsoft Visual Studio Tools

Trace Parser

.NET Business Connector
Note:
These components can also be installed on any of the supported server operating systems.
Supported client operating systems
The following table lists the client operating systems that are supported for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
Operating system
Notes
Windows 7 Professional Edition, Ultimate Edition, or
Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 are
Enterprise Edition
supported.
Windows Vista Business Edition, Ultimate Edition, or
Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista are
Enterprise Edition, with Service Pack 2
supported.
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Software requirements for the Microsoft Dynamics AX client
The following table lists the software requirements that Microsoft Dynamics AX client computers must
meet.
Requirement
Notes
.NET Framework 4.0
Internet Explorer 9.0

Enterprise Portal.
–or–
Internet Explorer 8.0

To use the Safari browser, you must install Microsoft
Dynamics AX hotfix 2686124. Enterprise Portal supports Safari
–or–
only for end user tasks in the portal. Enterprise Portal does
Mozilla Firefox 3.5
–or–
A Web browser is required for client computers that access
not support Safari for developer or system administrator tasks.

Safari 5.1.2
Web browser clients can run on many operating systems.
However, those configurations are supported only for
issues that can be reproduced when the browser runs on
an operating system that is supported for Microsoft
Dynamics AX.
2007 Microsoft Office release, Service Pack 2
Office is required for Outlook, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel
–or–
integrations with Microsoft Dynamics AX.
2010 Office release
SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Management
AMO is required on client computers that are used to administer
Objects (AMO)
the OLAP database.

x86 download:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=188447

x64 download:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=188448
You must install the SQL Server 2008 version of AMO, even if you
are using SQL Server 2012.
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Software requirements for other client components
Some Microsoft Dynamics AX client components have additional requirements. The following table lists
these requirements.
Component
Additional requirements
Office Add-ins

Word or Excel
Although Office is recommended for all

Open XML SDK for Microsoft
client computers, you must install Word
Office 2.0

Visual Studio Tools for the
Microsoft Office System (VSTO) 4.0
Remote Desktop Services
Notes
or Excel to use the Office Add-ins. For
information about the supported
versions, see Software requirements for
the Microsoft Dynamics AX client.
No additional software requirements
integration
Debugger
No additional software requirements
Visual Studio Tools

Windows PowerShell 2.0

Visual Studio 2010, Professional
Edition, Premium Edition, Ultimate
Edition, or Team Edition, with
Service Pack 1
Trace Parser
No additional software requirements
.NET Business Connector
No additional software requirements
Virtual client support
The Windows client for Microsoft Dynamics AX is certified to work as a virtual application on Microsoft
Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6.
App-V transforms applications into virtual services. When an application is virtual, it is no longer installed
on a user's computer. Therefore, the application does not conflict with other applications. Updates are
centrally managed, so that users are not prompted for updates or restarts.
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Hardware and software requirements for Retail
components
The following sections list the hardware and software requirements for computers that are required to
implement Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail.
We recommend a minimum of four computers at the head office: the AOS computer, the database server,
a communications server, and at least one client computer. At the store, we recommend a
communications server, one computer for each register, and a database server. For more information
about the recommended topologies for Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail, see the Retail Deployment
Guide: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
The following components are included in the Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail solution:

Retail Headquarters

Retail POS (point of sale)

Retail Store Connect

Retail Transaction Service

Retail Store Database Utility

Retail POS Plug-Ins
Hardware requirements for communications servers
The following table lists the hardware requirements for a communications server at the head office or at
the store.
Item
Requirement
Processor
Minimum: Intel/AMD compatible 1.1 GHz (x86) or 1.4 GHz (x64) processor.
Recommended: Intel/AMD compatible 2 GHz processor
RAM
Minimum: 1 GB
Recommended: 2 GB
Available hard disk space
Minimum: 1.5 GB
Hardware requirements for the store database computer
The store database computer hosts a SQL Server database, and therefore must meet SQL Server hardware
requirements. For more information, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server
2008 R2 and Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2008.
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Hardware requirements for a point-of-sale computer
The following table lists the hardware requirements for a point-of-sale register. The requirements apply
whether or not an offline database is installed on the register computer. Each register computer that will
be used to process card payments must also have Internet access.
Item
Requirement
Processor
Minimum: Intel/AMD compatible 1.4 GHz processor
Recommended: Intel/AMD compatible 2 GHz processor
RAM
Minimum: 1 GB
Recommended: 2 GB
Available hard disk space
Minimum: 1.5 GB
Monitor
Super VGA (1024 × 768) or higher-resolution monitor or a touch screen
monitor
Mouse
Microsoft mouse or compatible pointing device
Supported peripheral devices for Retail
Each store must have enough peripheral devices—such as receipt printers, cash drawers, magnetic stripe
reader (MSR) devices, and personal identification number (PIN) pad devices—for each register in the store
Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail supports the following types of OLE for Retail (OPOS) devices for
registers:

Cash drawers

Receipt printers

Line or pole displays

Dual displays (with a second monitor that faces the customer)

Magnetic stripe readers (MSRs)

Bar code scanners

Scales

Keylocks (keyboard locks for manager override keys)

Keyboards

PIN pads
Important:
OPOS Common Control Objects, version 1.13, are required for peripheral devices. After using an
installation utility provided by a hardware manufacturer, confirm that the Common Control
Objects have not been overwritten by an earlier version. To help avoid performance issues, verify
that you are using the correct service objects for the hardware devices that you are using.
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Supported operating systems for Retail components
The following table lists the operating systems that are supported for Retail components. Unless
otherwise indicated, you must install the latest service pack for each operating system.
Note:
The Retail Headquarters component must be installed on a computer where the Microsoft
Dynamics AOS or client is installed. Therefore, the supported operating systems for Retail
Headquarters are the same as those for the AOS and client.
Operating system
Notes
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition, Enterprise
Edition, Web Edition, or Datacenter Edition
Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition, Enterprise
Only 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 are
Edition, Web Edition, or Datacenter Edition
supported.
Windows 7 Professional Edition, Ultimate Edition, or
Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 are
Enterprise Edition
supported.
Windows Embedded POSReady 7

Embedded POSReady are supported.
–or–
Windows Embedded POSReady 2009
Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows

Windows Embedded POSReady is supported only for
register computers in the store. Retail Headquarters
is not supported on this operating system.

Because Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 is
based on the Windows XP operating system, it is not
compatible with the Microsoft Dynamics AX installer.
To install Retail POS on Windows Embedded
POSReady 2009, you must use the instructions in this
blog post from the Microsoft Dynamics AX customer
support team.
Database requirements for the retail store database
The following table lists the supported software for the retail store database.
Requirement
Notes
SQL Server 2008 R2, Express, Standard, Enterprise, or
Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of SQL Server are
Datacenter edition
supported.
–or–
Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Express, Standard, or
Enterprise edition, with Service Pack 2
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64-bit operating system support
The following table summarizes how Microsoft Dynamics AX components run on 64-bit operating
systems.
Component
Application Object Server
Runs on a 32-bit
Runs on a 64-bit
operating system
operating system
Not recommended
Yes
(AOS)
Notes
A 64-bit operating system is required if
you must complete a full generation of
Common Intermediate Language (CIL),
such as in a development environment.
Windows client
Yes
Yes
The Windows client runs in 32-bit
mode on 64-bit operating systems.
Office Add-ins
Yes
Yes
Remote Desktop Services
Yes
Yes
Enterprise Portal
No
Yes
Help Server
No
Yes
Reporting Services
Not recommended
Yes
integration
extensions
The 32-bit version of Reporting
Services can be installed on a 64-bit
operating system. However, the
Microsoft Dynamics AX Reporting
Services extensions are not supported
in this scenario.
Synchronization service
Yes
Yes
Synchronization proxy
No
Yes
Web services on IIS
Yes
Yes
.NET Business Connector
Yes
Yes
Both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of
.NET Business Connector are installed
when you use a 64-bit operating
system.
Debugger
Yes
Yes
Visual Studio Tools
Yes
Yes
Visual Studio Tools runs in 32-bit mode
on 64-bit operating systems.
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