Monday, July 02, 2012

Dynamics Ax 2012: Installing EP on a Web Farm

Read the following topic on technet also before read this article : http://technet.microsoft.com/EN-US/library/ee355087

While I was installing EP on a new server (SP2010 on Win2008R2) which was a Web Farm I faced with a problem in which the EP installation failed to "Create Website"! I have also could not create a website using Client app (System Administration -> Setup -> Enterprise Portal) with the error: HTTP Error 401.1 - Unauthorized: Access
But this link did not help any more: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/871179/en-us
In the other hand, as long as this web farm used Host header in its SP Web App, Microsoft solution for "BackConnectionHostNames" registry entry, but it is maybe useful in other cases, so read this carefully.

Finally i found the workaround, as long as you have never found an article on the net:
First, I installed  the EP (run ax setup) with uncheck "Create Website", after setup completed then from SharePoint Administration page created a new site collection (assumed we have created Web Application before)  and select Custom Template here (but 99% it will be empty in this case), anyway select:  "select later…="" template=""), then after it created that it would prompt for a template selection so here when choose Custom again it now appeared with "Microsoft Dynamics AX Enterprise Portal template, …" I have done!

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