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Install web services on IIS [AX 2012]

Updated: November 11, 2013

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

This topic describes installation of the Microsoft Dynamics AX web services on Internet Information Services (IIS).

NoteNote

Web services on IIS is an optional component. The Application Object Server (AOS) is the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service host for Microsoft Dynamics AX services. The AOS-hosted services are available to users and applications across an intranet. To consume services over the Internet, you must host services on Internet Information Services (IIS). Skip this procedure if you do not need to expose the Microsoft Dynamics AX services over the Internet.

Verify that the following steps are completed before you install the Microsoft Dynamics AX web services on IIS:

  • On the computer where you will install the web services, run the prerequisite validation utility to verify that system requirements have been met. For information about how to run the prerequisite validation utility, see Check prerequisites.

    For more information about the hardware and software requirements for Microsoft Dynamics AX, see the system requirements.

    Caution noteCaution

    Do not install web services on IIS on a server that is a network domain controller.

  • Create a domain account that will be used as the Business Connector proxy account. For more information, see Create service accounts.

  • Make sure that you have the required permissions to install the web services. For more information, see Verify that you have the required permissions for installation.

Use the following steps to verify that the Web Server role is configured properly:

  1. When you ran the prerequisite validation utility in the preceding section, it configured the Web Server role. However, the prerequisite validation utility does not install the ASP.NET role service. Use the following steps to install the ASP.NET role service. For more information about role services, see Available Role Services by Category.

    • Start Server Manager. Expand the Server Manager (computer_name) node. Right-click Web Server (IIS), and then click Add Role Services.

    • On the Select Role Services dialog, expand the Web Server (Installed) > Application Development (Installed) node, and then select ASP.NET. Click Next and step through the wizard pages. Restart the server.

  2. Create a website that Setup will use to install the Microsoft Dynamics AX web services. You can create a new website or use an existing one, such as Default Web Site on IIS. See the IIS documentation for instructions about how to create a new website.

    TipTip

    For ease of administration, we recommend that you create a new website before installing Microsoft Dynamics AX web services.

Use this procedure to install the Microsoft Dynamics AX web services on IIS. If you are installing other Microsoft Dynamics AX components at the same time, the installation pages vary based on the components that you are installing.

  1. Start Microsoft Dynamics AX Setup. Under Install, select Microsoft Dynamics AX components.

  2. Advance through the initial wizard pages.

  3. If the setup support files have not yet been installed, the Select a file location page is displayed. The setup support files are required for installation. Provide a file location or accept the default location and then click Next. On the Ready to install page, click Install.

  4. If you’re installing AX 2012 R3, in the Select an installation option page, click Microsoft Dynamics AX.

  5. On the Select installation type page, click Custom installation, and then click Next.

  6. On the Select components page, select Web services on IIS, and then click Next.

  7. On the Prerequisite validation results page, resolve any errors. For more information about how to resolve prerequisite errors, see Check prerequisites. When no errors remain, click Next.

  8. If you are installing on a 64-bit operating system, the Select a file location page is displayed. Select the location where 32-bit versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX files should be installed and then click Next.

  9. On the Connect to an AOS instance page, enter the name of the computer that is running the AOS instance that you want to connect to. You can optionally specify the name of the AOS instance, the TCP/IP port number, and the Web Services Description Language (WSDL) port for services. Click Next.

    NoteNote

    If you entered AOS connection information for other Microsoft Dynamics AX components that are installed on this computer, this page is not displayed. Subsequent installations on this computer reuse the existing AOS connection.

  10. On the Specify Business Connector proxy account information page, enter the password for the proxy account used by the .NET Business Connector. Click Next.

  11. On the Configure IIS for Web services page, accept default values or provide information for the website, application pool, and virtual directory. Setup will create a virtual directory and an application pool for the Microsoft Dynamics AX web services under the selected website. The application pool will run as the .NET Business Connector proxy user that you entered in the previous step.

    ImportantImportant

    You must restart IIS after Setup installs the web services. Select Restart IIS after installation is complete to automatically restart IIS.

    Click Next to continue.

  12. On the Specify an AOS account page, provide the service accounts for the AOS instances that you will use with web services on IIS. For more information about AOS accounts, see, Create service accounts.

    Click Next to continue.

  13. On the Prerequisite validation results page, resolve any errors. When no errors remain, click Next.

  14. On the Ready to install page, click Install.

  15. After the installation is complete, click Finish to close the wizard.

This section provides instructions for how to configure and test web services on IIS.

For IIS 7.0, use the following steps to configure the application pool that is associated with Microsoft Dynamics AX web services. This step is required to set the correct version of the .NET Framework.

  1. In Server Manager, Expand the Server Manager > Roles > Web Server (IIS) node and then click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.

  2. In the Connections pane, expand the node for your server name and then click Application Pools.

  3. In the Application Pools pane, right-click the application pool that is associated with the Microsoft Dynamics AX web services and click Basic Settings….

  4. In the Edit Application Pool dialog box, select .NET Framework 4.0 or a later version, such as V4.0.30319. Select Integrated from the Managed pipeline mode list. Notice that the Start application pool immediately option is selected. Click OK to return to Server Manager.

  5. Restart the server.

Use the following steps to register the website in Microsoft Dynamics AX.

  1. Click System administration > Setup > Services and Application Integration Framework > Web sites.

  2. On the Web sites form, verify that the website was created and has appropriate values for the Name, Virtual directory share path, Description, and URL fields. The default name is computername-Default Web Site-MicrosoftDynamicsAXAif60. The default URL is http://computername:8101/MicrosoftDynamicsAXAif60. The default share path for the virtual directory is \\computername\MicrosoftDynamicsAXAif60.

  3. Click Validate. Verify that the Infolog dialog confirms:

    • The website is configured properly.

    • You can access the computer and the website.

For information about how to add or configure websites, see Add or configure websites.

NoteNote

When you install web services on IIS, a record for the new website is added to AifWebsites table. If you uninstall web services on IIS, this record is not deleted from the table. This record may cause a warning to be displayed if you reinstall web services on IIS. You can manually delete the record from the AifWebsites table or simply ignore the warning.

For information about managing integration ports, see Services and AIF operations.


Announcements: To see known issues and recent fixes, use Issue search in Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS).

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