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Monday, March 17, 2014

Basic domain accounts needed for Dynamics AX Installation

In order to run a Microsoft Dynamics AX implementation many services are required. You must create domain accounts to run the services, and each domain account must be a dedicated account (used only for the specific service).
Additionally, you must have a password that does not expire, minimal access to network resources, and be able to log on as a service.

  • The following domain accounts to run Microsoft Dynamics AX services
    AccountDescriptionTo configure this account...
    AOS Service Account The domain account or Network Service account the Microsoft Dynamics AX Object Server Windows service will run as. This account is used to communicate with the database server. Consider the following points when you select an account:
    • It is strongly recommend that you use a domain account in a production environment. You should use the Network Service account only in development and testing environments.
    • If the SQL Server and the AOS are on different computers, you must use a domain account.
    • If you plan to install any Microsoft Dynamics AX components on a domain controller, you must use a domain account.
    • If you plan to use Message Queuing (also known as MSMQ) for document exchange with web services on IIS, and you want to send signed messages, you must use a domain account. (If you are sending unsigned messages using web services on IIS, the AOS can run under the Network Service account.)
    Select this account when running the Setup wizard to install an AOS instance.
    Business Connector Proxy Account The domain account the .NET Business Connector will run as. This account will be used to connect to the AOS on behalf of a Microsoft Dynamics AX user, without granting that user excessive privileges in the system. NOTE: This account must not be a Microsoft Dynamics AX user. Select this account in the System service accounts form.
    Synchronize Service Account The domain account the Microsoft Office Project synchronization service will run as. It is recommended that this account be configured with no local logon rights. Select this account in the System service accounts form.
       
  • The following domain accounts to run SQL Server services
    AccountDescriptionTo configure this account...
    SQL Server Database Engine Account The domain account the SQL Server (MSSQLSERVER) Windows service will run as. Select this account when installing the Database Engine.
    SQL Server Reporting Services Account The domain account the SQL Server Reporting Services (MSSQLSERVER) Windows service will run as. When installing Reporting Services, specify that the Reporting Services Windows service should run as the .NET Business Connector account.
    SQL Services Analysis Services Account The domain account the SQL Server Analysis Services (MSSQLSERVER) Windows service will run as. When installing Analysis Services, specify that the Analysis Services Windows service should run as the .NET Business Connector account. IMPORTANT: The .NET Business Connector account must have read access to the Microsoft Dynamics AX online transaction processing (OLTP) database.

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