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Issues with EP tools, on 64-bit Windows server 2008.


1)  EP Tools and Dynamics Ax Web Projects Template are not shown in Visual Studio
2)  Unable to connect to Microsoft Dynamics AX. The Dynamics AX Enterprise Portal Tools are not available.


If we installed the EP tools with the AOS Admin account, the tools will be available to that Admin account only, not to other users.

In this case we need to follow the below steps.

1)      Dynamics Ax Web Project Template:

When we are trying to create the new Website for Dynamics Ax EP Dev, the Dynamics Ax Web Project template is not available,

For the above issue go to the following path from the AOS Admin account and copy the floders which are there in that path, paste into the same path of other user accounts

[Make sure that Visual Studio is opened at least once from that user profile/account, then only we can find the following path from that user account]

C:\Users\ax2009_AOS\Documents\Visual Studio 2008\Templates\ItemTemplates\Visual Web Developer\Csharp

C:\Users\ax2009_AOS\Documents\Visual Studio 2008\Templates\ProjectTemplates\Visual Web Developer\CSharp

2)      Dynamics Ax Tool Box Items are not available:

If Dynamics Ax tool box is not available, go to the following path from AOS account. [Here AppData is hidden folder]. Copy the contents and replace in other User accounts folder, which are shown in the  following figure.


3)      Add to AOT  & Add the user control from AOT, options in Solution explorer:

If the above options are not available, make sure that the following path is mentioned in Visual Studio’s macros. The follwing window can be opened from Tools –> Options…

For the above two issues, I have got the hint from the following link, w.r.t 2003 server


In this article again, I have mentioned same w.r.t 2008 server and the 3rd issue as well.

Categories: Dynamics Ax
  1. Tommy Skaue
    December 4, 2010 at 10:35 am

    These issues aren’t really related to just 64 bits Windows 2008, are they? I suppose this is a general problem on all supported Windows versions. Good guide, though. 🙂

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