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Integrating Dynamics Ax with TFS 2010–Part 3: Preparing the DEV Machine


In the previous post,  we detailed the procedure for installing a Team ID Server so that any new objects created in independent development machines would not have clashing ID’s for the objects created.

Following on from that, this post begins the Development Machine installation procedure. In order for development to occur in a team environment with independent developer machines,  the components required for development need to be installed on each developer machine.

Install SQL Server 2005 and SP 2

In order to develop with the reporting services components of Dynamics Ax, you will need to install SQL Server 2005 with Reporting Services. This step can be skipped if Reporting Services development is not a requirement.

NOTE: This was done in an effort to do reporting services development. However, it was found that it was not sufficient, and at this stage we are still looking to fix this.

SQL 2005 Installation Notes

  • IIS needs to be installed before you can install Reporting Services. This post details the IIS Requirements for SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services
  • If you are installing on a 64-bit operating system, then some extra steps are needed to ensure that ASP.NET can run in 32-bit mode on IIS
  • Run the installer and accept the prompts until you get to the Components to Install page, then select the Advanced button and ensure that the following components are installed:



  • Create a non-default instance (as the SQL 2008 R2 instance will be the default) then select Next


  • Run the service as the Network Service account. Ensure that the Service Account screen looks similar to below then select Next


  • i. On the Authentication Mode screen, ensure that Windows Authentication Mode is selected then select Next


  • Accept the default collation (provided that the locale on the base Operating System has been set correctly – check this before proceeding) then select Next


  • On the Reporting Server Installation Options screen, accept the defaults then select Next


  • Accept the defaults on the Error and Usage Reporting Settings page then select Next.


  • On the ready to Install page, select Install


  • You may be asked about installing BIDS that there are compatibility issues – Just run the application. When the install is finished, select Next


  • Select Finish


SQL Server 2005 SP 2 Installation

This is left as an exercise for the reader, as it should simply be following the prompts. If you get a warning about incompatibility, simply select Run


In the next post, we will detail the installation of Dynamics Ax.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. 15/07/2011 11:26 pm

    Thanks, great screenshots too. Personally I always tick the ‘Give MS all your information about everything’ boxes, not sure why now I’m thinking about it…

    Out of interest why do you use the Network service account rather than the Local service account?


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