A configuration is a group of startup and event-tracing settings for Microsoft Dynamics AX. Configurations are stored in the Windows registry by default, but can also be stored as files. You can manage configurations for your local Microsoft Dynamics AX Windows client or for the system-wide .NET Business Connector using the Microsoft Dynamics AX Configuration Utility, which provides a graphical interface to manage configurations. You can perform the following actions with this utility:

  • Change the Application Object Server (AOS) that a client connects to.

  • Set event-tracing options to aid in troubleshooting and performance tuning.

  • Move from a development environment to a production environment.

  • Set a startup message and startup company.

  • Change the log directory.

  • Specify client/server encrypted communication settings.

  • Specify whether a system allows debugging.

  • Save a configuration file for use in a broad deployment of clients.

You can deploy the Configuration Utility locally on a computer, but when you deploy a large number of clients, we recommend deploying the Configuration Utility on a network share. In this deployment strategy, a change to a shared configuration file will affect all of the clients that are pointed to it.

The Microsoft Dynamics AX Configuration Utility help file provides more information about the configuration utility. To launch the help file, click on the Helpbutton on the Microsoft Dynamics AX Configuration Utilityform ( Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Configuration).

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