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Install retail components [AX 2012]

Updated: April 15, 2014

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

The topics in this section provide information about how to install the retail components for Microsoft Dynamics AX.


Retail components are available with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, AX 2012 R2, and AX 2012 Feature Pack.

Retail provides mid-market and large retailers a complete solution for the head office and point of sale (POS). Retail can help retailers increase financial returns, improve service, manage growth, and streamline efficiencies. Retail consists of several components that are typically distributed across multiple computers and locations.


To use the retail components in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, you must select the Extensions model file when you install the Microsoft Dynamics AX database. For more information about how to install model files, see Install the Microsoft Dynamics AX databases.

In AX 2012 R3, we recommend that you install Retail components in the following order:

  1. Install Retail headquarters

  2. Install Commerce Data Exchange: Real-time Service (Retail Transaction Service)

  3. Install Commerce Data Exchange: Async Server

  4. Install a retail channel database

  5. Install Commerce Data Exchange: Async Client

  6. Install the point of sale components that you require:

  7. Install optional components:


In AX 2012 R2 and AX 2012 Feature Pack, the available components differ from AX 2012 R3. Most importantly, you must install Synch Service instead of installing Async Client and Async Server. For more information, see Deployment topologies for Retail.

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