Configure an AOS to access a different database [AX 2012]

Updated: August 17, 2011

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

You can connect an instance of Application Object Server (AOS) to a different database. You may want to do this in the following situations:

  • You are moving from a development or staging environment to a production environment.

  • You are upgrading a Microsoft Dynamics AX system.

Before you can connect an AOS instance to a different database, you must configure permissions for the AOS account. The AOS account is the domain account or Network Service account that is associated with the AOS service.

  1. Open the server configuration utility. Click Start > Administrative Tools > Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Server Configuration.

  2. Verify that the AOS instance and configuration that you want to modify are selected.

  3. On the Database Connection tab, use the lists to select a server, database, and baseline database, and then click OK. When you are prompted, click Yes to restart the AOS instance. If you do not restart the AOS instance, it does not connect to the new database.

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