Install the RapidStart Connector [AX 2012]
Updated: November 20, 2013
Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack
The Rapid Start Connector for Microsoft Dynamics AX enables RapidStart Services for Microsoft Dynamics ERP to communicate with an on-premise Microsoft Dynamics AX implementation.
The RapidStart Connector is available through the Microsoft Dynamics AX Setup wizard in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack.
RapidStart Services is an online service that provides a questionnaire-based framework to configure and set up Microsoft Dynamics ERP products. This service is extensible and customizable to fit the business processes that must be configured. For more information about RapidStart Services, see http://www.dynamicsonline.com.
Install the RapidStart Connector on the server where the Application Object Server (AOS) is installed.
Register your organization for RapidStart Services. Contact your partner or register yourself through http://www.dynamicsonline.com.
On the computer where you plan to install this component, run the prerequisite validation utility to verify that system requirements have been met. For information about how to run the prerequisite validation utility, see Check prerequisites.
For more information about the hardware and software requirements for Microsoft Dynamics AX, see the system requirements.
Create a domain account to use for the RapidStart Connector Windows service. For more information, see Create service accounts.
Use this procedure to install the RapidStart Connector. If you install other Microsoft Dynamics AX components at the same time, the installation pages vary, depending on the components that you are installing.
Start Microsoft Dynamics AX Setup. Under Install, select Microsoft Dynamics AX components.
Advance through the first wizard pages.
If the Setup Support files have not yet been installed on this computer, the Select a file location page is displayed. The Setup Support files are required for installation. Provide a file location or accept the default location, and then click Next. On the Ready to install page, click Install.
On the Modify Microsoft Dynamics AX installation page, click Add or modify components, and then click Next.
On the Add or modify components page, select RapidStart Connector, and then click Next.
On the Prerequisite validation results page, resolve any errors. For more information about how to resolve prerequisite errors, see Check prerequisites. When no errors remain, click Next.
On the Microsoft Dynamics ERP RapidStart Connector page, enter the domain user account for the RapidStart Connector Windows service, and then click Next.
On the Prerequisite validation results page, resolve any errors. When no errors remain, click Next.
On the Ready to install page, click Install.
After the installation is completed, click Finish to close the wizard.
Additional configuration is required after you install the RapidStart Connector. For more information, see Configure Projects for Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP - RapidStart Services.
For information about how to use RapidStart Services, see Help for Microsoft Dynamics ERP RapidStart Services users.
Announcements: To see known issues and recent fixes, use Issue search in Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS).