License configuration (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: September 12, 2011

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

Click System administration > Setup > Licensing > License configuration.

Use this form to enable and disable configuration keys, which control the features and functionality that are available in Microsoft Dynamics AX. You must be an administrator to modify configuration keys.


Features that are specific to a country or region are enabled and disabled based on the primary address of the legal entity. For more information, see Create or modify a legal entity.

For information about a specific configuration key, see the License code and configuration key reference.

Some configuration keys have a parent key. If the parent key is disabled, the child keys are also disabled. Some configuration keys are controlled by license codes. These keys control basic functionality and cannot be disabled. However, child keys of license code-controlled keys can be disabled.

Microsoft Dynamics AX uses a fixed database schema, which means that related data is not removed from the database when a configuration key is disabled. Be aware that enabling, disabling, and then re-enabling a configuration key may cause gaps in the data.

Caution noteCaution

Not all combinations of configuration keys are supported, and modifying configuration keys may result in unexpected behavior. You should thoroughly test any changes to the system configuration in a test environment.

The following tables provide descriptions for the controls in this form.



+ (Plus)

There are one or more configuration keys in the hierarchy below the current key.

Check mark

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Some of the configuration keys in the hierarchy are enabled.

Check mark

(unshaded background)

All the configuration keys in the hierarchy are enabled.


The parent configuration keys are controlled by a license code and cannot be disabled.




Import setup information for configuration keys from a file.

Export to

Export setup information for configuration keys to a file.


Discard any changes and revert to the default settings.


This will undo all of your changes, not just the ones made in the current session.

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