Client configuration commands [AX 2012]

Updated: October 15, 2014

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

Configuration commands set the options that are used when a Microsoft Dynamics AX client starts. Configuration commands can be run directly from the following locations:

  • In a configuration file

  • In the Configuration Command to run at kernel startup field in the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Configuration utility

  • From a command prompt using Ax32.exe, which is located in the Drive:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Dynamics AX\60\Client\Bin directory

For more information about how to run commands from these locations, see Execute configuration commands.

Configuration commands use different syntax depending on where you execute the command. The syntax variations are provided in the following sections.

Command in configuration file

Command in command line

Configuration utility option

Description

company,Text,<string>

-company=<string>

Company

Specify the company that opens when the client starts.

log,Text, <path>

-log=<path>

Log directory

Specify an alternate directory for the log files generated when you make changes in the Application Object Tree (AOT). When you execute this command from a command prompt, insert an underscore wherever a path name includes space breaks.

This command cannot be set in a file.

-regConfig=<name of configuration>

Configuration

Specify the configuration to use when the client starts.

startupcmd,Text,<command>

-startupCmd=<command>

Command to run at application startup

Enter a SysStartupCmd method to run when the client starts. To view SysStartupCmd methods, expand the Classes node in the AOT, expand SysStartupCmd, and double-click Construct. Available commands are listed in the Switch section.

NoteNote

No syntax checking is performed before commands are passed to the client. Test any command before using it.

startupmsg,Text,<string>

-startupmsg=<string>

Startup message

Specify text to display in a message box when the client starts.

This command cannot be set in a file.

-language=<string>

This command does not have a corresponding user interface value.

Specify the language to use when the client starts. You must specify an alphabetical language code such as da, de, fr-ca, en-us, etc. These codes correspond to a file in the following directory: Drive:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Dynamics AX\60\Client\Bin. You must also have a valid license for the language.

This command cannot be set in a file.

roamingprofile

Use roaming user profiles

Enables Microsoft Dynamics AX client files and settings to work with roaming profiles in a Remote Desktop Services (RDS) farm. Roaming profiles can improve client startup times in an RDS farm, though results depend on network and hardware infrastructure. For more information, see Improve client startup times by configuring clients to use roaming profiles.

This command cannot be set in a file.

-masterauc=<path>

Path to global client cache file (AUC)

Specify the location of a global client cache file (formerly known as an Application Unicode Cache file). This file will be used if no local file exists, or if the file is newer than the local file. Using this option can reduce the time to start up the MSDAX Windows client.

This table describes the options you can use to connect to an AOS instance.

Command in configuration file

Command from command line

Configuration utility option

Description

aos2,text,<options>

Options include:

host

–or–

host:port

-aos2=host

–or–

-aos2=host:port

Add Application Object Server Instance

Specify connections to additional AOS instances. Instance and port are optional.

If port is not specified, the value defaults to 2712.

aosencryption,Text,<0,1>

-aosencryption=<0,1>

Encrypt client to server communication

Encrypt all data sent between this client and the AOS.

useserverprinters,Int,1

-useserverprinters

Connect to printers on the server

Enable clients to connect to printers on the AOS computer. You must configure the AOS to print. For more information, see Configure an AOS instance to print.

This table describes the options you can use to set up the development environment.

Command in configuration file

Command from command line

Configuration utility option

Description

This command cannot be set in a file.

-development

This command does not have a corresponding user interface value.

Opens the Microsoft Dynamics AX developer workspace and the AOT.

aol,Text,<string>

-aol=<string>

Layer to open in Application Object Tree

Specifies which layer to open in the AOT.

aolcode,Text,<string>

-aolcode=<string>

License code

Specifies the developer license code for developer options.

globalbreakpoints,Int,1

-globalbreakpoints

Enable global breakpoints for debugging code running in the Business Connector or client

This is a binary command that is not set by default. For all users, allow X++ code running in the Business Connector or client to be interrupted by global breakpoints

Not supported in the configuration file.

-logstrtrunc

Writes diagnostic information to the Windows Event Log every time an X++ str value is truncated due to the declaration having specified a maximum length.

Truncation of str values does not occur if the X++ code is running as .NET Framework common intermediate language (CIL). This is one of the rare cases where the behavior of X++ code differs depending on whether the code is being run as interpreted p-code versus CIL.

xppdebug,Text,<0,1>

-xppdebug=<0,1>

Enable user breakpoints for debugging code running in the Business Connector

For sessions owned by users for whom debug is enabled, allow X++ code running in the Business Connector to be interrupted by breakpoints.

aotimportfile,text,<file.xpo>

aotimportfile=<File.xpo>

This command does not have a corresponding user interface value.

Import an xpo file and start a full compile of the AOT when the client starts.

Not supported in the configuration file.

-model =<model to use>

This command does not have a corresponding user interface value.

The “current model” is the model where all new AOT elements are created in. For this command, <model-to-use> is any valid model in the layer you are starting Microsoft Dynamics AX in. For example, USR. If <model-to-use> is not a valid model, the system generated model is used instead. For example “USR Model”.

Not supported in the configuration file.

-noauto

This command does not have a corresponding user interface value.

Microsoft Dynamics AX developers use this parameter when they have made changes to the startup behavior of Microsoft Dynamics AX and they want to bypass those changes to troubleshoot issues or problems.

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Configuration files include the following parameters. These parameters apply to older versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX. We recommend that you do not change values for these options because unexpected results may occur.

client,Text,thin

broadcast,Text,

native,Int,0

sqluser,Text,

sqlpwd,Text,

localappldoc,Int,0

hassqlpwd,Int,0

localsysdoc,Int,0

applexclusive,Int,1

hascompwd,Int,0

compwd,Text,

allowunauth,Int,0

windowsauth,Text,1

hasocipwd,Int,0

dbunicodeenabled,Text,1


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