Install Warehouse Mobile Devices Portal [AX 2012]

Updated: April 17, 2014

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

Warehouse Mobile Devices Portal lets users complete tasks in a warehouse facility by using mobile devices. Warehouse Mobile Devices Portal includes a website that can be accessed by mobile devices, and therefore must be installed on a server that runs Internet Information Services (IIS).

Warehouse Mobile Devices Portal communicates with Microsoft Dynamics AX Application Object Server (AOS) by using Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services.

If you’re using Warehouse Mobile Devices Portal with multiple companies in Microsoft Dynamics AX, you must install an instance of Warehouse Mobile Devices Portal for each company. Each instance must use a different service account. If the instances are installed on the same computer, they must use different port numbers.

  • Create service accounts. You must create a separate service account for each instance of Warehouse Mobile Devices Portal that you plan to install. Each service account is used as the application pool identity for a Warehouse Mobile Devices Portal website. For more information, see Create service accounts.

  • 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.

Use this procedure to install Warehouse Mobile Devices Portal. If you install other Microsoft Dynamics AX components at the same time, the installation pages vary, depending on the components that you are installing.

  1. Start Microsoft Dynamics AX Setup. Under Install, select Microsoft Dynamics AX components.

  2. Advance through the first wizard pages.

  3. 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.

  4. On the Select an installation option page, click Microsoft Dynamics AX.

  5. On the Select installation type page, click Custom installation, and then click Next.

  6. On the Select components page, select Warehouse Mobile Devices Portal, and then click Next.

  7. 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.

  8. On the Configure the Warehouse Mobile Devices Portal page, enter information in the following fields:

    • Domain, User name, and Password – Enter information about the service account that will run the application pool for the website. If you are installing multiple instances of Warehouse Mobile Devices Portal to support multiple companies in Microsoft Dynamics AX, each instance must use a different service account.

    • Website port – Enter the port number that the website will run on. If multiple instances of Warehouse Mobile Devices Portal are installed on the same computer, use a different port number for each instance.

  9. On the Best practices checklist page, read about each recommended best practice. Select the corresponding check box to indicate that an item is completed.

    ImportantImportant

    We strongly recommend that you follow the security best practices on this page. However, the list of best practices is included in Setup as a reminder only. You can continue the installation regardless of your selections on this page.

  10. 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.

  11. On the Ready to install page, click Install.

  12. After the installation is completed, click Finish to close the wizard.

Complete the following tasks to complete the setup of Warehouse Mobile Devices Portal.

You can install Warehouse Mobile Devices Portal on either the same server as the AOS instance that it connects to or a separate server.

By default, Warehouse Mobile Devices Portal is configured to connect to an AOS instance that is installed on the same computer. If the AOS instance is installed on a separate computer, you must modify the web.config file for the instance of Warehouse Mobile Devices Portal. Use this procedure to modify the web.config file.

  1. On the web server, open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.

  2. Right-click the website for an instance of Warehouse Mobile Devices Portal. Click Explore to open the physical folder for the site.

  3. Before you make any changes, we recommend that you make a copy of the web.config file. You can then easily revert to the previous version if you have to undo your changes.

  4. Open the web.config file in a text editor.

  5. Locate the net.tcp binding that is named NetTcpBinding_WHSMobileDevicesService.

  6. Update the endpoint address that is associated with the net.tcp binding.

  7. Save and close the web.config file.

After you install Warehouse Mobile Devices Portal, complete the configuration procedures for mobile devices. For more information, see Setting up mobile devices.


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