Set permissions specific to upgrade [AX 2012]

Updated: July 9, 2013

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

Before you begin the Microsoft Dynamics AX installation process, work with a system administrator to ensure that the account you log on with at each server has the following permissions that are specific to upgrade. These permissions are implemented according to the principle of least privilege.

The following table lists permissions that must be set for upgrade.


Additional permissions required

Upgrade checklists

Member of the SYSADMIN role in Microsoft Dynamics AX.

Source database (the database that will be upgraded to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012)

Same domain user (using Windows integrated security) must have ownership privileges on both the source Microsoft Dynamics AX and target Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 databases.

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