Install the Retail Channel Configuration Utility (Retail Store Database Utility) [AX 2012]

Updated: January 26, 2015

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

Install the Retail Channel Configuration Utility on computers where you must create a channel database or configure a Retail POS connection to a channel database. A channel database may be created either on a stand-alone database server or on a POS computer.

This topic explains how to install the Retail Channel Configuration Utility by using the Setup wizard.

NoteNote

Retail components are available only with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, AX 2012 R2, and AX 2012 Feature Pack. In AX 2012 R2 and AX 2012 Feature Pack, Retail Channel Configuration Utility was called Retail Store Database Utility.

The Retail Channel Configuration Utility can be used to complete the following tasks:

  • Configure Retail POS and Offline Sync Service

  • Create a channel database

  • Create or re-provision an offline database

  • 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 .

  • Install Microsoft Sync Framework hotfix 2703853 on all computers on which you install Retail POS or Retail Modern POS.

    ImportantImportant

    This hotfix can prevent potential data loss when synchronizing Retail offline databases with the channel database.

Use this procedure to install the Retail Channel Configuration Utility for AX 2012 R3. 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, and then click Next.

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

  6. On the Select components page, select Retail Channel Configuration Utility, 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 Ready to install page, click Install.

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

Use this procedure to install the Retail Store Database Utility for AX 2012 Feature Pack or AX 2012 R2. 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 installation type page, click Custom installation, and then click Next.

  5. On the Select components page, select Retail Store Database Utility, and then click Next.

  6. 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.

  7. On the Configure Retail store databases and POS page, select the check box if you want to create store databases and associate them with a POS system.

    • To create a store database, enter the name of the server where you want to create the database, and then enter a name for the new database.

      When creating a shared store database, do not enter anything in the Offline database name or Offline server name fields. After you have created the shared store database, you can open the Retail Store Database Utility to designate this database as an offline database, but you cannot perform both actions at the same time.

    • To create an offline database, enter the name of the server where you want to create the database, and then enter a name for the new database.

    • Enter POS identification information.

      ImportantImportant

      Dummy values are required in the Identification fields because of a known issue.

      In the Store ID field, type the ID of the store that the POS terminal is associated with. The store record does not need to be created before you complete this step. However, the ID must match later when the record is created and the profile is linked.

      In the Terminal ID field, type a unique ID for the POS terminal. The terminal ID that you enter must be listed in the POS terminals form.

      In the Company field, type the applicable company code.

  8. 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.

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

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


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

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