Checklist: Deploy Enterprise Portal changes to a different server [AX 2012]

Updated: September 28, 2012

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

The following checklist can help you deploy changes from one Enterprise Portal server to a different server. Changes can include updates to Enterprise Portal objects in the Application Object Tree (AOT), updates to SharePoint Web Parts, or the transfer of a whole Enterprise Portal site to a different server. The checklist includes links to procedure topics that contain the step-by-step instructions to complete a task.


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If you changed Enterprise Portal pages, you must import a copy of the page definition from SharePoint into the Application Object Tree (AOT). From the AOT, the page can be packaged for distribution to other Enterprise Portal installations.

How to: Import Pages into the AOT

Export the changes from the AOT, so that they can be distributed to other Enterprise Portal installations.

How to: Export Application Objects by Using the AOT

Import the changes to the AOT on the new server.

How to: Import Application Objects by Using the AOT

Right-click the AOT project and then click Deploy to EP. Or, use the AxUpdatePortal.exe utility to update the web-related items from the AOT.

AxUpdatePortal Utility

Important Important

If you made significant changes to a site and you want to deploy the whole site to a new server, see Move an Enterprise Portal deployment to a different server.

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