What's new: Security Upgrade Advisor Tool for Microsoft Dynamics AX [AX 2012]

Updated: October 28, 2014

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

The Security Upgrade Advisor Tool compares entry points and permissions between systems, and generates a list of matching privileges that can be used for a particular role. The role-to-privilege mapping is based on the user group–to–access right mapping in earlier versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX systems. The tool is designed as an aid that can help upgrade security settings and is not a one-click solution. We recommend that developers review each suggestion carefully before they make any changes.

Read the documentation: Security Upgrade Advisor Tool User Guide

In November 2014, in an effort to streamline the number of sites that partners and customers need to access, we decommissioned the InformationSource site.

  • The Security Upgrade Advisor Tool has been moved from InformationSource to the new Downloadable tools section of Lifecycle Services, which is available in the new preview interface, at the far right. To use the new interface, add V2 to your default URL, using the following pattern:


    Go to Lifecycle Services

  • The content from InformationSource has moved to CustomerSource. Start here to find conference content, whitepapers, datasheets, and how-to videos.

    All content on CustomerSource is now indexed by Bing and other external search engines, so you can find content just by searching. You will still be required to log in to access the content.

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