Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition (on-premises) - Installation PART 2


Again here with the second part about the D365FO On-premise installation.

Before to Create the AppFabric Cluster, modify the ClusterConfig.json file created before and set the "diagnostics file share" path. This one will be use during the Installation process through all AppFabric nodes.

If during the Cluster installation you raised the error "Request is Invalid" check if the Primary NodeType (Orchestrator) have at least 3 Nodes!

Again, if during the Cluster installation you raised the error "Timed out waiting for Installer Service to complete for machine..."

You have to:

1- Verify if the Certificate are been installed in the Local Machine Node

2- Add the NETWORK SERVICE account for all certs used by Service Fabric.
In order to do this you have first download and install in all Cluster Nodes the WinHttpCertCfg.exe tool, Windows HTTP Services Certificate Configuration Tool (WinHttpCertCfg.exe)
Lastly, run the command for all Certificates in all Cluster Nodes, like "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\WinHttpCertCfg.exe" -g -c LOCAL_MACHINE\MY -s "" -a "NetworkService"

Till soon!

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition (on-premises) - Installation PART 1

Hi Guys

As you know, Microsoft released D365FO Local Business Data, aka On-Premise release.
Here the link Set up and deploy on-premises environments

I played around and I found the first issues.

During the creation of the group managed service accounts (gMSAs) through the Powershell scripts, "Create gMSAs" section, you can raise the follow error: "Key not found"

In this case you have to create a "KDS root key" using the following commands:

1- Add-KDSRootKey –EffectiveImmediately
2- Add-KdsRootKey –EffectiveTime ((get-date).addhours(-10));

During the ClusterConfig.json file generation, you can raise the following error, “Failed to Download Cluster Configuration Template”, see below error.

In this case you have to download the Service Fabric standalone installation package and copy the "ClusterConfig.X509.MultiMachine.json" file into the LCS InfrastructureScripts folder.
Again run the .\New-SFClusterConfig.ps1 -InputXml .\ConfigTemplate.xml command.

Finally, I test the ClusterConfig file through the command .\TestConfiguration.ps1 -ClusterConfigFilePath .\clusterConfig.json

Next step is Deploy the Cluster!

Till soon!

Monday, July 3, 2017

AX 2012: Forms on opening hide behind in the back - 2° part

Hi Guys

About this topic the Microsoft workaround in some case doesn't helped me.
So, below you can find the code that definitely fix the issue!

Modify the StartupPost method of the Application Class and add these two lines:

if (hasGUI())

Lastly, created the "DisableWindowGhosting" static method like this:

client static void disableWindowGhosting()
    DLL DLL;

    DLLFunction DLLFunction;

    container con = WinAPI::getVersion();

    if (conpeek(con, 1) == 6) //Vista and Win7/Win2008R2 only
        //this will disable window ghosting for this process only, for its lifespan only

        DLL = new DLL("USER32");

        DLLFunction = new DLLFunction(DLL,"DisableProcessWindowsGhosting");;

That's it!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

MVP Dynamics AX/365 Renewal - Fourth time!

Hi Guys

For the fourth time I was able to remain MVP on Dynamics AX/365 for Finance and Operations.
Today We Kick Off Our First Annual Award Cycle. Congratulations to all Renewing MVPs!

It is not easy to balance career and remain an technology expert.
I guess that my trick is the passion!

Again is a pleasure stay on touch with the others MVP, meet them, share experiences, etc.

At the end, we became really a good friends!

See you on the next technical conferences, community websites, etc.

Lastly with the release of the Dynamics 365 for Financial and Operations on-premise, I guess we will have a lot of fun in the next months.