Test-Drive your Microsoft Dynamics AX Solution within Minutes

Apr 29, 2014 12:00:00 AM

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To-Increase reselling partners and customers sometimes want to provide a demo of a solution that enables a walk-through in read-only mode. In a Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 environment, you can give them that experience within a few minutes without writing a single line of code. You need to understand how the security features of Microsoft Dynamics AX work and take a few simple steps.

Here is what you need to do:

Step 1: Go to System Administration > Set up > Security > Security roles. This opens the “Security roles” form.

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Step 2: Select the role to which you want to assign the customers.

Step 3: Now click on the “Override permissions” button.

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Step 4: Select the controls, tables, and server methods associated with the functionality the customer wants to try out.

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Step 5: Uncheck the “Do not override” check box and provide the access you want to give the customer. Choose “View only” as shown below:

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Step 6: Follow steps 4 and 5 for all the controls, tables, and server methods which you want to control. Once done, close the form.

Step 7: Now assign the users to the role which you customized and let them experience your solution.

Note: The customization you performed by using this form resides only on that Application Object Server. It exists until you re-install or upgrade the product. When necessary, you can also revert the settings manually by following the same steps I just described.

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