Development Tools missing in Dynamics AX 2009?

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Sorry if this has been posted before, I have been looking all over and spent practically the whole day trying to find out why Development Tools does not appear on our installation. It should be under Menu -> Tools -> Development Tools

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  • Apart from what Tommy has said also verify that you have valid developer license. If the license expires also all development related tools are disabled.

    - Kamal

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  • Can you confirm that you are able to open the Application Object Tree (AOT) by pressing CTRL+D? You might be lacking developer access.

    Tommy Skaue | Dynamics AX Developer from Norway | http://yetanotherdynamicsaxblog.blogspot.no/ | www.axdata.no

  • Apart from what Tommy has said also verify that you have valid developer license. If the license expires also all development related tools are disabled.

    - Kamal

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  • That might be the case. Nothing happens when I press CTRL+D.

  • Thanks Kamal, that might be it. When I go to Help -> About it says the following:

    The product is licensed to: Internal

    Serial number: <blank>

    I guess Serial number should contain something then.

  • Go to Administration > Setup > System > License information and check whether you have codes for Windows MorphX Development Suite and X++ Source Code. Also check the expiration date.

    Martin "Goshoom" Dráb | Freelancer | Goshoom.NET Dev Blog

  • Administration is not showing on my interface .. :(

  • If you don't see Administration in main menu, it means that you don't have sufficient permissions. Ask your administrator to grant you full permissions. You also can't access development tools without right permissions, even if the environment has development licenses loaded.

    Martin "Goshoom" Dráb | Freelancer | Goshoom.NET Dev Blog

  • Martin, I am logging in as Administrator. Will double check for development licenses though.

    Thanks for your help by the way.

  • I don't believe you're logged as admin in AX and don't have Administration in main menu. I've never seen such a thing before, so either I have a chance to learn something new or you're doing something wrong.

    Martin "Goshoom" Dráb | Freelancer | Goshoom.NET Dev Blog

  • I guess you're right Martin. Unfortunately our client does not want to reinstall or change anything in the system.

    Thanks for trying to help!