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Brendan Hennelly asked a question on 25 Apr 2013 7:53 AM

Trying to setup AX on my work laptop for testing.

I would like to have AX installed in a Virtual machine, but use my local host SQL to store the AX databases.

The issue is my host and the VM are not on the same domain.

Has anyone done this before?

I need to have my axdomain\axaos user connect to my host sql and authenticate via windows authentication.


Eduardo Sanchez responded on 25 Apr 2013 10:05 AM

Dynamics AX is heavily dependant of active directory. I guess you should have both AOS and SQLServer in the same domain.

Francisco Silva responded on 25 Apr 2013 3:43 PM

That is right, you have to install AX and SQL with domain controller.

or install SQL and AX withouta domain, try this:


First, Go to System Properties > Advanced Tab > Environment Variables > System Variables then click New.

Put "UserDnsDomain" on the Variable name. Put any value on the variable value.

run Registry Editor or regedit. go to


put any value on the value data.

Install AX.

Note: After Installing AX, change your ActiveComputerName in the Registry to your default computer name. Use the Computer Name in installing the AOS (computer name before changing the registry.)

then restart.

Hope it helps.""

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