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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Retail Application-Installation and Configuration

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Lesson 3: For Server Farm: Configure Settings in the oob-topology.xml File

For Server Farm: Configure Settings in the oob-topology.xml File

For Server Farm: Configure Settings in the oob-topology.xml File : After you install the online channel by using Microsoft Dynamics AX Setup, locate the oob-topology.xml file in the C:\Program Files (x86)\ Microsoft Dynamics AX\60\Retail Online Channel\tools folder. This file stores configurations and settings for your online store.

This section describes how to configure settings in the oob-topology.xml file. You must configure database server names and SharePoint service account settings in this file. If you do not configure the values described here, the deployment fails.

Lesson Objectives

Database Settings

Connector Settings

The oob-topology.xml file stores account and server settings for a connector service that runs under the SharePoint OWSTimer.exe service. The connector service uses a domain account to publish Retail jobs from Microsoft Dynamics AX to SharePoint. When you execute the PowerShell scripts to deploy the online store the system creates a new SharePoint service and a service instance. You can then view the service instance in SharePoint Central Administration on the System Settings > Manage Services on Server page.

The new service instance is called Dynamics AX Publishing Connector Service. In a production environment, the connector service should be installed on at least two application servers (not web front-end servers). SharePoint prevents two service instances from running at the same time, but does allow failover support. You can specify two application servers where the service instance should run in the oob-topology.xml file, as described in the following procedure.

  1. Open the oob-topology.xml file in a simple text editor, such as Notepad or Microsoft Visual Studio.
  2. Search for and replace [RetailJobUser] with the domain account under which the retail publishing job should run; remove the brackets. Type the domain account in the format Domain\UserAccount.
  3. Search for and replace [PublishingConnectorServiceInstanceServers] with the name(s) of the application servers where the connector service should run; remove the brackets. Type the application server names in the format “server1,server2”, quotation marks included.
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