Save or export a configuration (Server)

You can save startup settings for an Application Object Server (AOS) instance as a configuration stored in the registry or as a configuration file. Saved startup settings enable you to:

  • Tune Microsoft Dynamics AX. Change settings, and then tune your system by comparing performance with saved configurations that contain varied compression, database turning, and tracing settings.

  • Move a configuration from one server to another.

Save a configuration to the registry

Use this procedure to save changed settings.

  1. Open the Server Configuration utility (Start > Administrative Tools > Microsoft Dynamics AX Server Configuration Utility).

  2. Make any changes to the currently selected AOS instance and configuration that you want.

  3. Click OK.

Export a configuration to a file

Use this procedure if you want to copy a configuration to an AOS instance on another computer.

  1. Open the Server Configuration utility (Start > Administrative Tools > Microsoft Dynamics AX Server Configuration Utility).

  2. Verify that the currently selected AOS instance and configuration are the ones you want to save.

  3. Click Manage, and then click Export. Choose a location and name for the configuration file, and then click Save. The file is saved with an .axc extension.

Export all configurations to a file

Use this procedure if you want to copy all configurations for an AOS.

  1. Open the Server Configuration utility (Start > Administrative Tools > Microsoft Dynamics AX Server Configuration Utility).

  2. Verify that the currently selected AOS instance and configuration are the ones you want to save.

  3. Click Manage, and then click Export All. Choose a location and name for the configuration file, and then click Save. The files are saved with an .axc extension.

Save a configuration file with a new name

You may want to save a configuration file under a new name to provide a record of the changes you are making to configurations over time.

  1. Open the Server Configuration utility (Start > Administrative Tools > Microsoft Dynamics AX Server Configuration Utility).

  2. Verify that the currently selected AOS instance is the one you want.

  3. Import a configuration file.

  4. Click Manage, and then click Save configuration file. Choose a location and name for the configuration file, and then click Save. The file is saved with an .axc extension.

See Also

Load a configuration (Server)