Set up a VHD for finance and operations apps

Dynamics 365
Finance and Operations
Supply Chain Management
Human Resources

A virtual hard disk (VHD) is made available for download from Microsoft Dynamics 365 Lifecycle Services, so that you can set it up on a local machine. This system is intended to be accessed by a developer and is a preconfigured one-box development environment of finance and operations apps.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Learn how to download the VHD from Microsoft Dynamics 365 Lifecycle Services.
  • Learn the process of uploading the VHD.
  • Use the VHD for development and testing.
  • Learn how to set up Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, Visual Studio, and more.


  • Basic understanding of Lifecycle Services.
  • Basic understanding of the Command Prompt tool.
  • Access to Lifecycle Services.