Set up a VHD for finance and operations apps

Dynamics 365
Supply Chain Management
Human Resources


You may experience partial outages in labs that use the finance and operations apps virtual machine. We are working on fixing it and ask for your patience.

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.