One of the more confusing things I’ve encountered while working with AX 2012 Retail is the Database Utility. It’s got this wonderful simplistic interface complete with connectivity testing aimed at getting your databases up and running. The unfortunate part is, It doesn’t always work.

Error Message: "All the Identification settings are required."

This silly error message ‘All the Identification settings are required.’ is not very clear when the UI is presented this way.Continue reading

The other day I was working on setting up an AX 2012 Retail environment when I countered this error when setting up the Retail Store Connect instance:

Error happens when validating database My_Store_Database.

That’s great, what error happened? What’s wrong? Tell me and I’ll fix it for you!Continue reading