Documentation corrections for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 for Retail R2

Symptoms

The initial release of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 for Retail R2 contained documentation errors. Refer to this article for corrected information. A summary of the errors is as follows:
  • The message database for Microsoft Dynamics Retail Store Connect is now created automatically.
    Documents affected: Deployment and Installation Guide
  • Database profiles are no longer assigned directly to stores and terminals.
    Documents affected: Deployment and Installation Guide
  • The steps for configuring Retail Store Connect have changed.
    Documents affected: Deployment and Installation Guide, Retail Store Connect Technical Reference
  • The steps for configuring Microsoft Dynamics Retail Transaction Service have changed.
    Documents affected: Deployment and Installation Guide
  • The process for monitoring Retail Store Connect has changed.
    Documents affected: Deployment and Installation Guide
  • There are additional steps for implementing Enterprise Portal during installation.
    Documents affected: Deployment and Installation Guide

Resolution

Deployment and Installation Guide (January 2011)

Issue The installation and configuration of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 for Retail Store Connect refers to restoring the messaging database and assigning privileges. In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 for Retail R2, the database is now created for a Store Connect instance during the configuration of that instance.


On page 21, under "Checklist for the head-office communications server," the sixth bullet point reads as follows:

· Restore the Retail Store Connect message database and assign db_datareader and db_datawriter privileges to the Retail Store Connect user. (RSC)

Replace that bullet point with the following:

· The Retail Store Connect message database is automatically set up when configuring a new instance of Retail Store Connect. You are prompted for the server name, database name, and user name. (RSC)


On page 46, delete the "Restore the message database" section.


On page 47, under "Configure Retail Store Connect," delete the third bullet point in step 3 ("If you used a name ...").



Issue Database profiles are not assigned directly to stores and terminals; instead, they are inherited from distribution locations.


On page 44, delete the "Assign database profile to a store" section.


On page 44, delete the "Assign database profile to a terminal" section.



Issue Instructions about how to configure Retail Store Connect are incorrect.


On page 46, in the "Configure Retail Store Connect" section, replace items 2 through 4 with the following steps (2 through 5) and notes:

2. In Retail Store Connect Settings, type the name for this instance of the Retail Store Connect service. By default, this is the computer name. Click Add.

3. In the Message Database prompt, type the name of the instance of SQL Server that will host the message database for this instance of Retail Store Connect, and then type the name of the database. If the message database does not already exist, Retail Store Connect will try to create it.

4. In the Service Account prompt, type the user name and password to use for this instance of the Retail Store Connect service. This creates a Windows service for this instance of Retail Store Connect. Do not start the service yet.

5. Complete the rest of the wizard by using the default settings. This associates this instance of Store Connect with the local message database.

Notes
  • Try to use a unique name for each instance of Retail Store Connect in the organization.
  • Each instance of Retail Store Connect—including those on a single computer—must have a unique port.
  • For the Service account credentials, the User name must be in this format: domain/username.
  • If you want to save the packages of exchanged information so that you can view them with the Retail Store Connect Pack Viewer, click to select the Keep Package Files check box on the Server debugging properties page of the wizard. For more information about Pack Viewer, see the Retail Store Connect Technical Reference.
  • For more information about the settings in the wizard, see the Retail Store Connect Technical Reference.
  • On a Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 client computer, in Retail Scheduler, change the AOS profile to use this instance of Retail Store Connect. For more information, see "Set up an AOS profile" in "Deploy Retail Store Connect" earlier in this guide.



Issue Instructions for the configuration of Retail Transaction Service are incorrect.


On page 51, under "Configure the Retail Transaction Service profile," delete step 3a. Then, replace step 3b with the following:

b. In the Transaction Service Location area, type the fully qualified name or IP address of the computer where Retail Transaction Service is installed, and then type the port number that Retail Transaction Service will use. By default, the port number for Retail Transaction Service is 1239. However, you can change it as described in the next procedure, "Configure the port and AOS server."


On page 51, after the "Configure the Retail Transaction Service profile" section, add the following section:

Configure the port and AOS server
  1. In the Microsoft Dynamics for Retail installation folder, open the retailtransactionservice.exe.config file.
  2. For "Port" value, specify the port that Retail Transaction Service will listen on.
  3. For "ObjectServer" value, specify the AOS server name.
  4. Save the file.
Note For troubleshooting, you can also turn on logging in the config file.


Issue Monitoring of Retail Store Connect has changed.


On page 55, replace the whole "Monitor Retail Store Connect" section with the following:

Monitor Retail Store Connect messages

Configure upload options
  1. Click Retail scheduler > Setup > Store integration > Retail Store Connect upload options.
  2. Configure how frequently you want to upload Retail Store Connect messages and which Retail Store Connect messages to upload. You can decide to upload all messages or just error messages.
  3. Click Retail scheduler > Setup > Store integration > Retail Store Connect profile.
  4. On the Configuration tab, in the Retail Store Connect upload options field, assign the upload options that you specified in step 2.
  5. Click Functions, and then click Send configuration.
View, cancel, and delete messages
  1. Click Retail scheduler > Periodic > Store integration > Message status.

    You can view all the messages in the message database. You can also cancel any messages about errors. Messages about errors might affect performance.
  2. Click Retail scheduler > Periodic > Store integration > Delete messages.

    You can delete messages that are no longer useful. Deleting messages regularly can help save space in the message database.


Issue Steps to deploy Enterprise Portal are missing.


On page 62, under "Complete the upgrade checklist," add the following note after step 11:

Note Use one of the following methods to upgrade Enterprise Portal:
  • Use the AxUpdatePortal utility. For information, see this MSDN article: AxUpdatePortal Utility.
  • Reinstall Enterprise Portal.

Retail Store Connect Technical Reference (January 2011)


Issue Using the terms "server" and "service" is incorrect in certain areas.


On page 3, under "Register Retail Store Connect service page," the first bullet point reads as follows:

· Server Name – The name of the server where Retail Store Connect runs. By default, this box contains the name of the local computer. However, you can use any name that will resolve to the computer's IP address.

Replace this bullet point with the following:

· Server Name – The name of the Retail Store Connect service instance that you are creating.


On page 3, under "Register Retail Store Connect service page," the fourth bullet point reads as follows:

· All Servers – The list of computers where the Retail Store Connect service is running.

Replace this bullet point with the following:

· All Servers – A list of all instances of the Retail Store Connect service on this computer.



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