If you ever started working on the image downloaded from the Microsoft Partner Source of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, you might face a trouble while trying to explore Role Centers or Enterprise Portals.
The AX Enterprise Portal is set to http://sharepoint/ep in Microsoft Dynamics AX VPC and combined with 192.168.0.1 IP.
The EP site cannot be accessed after changing the initial IP to other internal IPs.
This error is due to the configuration setup in the AX2012 image that let’s DNS points to contoso.com domain. What has to be done is to redirect that domain to the current machine (which is the same virtual machine you’re using).
To do so you must add a loop back IP to your” Hosts” file. You can think of that files a Roloded for your computer. Its where a computer looks first to translate the URL of a website into a numerical IP address that it can actually use. You can find the “Hosts” file in: “C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\Hosts”.
To fix the issue, open the Hosts file a notepad and add this line to the end of the file:
In the beginning, you might encounter the below error…
but it will be fixed with “refresh”:
Restart your AX environment,Now you will be able to see your role center.
Happy Daxing. 🙂