64 bit considerations (Upgrade from AX 4 to AX 2012)

While upgrading from Microsoft Dynamics AX  version4 to Microsoft Dynamics AX  version2012, there are some components which needs to be taken into consideration, because of the architectural change. These components work as 64 bit components in AX 2012, whereas in AX 4 these are 32 bit components.

Microsoft Dynamics AX Component

32 bit Operating System

64 bit Operating System

Database Server
AX 4.0

Y

N

AX2012

N

Y

COM/.NET Business Connector
AX4.0

Y

COM Connector is available in AX 4.0

N

AX2012

Y

Y

Application Object Server

AX4.0

Y

N

AX2012

N

Y

Enterprise Portal
AX4.0

Y

N

AX2012

N

Y

BizTalk Adapter for Microsoft Dynamics AX
AX4.0

Y

N

AX2012 Available as WCF Web Services in BizTalk Server 2010. BizTalk Server Adapter has been deprecated in AX2012. Available as WCF Web Services in BizTalk Server 2010. BizTalk Server Adapter has been deprecated in AX2012.
Application Integration Framework (AIF) Web Services/ Web Services on IIS
AX4.0

Y

N

AX2012

Y

Y

Debugger
AX4.0

Y

N

AX2012

Y

Y

Enterprise Search
AX4.0

N

N

AX2012

N

Y

Help Server
AX4.0

N

N

AX2012

N

Y

Management Utilities
AX4.0

N

N

AX2012

N

Y

Office Add-Ins
AX4.0

N

N

AX2012

Y

Y

Trace Parser
AX4.0

N

N

AX2012

Y

Y

Remote Desktop Service Integration
AX4.0

N

N

AX2012

Y

Y

Application Files
AX4.0

Y

N

AX2012

N

Y

Installed with Model Store Database

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