Monday, September 3, 2007

For the schizophrenic

I was asked today how you start AX 4.0 as another user than the user logged into Windows.

As old users of AX 1.0 – 3.0 we are used to just enter another account at the login prompt. But with the integrated login in 4.0 you are not even asked.

Well, the solution lies not in AX but in the operating system. Simply right click the shortcut you start AX with and select “Run as…” and enter the credentials of the user account you want to login with.
From Properties / Advanced you setup the credentials to use in the future when starting AX from the shortcut.


FM said...

Unfortunatelly it´s not so simple.

When you use "Run as", AX´ client looks up for user configuration to find out which server it have to access. It will looks for the configuration of the "run as" user, not the logged user.

You will get often "failed to stablish connection" errors.

I´ve never found a solution for this... =^\

Palle Agermark said...

You could run the AX client configuration with RunAs too, and setup a valid configuration the particular user.