Does every installation of Dynamics AX 2012 involve setting up IIS Web server?


I have never worked with Dynamics AX before.

I have been given a task to implement data integration with AX.

More specifically, I’m suppose to turn on the Change Data Capture (CDC) feature in AX, catch all document changes, and forward those changes to an external Web service via HTTP POST REST API calls.

I was wandering whether A running instance of Dynamics AX 2012 comes with a running instance of IIS Web server.

If it does, I could code a WebAPI app, and run that inside IIS, to transform the incoming change records into JSON payload, which would be POSTed to a remote REST API.

Could anyone tell me whether a running instance of IIS is included with Dynamics AX 2012?

AX 2012 comes with web portal called Enterprise Portal which runs on Sharepoint, and it needs an IIS instance. So, a running instance of IIS should be coupled with Ax 2012 instance. You can find it on the Server box that hosts AX 2012, or another server box that runs IIS only.

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Kwen is right and has provided some good documentation. But please note that you don’t have to have Enterprise Portal running in order to use AX. Many customers don’t use EP so I’d assume you don’t need to complete all the setup for EP just to work on some integrations.