Change Developer VM license configuration, switch to maintenance mode

In order to turn “Catch weight for warehouse” on in license configuration in my developer virtual machine, I have switched my AX to maintenance mode. Here is the description of how to do it for different scenarios:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/sysadmin/maintenance-mode

Overview

My situation was turning it on for my locally hosted developer VM. In feature management, I could see “Catch weight product processing with warehouse management”.

Figure 1.: Catch weight feature on Feature management form

To do the license configuration change, you need to

  1. Turn on maintenance mode
  2. Internet Information Services reset
  3. Change the configuration
  4. Turn maintenance mode off
  5. Again Internet Information Services reset

Detailed steps

For the 10.0.9 VHD that I downloaded from lifecycle services, the default SQL user and password are ‘axdbadmin’ & ‘AOSWebSite@123’, these are the steps in more details:

  1. Turn on maintenance mode

2. Internet Information Services reset

Figure 2.: 1st iisreset

3. Change the configuration

Figure 3.: License configuration now editable
Figure 4.: Save license configuration changes

4. Turn maintenance mode off

5. Again Internet Information Services reset

Figure 5.: 2nd iisreset

Summary/Conclusion

This was not so difficult. I know everyone can do it after reading the official documentation that I linked, but maybe I could help to save a few minutes for someone.

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