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Automatically Running AX As The Administrator To Enable Advanced Mode Recordings In The Task Recorder

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If you are using the new Task Recorder within Dynamics AX and are running it in Advanced mode then you may have noticed that you need to run the client as the administrator before you can record any task recordings. If you are like me, you never go to the trouble of starting AX in that mode, which means that when you try to record a task you get the following reminder and you then have to exit AX restart the client in Administrator mode.


Stop the insanity! Here is a quick trick that you can use to always start up AX as the administrator.

Just right-mouse-click on the Dynamics AX shortcut and select the Properties menu item. 

When the Properties dialog box is displayed, select the Compatibility tab. 

Now just check the Run This Program As An Administrator checkbox and click on the OK button.

Now whenever you start up AX you will be running as an Administrator and you won’t get blocked every time you want to run a task recording.


About The Author:
Murray Fife is a Microsoft Dynamics AX MVP, Author of over 20 books on Microsoft Dynamics AX, and Solution Architect at I.B.I.S. Inc. with over 20 years of experience in the software industry. Like most people in his industry he has worked in many different roles during his career, including as a developer, an implementation consultant, and a trainer which gives him a great understanding of the requirements for both customers and partners. He is a regular contributor to the Dynamics AX community and in addition to hosting presentations for I.B.I.S. presents regularly for the AXUG and MS Dynamics World, has spoken at Microsoft Convergence and AXUG Summit conferences. If that was not enough, he works closely with Microsoft evaluating with their beta products and also is a Council Member on the Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance trying to help educate the new generation of consultants on Dynamics AX.




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