22 October 2018

D365 F&O: DB Sync - Failed to create a session; confirm that the user has the proper privileges to log on to Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operation

After a DB copy I tried to sync the new DB using the cmd:

Microsoft.Dynamics.AX.Deployment.Setup.exe -bindir "K:\AOSService\PackagesLocalDirectory" -metadatadir "K:\AOSService\PackagesLocalDirectory" -sqluser "axdbadmin" -sqlserver "localhost" -sqldatabase "AxDB" -setupmode servicesync -syncmode fullall -isazuresql "false" -logfilename "C:\Temp\dbsync.log"

but this always failed with the following error message:

Microsoft.Dynamics.Ax.Xpp.ErrorException: Failed to create a session; confirm that the user has the proper privileges to log on to Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operation

Looking at the event log I found the corresponding info:

A connection was successfully established with the server, but then an error occurred during the login process. (provider: SSL Provider, error: 0 - The certificate chain was issued by an authority that is not trusted.)

that was confusing. So it was not a wrong entry in the userInfo table. After some checks on the DB I found out that the sysglobalconfiguration was set to azuresql even though I was working with a local sql server
So after changing the configuration the DBSync was working again:

update sysglobalconfiguration
set value = 'SQLSERVER'
where name = 'BACKENDDB'

update sysglobalconfiguration
set value = 0
where name = 'TEMPTABLEINAXDB'

13 July 2018

D365 | on-premises SSRS error - Keyset does not exist

If the SSRS Server reports the following error in the AX-SSRSReportExtensions\Operational log it is important to check if the certificates used by the SSRS service are accesible from the service account running the SSRS service.
So first of all open the reporting service configuration manager and find out the service name. Than open certificate manager (mmc) an check the personal certificates. there you should see:

  • ReportingService Certificate
  • DataEncryptionCertificate
  • DataSigningCertificate


If they are not there go to Microsoft docs and read the installation instruction for on-prem ;)
If you see these certificates right click each of them and click "All Tasks" --> "Manage Private Keys..." and add the service user with read permissions.



message Unable to find the EDT metadata for field Name on table DirPartyTable.
exceptionMessage Exception occurred on the metadata service on client or server. See exception details below: >Keyset does not exist
exceptionType Microsoft.Dynamics.AX.Framework.Services.Client.MetadataServiceException

stackTrace Microsoft.Dynamics.AX.Framework.Services.Client.MetadataServiceException: Exception occurred on the metadata service on client or server. See exception details below: >Keyset does not exist ---> System.Security.Cryptography.CryptographicException: Keyset does not exist Server stack trace: at System.Security.Cryptography.Utils.CreateProvHandle(CspParameters parameters, Boolean randomKeyContainer) at System.Security.Cryptography.Utils.GetKeyPairHelper(CspAlgorithmType keyType, CspParameters parameters, Boolean randomKeyContainer, Int32 dwKeySize, SafeProvHandle& safeProvHandle, SafeKeyHandle& safeKeyHandle) at System.Security.Cryptography.RSACryptoServiceProvider.GetKeyPair() at System.Security.Cryptography.RSACryptoServiceProvider..ctor(Int32 dwKeySize, CspParameters parameters, Boolean useDefaultKeySize) at System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Certificate2.get_PrivateKey() at System.IdentityModel.Tokens.X509AsymmetricSecurityKey.get_PrivateKey() at System.IdentityModel.Tokens.X509AsymmetricSecurityKey.GetAsymmetricAlgorithm(String algorithm, Boolean privateKey) at Microsoft.IdentityModel.CryptoUtil.GetSignatureFormatterForSha256(AsymmetricSecurityKey key) at Microsoft.IdentityModel.Protocols.XmlSignature.SignedXml.ComputeSignature(SecurityKey signingKey) at Microsoft.IdentityModel.Protocols.XmlSignature.EnvelopedSignatureWriter.ComputeSignature() at Microsoft.IdentityModel.Protocols.XmlSignature.EnvelopedSignatureWriter.OnEndRootElement() at Microsoft.IdentityModel.Tokens.Saml2.Saml2SecurityTokenHandler.WriteAssertion(XmlWriter writer, Saml2Assertion data) at Microsoft.IdentityModel.Tokens.SecurityTokenSerializerAdapter.WriteTokenCore(XmlWriter writer, SecurityToken token) at System.ServiceModel.Security.SendSecurityHeader.OnWriteHeaderContents(XmlDictionaryWriter writer, MessageVersion messageVersion) at System.ServiceModel.Channels.MessageHeader.WriteHeader(XmlDictionaryWriter writer, MessageVersion messageVersion) at System.ServiceModel.Security.SecurityAppliedMessage.OnWriteMessage(XmlDictionaryWriter writer) at System.ServiceModel.Channels.BufferedMessageWriter.WriteMessage(Message message, BufferManager bufferManager, Int32 initialOffset, Int32 maxSizeQuota) at System.ServiceModel.Channels.TextMessageEncoderFactory.TextMessageEncoder.WriteMessage(Message message, Int32 maxMessageSize, BufferManager bufferManager, Int32 messageOffset) at System.ServiceModel.Channels.HttpOutput.SerializeBufferedMessage(Message message, Boolean shouldRecycleBuffer) at System.ServiceModel.Channels.HttpOutput.Send(TimeSpan timeout) at System.ServiceModel.Channels.HttpChannelFactory`1.HttpRequestChannel.HttpChannelRequest.SendRequest(Message message, TimeSpan timeout) at System.ServiceModel.Channels.RequestChannel.Request(Message message, TimeSpan timeout) at System.ServiceModel.Channels.SecurityChannelFactory`1.SecurityRequestChannel.Request(Message message, TimeSpan timeout) at System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.RequestChannelBinder.Request(Message message, TimeSpan timeout) at System.ServiceModel.Channels.ServiceChannel.Call(String action, Boolean oneway, ProxyOperationRuntime operation, Object[] ins, Object[] outs, TimeSpan timeout) at System.ServiceModel.Channels.ServiceChannelProxy.InvokeService(IMethodCallMessage methodCall, ProxyOperationRuntime operation) at System.ServiceModel.Channels.ServiceChannelProxy.Invoke(IMessage message) Exception rethrown at [0]: at System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.HandleReturnMessage(IMessage reqMsg, IMessage retMsg) at System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.PrivateInvoke(MessageData& msgData, Int32 type) at Microsoft.Dynamics.AX.Framework.Services.Metadata.Service.IAxMetadataService.GetTableMetadataByName(String[] tableNames) at Microsoft.Dynamics.AX.Framework.Services.Client.MetadataServiceClient.<>c__DisplayClass22_0.b__0(IAxMetadataService channel) at Microsoft.Dynamics.AX.Framework.Services.Client.ServiceClientHelper.InvokeChannelOperation[TResult,TChannel](IServiceClient`1 client, Func`2 operationInvoker, Func`2 exceptionWrapper) --- End of inner exception stack trace --- at Microsoft.Dynamics.AX.Framework.Services.Client.ServiceClientHelper.InvokeChannelOperation[TResult,TChannel](IServiceClient`1 client, Func`2 operationInvoker, Func`2 exceptionWrapper) at Microsoft.Dynamics.AX.Framework.Services.Client.MetadataServiceClient.GetTableMetadataByName(String[] tableNames) at Microsoft.Dynamics.AX.Framework.Services.Client.MetadataServiceProxyFactory.<>c__DisplayClass7_0.b__0() at Microsoft.Dynamics.AX.Framework.Services.Client.MetadataServiceProxyFactory.GetMetadata[TMetadata](Func`1 metadataServiceInvoker, Func`1 nodeNotFoundErrorMessage) at Microsoft.Dynamics.AX.Framework.Services.Client.MetadataServiceProxyFactory.CreateTableMetadataProxy(String tableName) at Microsoft.Dynamics.AX.Framework.Services.Client.MetadataCache.<>c.<.cctor>b__71_5(String alternateKey) at Microsoft.Dynamics.AX.Framework.Services.Client.CustomMetadataAccessor`4.GetItemByAlternateKey(TAlternateKey alternateKey) at Microsoft.Dynamics.AX.Framework.Services.Client.CustomMetadataAccessor`4.GetMainKeyFromAlternate(TAlternateKey alternateKey) at Microsoft.Dynamics.AX.Framework.Services.Metadata.Caching.TripleKeyedItemCache`4.<>c__DisplayClass14_0.b__0() at Microsoft.Dynamics.AX.Framework.Services.Metadata.Caching.CacheBase.CacheRead(ICacheReadArgs cacheReadArgs, Action tryReadAction, Action readThroughAction) at Microsoft.Dynamics.AX.Framework.Services.Metadata.Caching.TripleKeyedItemCache`4.GetItemInternal(CacheItemReadArgs itemReadArgs) at Microsoft.Dynamics.AX.Framework.Services.Metadata.Caching.TripleKeyedItemCache`4.GetItemByAlternateKey(TAlternateKey alternateKey) at Microsoft.Dynamics.AX.Framework.Services.Client.MetadataCache.GetTableMetadata(String tableName) at Microsoft.Dynamics.AX.Framework.Reporting.Shared.ClientServicesProxy.OnGetTableMetadata(String tableName) at Microsoft.Dynamics.AX.Framework.Reporting.Shared.ClientServicesProxy.GetTableMetadata(String tableName) at Microsoft.Dynamics.AX.Framework.Reporting.Shared.ClientServicesProxy.GetFieldMetadata(String tableName, String fieldName) at Microsoft.Dynamics.AX.Framework.Reporting.Shared.ClientServicesProxy.OnGetTableFieldMetadata(String tableName, String fieldName) at Microsoft.Dynamics.AX.Framework.Reporting.Shared.ClientServicesProxy.GetTableFieldMetadata(String tableName, String fieldName) at Microsoft.Dynamics.AX.Framework.Reporting.Shared.ExtendedDataTypeHelper.TryGetExtendedDataTypeMetadata(String customPropertyEDTValue, IErrorLogger errorLogger, String reportName)

21 June 2018

D365 Finance and Operations on-premises software lifecycle policy and on-premises releases

Here you can find detailed information about the current versions of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations on-premises. Let's hope that one day on-prem and cloud will have the same release dates. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/dev-itpro/migration-upgrade/on-prem-version-update-policy?toc=/fin-and-ops/toc.json#dynamics-365-for-finance-and-operations-on-premises-release-dates

23 May 2018

Financial Reportin alias Management Reporter unavailable

If you see the following error in a dev or cloud instance of Dynamics 365 for finance and operations check if the management reporting service is running on the server. You do not have permission to perform this action. 
Work with your administrator to verify your user permissions within Financial Report Designer.


16 May 2018

D365 F&O - Debugging in on-premises environments

If you are facing errors in your Dynamics 365 for finance and operations on-prem environment there is currently no real debugging story available. But there is a new article from Tariq Bell on how to debug using WinDbg:

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/axsa/2018/05/16/debug-a-dynamics-365-for-finance-and-operations-on-premises-instance-without-visual-studio/

At least a starting point and a really nice GUI ;)

09 May 2018

D365 F&O Deployment to on-prem failed during download

If the deployment of Dynamics 365 for finance and operations fails after preparing phase when the asset is downloading you should check the logs. If there is a message like the one below just verify that the orchestrator nodes are online and click retry.

MachineName SRV-XYZ
Message Unable to download asset xyzxyzxyzxyzxyzxyz

Detail at System.Environment.GetStackTrace(Exception e, Boolean needFileInfo) at System.Environment.get_StackTrace() at Microsoft.Dynamics.Operations.Local.LocalAgentEvents.LocalAgentEventHelpers.ErrorPrettify(LocalAgentEventSource source, Exception ex, Int32 errorCode, String format, Object[] values) at OrchestrationService.LcsArtifactsProvider.d__10.MoveNext() at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx) at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx) at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.AsyncMethodBuilderCore.MoveNextRunner.Run() at System.Threading.Tasks.AwaitTaskContinuation.RunOrScheduleAction(Action action, Boolean allowInlining, Task& currentTask) at System.Threading.Tasks.Task.FinishContinuations() at System.Threading.Tasks.Task`1.TrySetResult(TResult result) ...