How to run a Microsoft Ax 2012 Hyper-V on VirtualBox (Enterpris Portal Problem)

  • November 26, 2011
  • 1 Comment

In my previous post I described how to run the standard Microsoft Ax 2012 Hyper-V VPC on your regular Windows Client with VirtualBox. There was one thing I forgot to mention, when you want to use the Enterprise Portal (and you probably will) you need to adjust the windows hosts-file on the VPC.


  • Just open Notepad and open ‘C:WindowsSystem32driversetcHosts’
  • Add a line  containing ‘     ‘

Now the file should look like this:

# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a ‘#’ symbol.
# For example:
#          # source server
#              # x client host

# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
#       localhost
#    ::1             localhost

  1. chrisarys left a comment on December 8, 2011 at 9:51 am

    you could also add as your preferred DNS server (in the properties of your network adapter)

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