Installing a deployable package in Dynamics 365 for Operations using command-line

Today we will be installing a deployable package using command line… this article is mostly for creating a condensed version for my own use… for a complete version please look at the link at the bottom of the page

1. From the Dynamics Server (using RDP) log into https://lcs.dynamics.com and select the correct project.
2. Goto Asset Library and download the package to D:\
3. Goto Properties for the file and unblock it
4. Unzip the file

NOTE: The folder where the files are unziped/stored must not contain spaces

5. Edit the DefaultTopologyData.xml file to look like this (for a onebox environment):

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?>
<TopologyData xmlns:xsd=”http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema” xmlns:xsi=”http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance”>
   <Name>AX topology</Name>
   <MachineList>
     <Machine>
       <Name>localhost</Name>
       <ServiceModelList>
         <string>AOSService</string>
         <string>ALMService</string>
         <string>BIService</string>
         <string>DevToolsService</string>
         <string>DIXFService</string>
         <string>DocumentRoutingAgent</string>
         <string>MROneBox</string>
         <string>PayrollTaxModule</string>
         <string>PerfSDK</string>
         <string>ReportingService</string>
         <string>RetailCloudPos</string>
         <string>RetailHQConfiguration</string>
         <string>RetailSDK</string>
         <string>RetailSelfService</string>
         <string>RetailServer</string>
         <string>RetailStorefront</string>
         <string>SCMSelfService</string>

    <!– DefaultTopologyData are only for dev vhd, which we only support AOS update–>
         <!– Create a new topology data for your Cloud AX topology–>
       </ServiceModelList>
     </Machine>
   </MachineList>
   <BackupScript>
     <FileName />
     <Automated>false</Automated>
     <Description>Please backup your environment now, set this step to complete once you finished backup</Description>
   </BackupScript>
</TopologyData>

6. Run these commands to install the file:

AXUpdateInstaller.exe generate -runbookid=name-runbook -topologyfile=DefaultTopologyData.xml -servicemodelfile=DevInstallServiceModelData.xml -runbookfile=name-runbook.xml
AXUpdateInstaller.exe import -runbookfile=”name-runbook.xml”
AXUpdateInstaller.exe execute -runbookid=”name-runbook”

Links:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/dev-itpro/deployment/install-deployable-package

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