September 23, 2015

Combine multiple virtual disk files into single vmdk with VMware Player

The information in this post is based on VMware Player 7 running on a Windows 7 64 bit host. It may or may not be valid for other versions and platforms. I recently received a virtual machine that I did not get to install myself. I’m as picky as most older nerds *cough* about how […]

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September 23, 2015

Shrink virtual disk in VMware Player

The information in this post is based on VMware Player 7 running on a 64 bit Windows 7 host with a 32 bit Windows 7 guest. It may or may not be valid for other versions and platforms. I usually don’t bother much with managing the size of my virtual machine disks as I store […]

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March 26, 2015

Temporarily toggle admin mode in Dynamics AX 2012

The information in this post is based on Dynamics AX 2012 R3. It may or may not be valid for other versions. Sometimes – especially when testing security elements – it is convenient to be able to temporarily disable your own administrator privileges. Of course, you could just remove yourself from the Administrators group, but […]

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March 25, 2015

Hide SysOperation data contract dialog field in Dynamics AX 2012

The information in this post is based on Dynamics AX 2012 R3. It may or may not be valid for other versions. If you need to hide a data contract field from an automatically generated SysOperation dialog, you simply need to apply the SysOperationControlVisibilityAttribute attribute to the corresponding parm method. For example: [DataMemberAttribute, SysOperationControlVisibilityAttribute(false)] public […]

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March 25, 2015

Create account string with ledger dimensions from code in Dynamics AX 2012

The information in this post is based on Dynamics AX 2012 R3. It may or may not be valid for other versions. The way ledger dimensions work changed drastically with the release of Dynamics AX 2012. You have probably seen the dynamic account strings, in which main account numbers are merged with ledger dimensions into […]

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