How to Install DAX on Stand alone Windows XP system

Unfortunately setup of AX on the computer outside a domain is prohibited by installer. But there is a trick for doing such thing and works good.
This trick is tested under Windows XP SP2, it does not work on Vista.

For Ax 4.0 Windows XP sp2 is required , for DAX 2009 Windows XP sp3 is required.

Here are steps of the trick (borrowed from AxForum):

1. Change the value of there registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\ComputerName\ActiveComputerName to any value which does not match the name of your computer
2. Set value of environment variable named "UserDnsDomain" to any other value
3. Run setup.exe
4. Restore values, changed on the steps 1, 2
5. Go to client and server setup in control panel and change computer name to the real name of your computer

In order to install EP,Workflow for DAX 2009 on Windows XP we need to install share point services on Windows XP . Please visit the below link

Install SharePoint on WindowsXP

Enjoy installing DAX .........


  1. Great work boss....
    I am in the process of installing DAX2009 on my pc, which is not part of any network, i only dont understand the part in which you ve mentioned the 'userdndvariable', pls tell me where it is and how i should change it....

    thanks ....

  2. Sorry for late reply.
    You can create environment variable at following path.
    1) Right click on my computer icon
    2) select system properties
    3) Advanced tab , Click Environment variables button
    4) Create above variable here and specify the value for the same.

  3. HI Nagraj,

    Is it possibile to Install SSRS extension on Windows 7?


  4. Hi Zahid,

    Yaa you can . The reason is two prerequisite components SQL SSRS and Visual studio 2008 supports windows 7 , so in that sense you can install SSRS extension on windows 7.


  5. hi, i have done the required changes suggested by you, but i still get same error message


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