Dynamics Ax printing from the AOS


This post will be all about printing from printers that are connected on the AOS instead of the client.

First up is installing a printer on the server thats hosts the AOS services. Next is configuring the client and server as shown in the next screenshots:

Client configuration
Client configuration
Server configuration
Server configuration

In the printer setup you should now be able to choose from printers with the prefix “AOS:”

*edit* : If the printer does not show up, try restarting the windows ‘Print Spooler’ service.

Many application object servers today are installed on 64bit operating systems this can cause problems when trying to connect a network printer that is hosted on a 32bit printer server. You might choose to upgrade the operating system of the printer server and face more drivers problems with other 32bit clients or install a secondary 64bit printer server, witch seems overkill.  A better is when the printer is connected directly to the LAN install it on the server thats hosts the AOS services. You can do this by installing the printer local with a TCP/IP port and using the 64bit driver.

2 responses to “Dynamics Ax printing from the AOS”

  1. Hi Kevin –

    Is it necessary that the Printers has to be present on the server it self, we are using Terminal services to configure printers on individual client sessions.

    Corrent me if i am wrong here – It doesn’t make sense adding each and every printer to the AOS server.

    In my case using Terminal Service i have configured the printers – instead of adding it to AOS server – the batch job is eating lot of time in printing them to printers. the print management is setup for Printing Picking List.

    Please let me know if you came across a workaround for this.


    • Hi Kori,

      Yes it is necessary if you want to use them in batch.
      Is it the posting or the printing that runs slow?
      How many transactions do you post?

      Kind regards,


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