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If AX 2012 R2 is already installed, use the Update Wizard and complete the update process to apply CU7. The process looks like this:
  1. Get ready for CU7:
    1. Review the release documentation.
    2. Download the files.
  2. Apply CU7 as an update:
    1. Prepare for the update.
    2. Install and analyze updates.
    3. Restart the AOS and IIS.
    4. Reinitialize the model store.
    5. Complete the software update checklist.
    6. Update other Microsoft Dynamics AX components.
    7. Validate the update and roll it out to the production environment.
  3. Install the Data Import/Export Framework.
For all the details, see the CU7 Installation Guide. If you receive any compiler errors during the process, be sure to check out this blog post.

If you’re installing Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 for the first time, use the Setup Wizard and the slipstreaming process to install CU7 together with the rest of the product. When updates are slipstreamed, the Setup Wizard automatically detects them and applies them. The process looks like this:

  1. Get ready for CU7:
    1. Review the release documentation.
    2. Download the files.
  2. Install AX 2012 R2 + CU7:
    1. Create a shared network location from which to install Microsoft Dynamics AX.
    2. Copy the contents of the Microsoft Dynamics AX DVD to the shared network location.
    3. In the Updates folder of the Microsoft Dynamics AX DVD, create a folder for CU7 and extract the CU7 installation files into it.
    4. Run the Setup Wizard as you would for any new installation.
  3. Install the Data Import/Export Framework from the update installer.
For all the details, see the CU7 Installation Guide.

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