Dynamics AX the Setup wizard does not start, EXE file is opening a Microsoft Visual Studio

Issue Detail:

When you click Microsoft Dynamics AX EXE file in the initial installation. It’s opening a Microsoft Visual Studio instead of Installation Wizard.

Reason:

By default, HTML Application Host is the program that is associated with the .hta file type. However, if Microsoft Visual Studio is installed on Windows Server 2012, the .hta file type can be associated with Visual Studio instead

Solution:

To resolve this issue, you can use one of the following options:

  • Before you run Setup, use the Default Programs Control Panel to associate the .hta file type with the HTML Application Host program.
  • If you are prompted to choose a program with which to open setup.exe, choose HTML Application Host.
  • Right-click the file setup.exe and choose Run as administrator.
  • Right-click the file setup.exe and choose Properties. Click the Compatibility tab. Under Compatibility mode, select Windows 7.
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One thought on “Dynamics AX the Setup wizard does not start, EXE file is opening a Microsoft Visual Studio

  1. Hi,

    I am facing the same issue in AX 2012 R2.

    I have tried to install in Windows Server 2012 R2.

    I have tried to reset mshta application (C:\Windows\System32\mshta.exe) as default for .hta file types, but I have received the following error messages in Default Programs in Control panel. Can you please advise me.

    Error : “The program you have selected cannot be associated with this file type. Please choose another program”.

    Thanks in advance

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