When working with multiple Dynamics AX environments, it’s quite useful to have a visual reminder of which environment you’re working in.
It is possible to use the instance name in the client configuration to provide this hint, but the instance name is not validated, nor does it indicate to the client which instance to connect to. The connection is established only based on the host name, port name and WSDL port. It is, in fact, possible to specify anything at all as the instance name:
My production server does NOT have an instance named MickeyMouse. I promise… Really…
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