Create a new database for Trace parser


When you do troubleshooting actions on any VM lower than D365FO 10.X.X (i.e. AX2012, D365FO 7.X, D365FO 8.X), chance is that no database was pre-created for trace’s data. You will need to register a new one.

Open Trace Parser from Start meu. Choose File > Register.


Register a new database. DO NOT choose any existing database.

New DB

A new box will appear asking if you want to create it. Choose Yes.


A new database will be created for you in SSMS.

New DB

Now, you can start analysing trace files using Trace Parser.