Visual Studio 2008 does not contain the Dynamics AX EP Template

Once we installed the Visual Studio 2008 and AX Enterprise Portal Development tools in the Dynamics Ax 2009 Web server, we still cannot find any Dynamics AX template in the Visual Studio 2008 if we are using other accounts.

The issue is caused by the AX template that is not deployed in Visual Studio 2008.
The solution to fix that issue is to check the Application Data folder in the account which we are using to develop AX EP.
In Windows 2003, we need to check those folder in the beneath:
C:\Documents and Settings\usersaccount\Application Data\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0\ItemTemplatesCache\Visual Web Developer\CSharp
C:\Documents and Settings\usersaccount\Application Data\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0\ProjectTemplatesCache\Visual Web Developer\CSharp\
If there are no folders or files in those two folder, we need to copy from the account who installed the Visual Studio 2008.
The other issue is that we cannot see all the Dynamics AX control in the VS2008 Dynamics Ax tool box.
The solution to this issue is:
Navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\usersaccount\Application Data\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0, delete all those files below if they exists in the folder:
toolbox.tbd, toolboxIndex.tbd, toolbox_reset.tbd, toolboxIndex_reset.tbd
Restart VS 2008 after deleting those files, Right click the toolbox and check "Choose Items"
Select all the AX* controls in the "Choose Toolbox Items" dialog and close the dialog after that.
Right click the toolbox and check "Show All".

You may also need to delete those tbd files in the same folder for All users account.

The issue will be fixed after that.

Good Luck!

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