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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 SharePoint client installation moments

    Just few words about Microsoft Dynamics NAV Portal Framework installation. Really installation is simple and straight forward. Usually just click setup.exe on installation DVD, choose install SharePoint portal framework, set few parameters and next,next, next… Simplest scenario described at...
  • Blog Post: How to have few Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 services on the same server

    Sometimes we need to have few Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 services connected to different SQL databases but running on the same server. Let us say few developers are working on different databases and want to see how RTC works with their customizations. Or maybe we want to compare how different RTC versions...
  • Blog Post: Manually restoring the NAV 2013 Demo Database

    With the release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, there are some new procedures for restoring the demo database manually. I have outlined the necessary steps below. 1) From within the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, restore the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 demo database from the installation...
  • Blog Post: Installing NAV 2009 R2 without Active Directory

    Normally you need to have an Active directory server running to use multi-tier of NAV 2009 R2. But in some cases this is not possible or existing. In NAV 2009 R2 we got an new configuration option called ClientCredentialType that is meant to be used over WAN. But I will in this blog post show one simple...
  • Blog Post: Silent or unattended installation

    What is silent or unattended installation Simply said silent install is installation without any UI. In this case it’s about how to run “setup.exe” in silent mode. It’s recommended that you only run “setup.exe” when you install a new NAV installation, because the installer...
  • Blog Post: NAV install in "another" way

    Last time i published this article i received many claims as compliment too. Claims about "NAV doesn't work after this installation" and compliments about "this is very good for test or dev environment installation". So after one claim i removed article, and now added again (with minor modifications...
  • Blog Post: New How Do I Videos for Microsoft Dynamics NAV on MSDN

    Announcing the next installment of new videos on MSDN. http://msdn.microsoft.com/bb629407.aspx These videos target the developer audience for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009. The new offerings are: Multiple Web Service Instances in NAV 2009 Delegation with Three Tier Installation in NAV 2009...
  • Blog Post: New Training Titles Released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1

    The following training titles have been released and are available on PartnerSource and CustomerSource (log-in required): What's New in Microsoft Dynamics® NAV 2009 Service Pack 1 - Application: A one-day instructor-led training (ILT) course that provides students with the knowledge and skills...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 installation moment...

    Recently i met customer problem where NAV 2009 SP1 components didn't work after "correct installation". Problem is: customer installs NAV 2009 SP1 components by run msi file - for example "Microsoft Dynamics NAV SDK.msi". But this way doesn't install "Prerequisite Components" needed by NAV 2009 SP1...
  • Blog Post: Dynamics NAV RTC hangs when previewing/printing reports

    Problem: When previewing a report you only getting a small window in upper left corner with only a text string with the name for the report and the rest blank. When I trying to close this window, you get an error message: "Errors exist. Do you want to discard changes?" (Y/N). Pressing Yes, hangs and...
  • Blog Post: Best Practices Analyzer for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009

    The Best Practices Analyzer for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 is a tool for identifying issues that can prevent you from successfully deploying a three-tier environment of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009. Three-tier environment deployments can be challenging because they often require additional domain...
  • Blog Post: How to run 2 RTC on the same pc and connect it to different db (how to run pages/reports from diff db)

    Multiple RTC: We know that Dynamics NAV classic client has very nice feature: we can start it with option ID=<zup file name>. In that way we can have many NAV shortcuts which open different db/companies. However Role Tailored Client looks like only one shortcut in menu and always starts the same...
  • Blog Post: How To Install Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 Employee Portal on a 64-bit Operating System

    "How To" article describing how to install the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 Employee Portal on a 64-bit Operating System has been published on Partner Source*. https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/deployment/documentation/howtoarticles/HowToInstall64bitNAV2009SP1EP Note: After downloading the ...
  • Blog Post: CREATE DATABASE failed when installing Cronus Sample Database

    Today I did run into a problem installing the “Cronus Sample Database”. In the error report view I found this error message SQL Server option Cronus Sample Database for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Fatal error during installation. CREATE DATABASE failed. Some file names listed could not...
  • Blog Post: Installation of Dynamics NAV 2009 hangs during installation of Outlook Add-in

    When installing NAV 2009 RTM you can sometimes if you are unlucky end up with an installer that hangs when installing Outlook Add-in. The most common reason for this is that the installation is not able to update the” Outlook.exe.config” file and get stuck in an infinitive loop. When looking in the event...
  • Blog Post: More troubleshooting multi-machine installations of NAV 2009

    Today I found a really good and interesting blog about general troubleshooting of multi-machine scenarios in NAV 2009. Most of the blog is checking SPN settings, delegations settings and different problems with those. Intro The NAV 2009 documentation walkthroughs provide step-by-step instructions...
  • Blog Post: What to do when the setup.exe doesn’t start in Dynamics NAV 2009

    The reason that setup.exe doesn't start can be many. But I will try to give you ha checklist that you can work through if you end up in this situation. Ensure that the user account running setup.exe have administrator rights. Try the DVD/download one another computer. If this work you have eliminated...
  • Blog Post: How to install more than one Dynamics NAV 2009 Demo Database alternative 2

    Earlier I did describe how to duplicate an installed and existing database in post " How to install more than one Dynamics NAV 2009 Demo Database ". This time I will attached the DB directly from DVD. The steps is as follow Create the directory where you would like to have the new database. ...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting multi-machine installations of NAV 2009

    The NAV 2009 documentation walkthroughs provide step-by-step instructions for installing NAV 2009 on 2 or 3 machines. However, we have found that some of the same configuration issues come up time after time after installation. When on calls with partners and customers, it seemed to me that this information...
  • Blog Post: SP1 Update to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Developer and IT Pro Help

    Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Developer and IT Pro Help has been updated to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 and is now available on MSDN and the Microsoft Download Center . In addition to new content for SP1, this release expands on existing content and addresses some important support call issues, such...
  • Blog Post: Where is the zup file again?

    I keep forgetting where the CustomSettings.config, ClientUserSettings.Config etc files are. So I keep looking it up again in "Where is the zup file" . This time, I collected the location of these files in a NAV form so I don't have to look them up anymore. In addition to this you can edit the files from...
  • Blog Post: SPN name Changes

    It should be a common installation scenario to have NAV 2009 components installed on three different machines, one for the database hosted by SQL Server, one for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server (middle tier server) and the corresponding client machines. This installation is explained in MSDN “How To...
  • Blog Post: Error 1935 when installing Dynamics NAV 5.0 SP1

    When I tried to install the NAV 5.0 SP1 client I ran into an error 1935. This may happen on Vista and Windows 2008. Error 1935; an error occurred during the installation of assembly component {98CB24AD-52FB-DB5F-A01F-C8B3B9A1E18E}. HRESULT:0×800736CC. The solution is simpler then it seems. You...
  • Blog Post: What do SPNs actually do - NAV 2009

    Three terms keep coming up when setting up NAV 2009 when NAV-server (middle tier) runs on a different machine than SQL Server: - Delegation / Impersonation - Kerberos - SPN Delegation / Impersonation is what it says it is. Kerberos is handled more or less automatically by Windows. But what do SPNs...
  • Blog Post: Failed to open key when Installing Dynamics NAV 2009

    When installing Dynamics NAV 2009 one of my friend's rune into this problem: -------------------------- Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Build 27808 Error Report RoleTailored client Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 RoleTailored client Fatal error during installation. Could not open key: UNKNOWN\MSComDlg...
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