Deploying the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Server Components in a Demonstration Environment

In this scenario, you install the major components of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 on a single computer. The scenario enables you to install Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client, Microsoft Dynamics NAV Phone client, and Microsoft Dynamics NAV Tablet client in an environment where you can test its features and behavior, compare it to the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client, and start developing your own applications. The installation requires minimal hardware resources, preparation, and configuration.

Note

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client is not required to run the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client, Microsoft Dynamics NAV Phone client, and Microsoft Dynamics NAV Tablet client]. In this scenario, Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client is installed for demonstration only.

Installed Components and Configuration

Components

This scenario installs the following components:

Configuration

This scenario uses the default setting of the Dynamics NAV Setup program, which includes the following:

  • Windows authentication is configured for authenticating users who try to open the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client.

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server configuration:

    • Service instance: DynamicsNAV110

    • Client service port: 7046

    • SOAP web services port: 7047

    • OData web services port: 7048

  • Dynamics NAV database components configuration:

    • Service instance: NAVDEMO

    • Database: Demo Database NAV (11-0)

  • NETWORK SERVICE account is used as the service account for Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server and Dynamics NAV database.

Installing the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Server Components

To install the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client in this scenario, you will run Dynamics NAV Setup two times. The first time, you will choose the Install Demo option, which installs the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client, development environment, and the CRONUS International Ltd. demonstration database. The second time that you run Setup, you will choose the Web Server Components option, which installs a website for Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client on the Internet Information Services.

Prepare for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client installation

  1. Get access to the Dynamics NAV installation media. For example, this could be a DVD or network drive that contains the Dynamics NAV installation files.

  2. Make sure that the computer meets the hardware and software requirements.

    For more information, see System Requirements for Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

  3. Determine which HTTP port to use for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client connections.

    • Dynamics NAV Setup will create a website on IIS for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client. During Setup, you will have to choose the port to use for the site. The default port that is used in Dynamics NAV Setup is port 8080. If you are not sure of which port to use, then use the default port.

    • With most of the supported Windows operating systems, an inbound rule will automatically be added in Windows Firewall to allow communication on the port. However, if your computer is running Windows 7, 8.0, or 8.1, then you have to manually create an inbound rule. For information about see How to: Create an Inbound Rule in Windows Firewall for the Port of Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Client.

Run Dynamics NAV Setup

  1. From the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 installation media, run the setup.exe file to start Dynamics NAV Setup Wizard.

  2. On the Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 Setup page, choose the Next button, and then choose I accept to accept the license terms.

  3. On the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Setup page, choose Install Demo.

    The installation starts. This can take several minutes.

  4. When the installation is complete, choose the Close button.

  5. Run the setup.exe again to start the Dynamics NAV Setup Wizard.

  6. On the Maintenance page, choose Add or remove components.

  7. On the Customize the Installation page, choose the box next to Web Server Components, choose Run from My Computer, and then choose Next.

  8. On the Specify Parameters page, under Web Server Components, set the Port parameter to the TCP/IP port to use for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client connection or use the default port 8080.

  9. Set the Install IIS prerequisites parameter to Install.

    This enables the IIS features that are required for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client on the computer. For more information about this parameter, see Using Microsoft Dynamics NAV Setup to Install IIS Features.

  10. Choose the Apply button to start the installation.

  11. When the installation is complete, choose the Close button.

    The following elements of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client have been added to your computer:

  • A Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client button on the Start menu.

  • A web server instance for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client is installed on IIS. The web server instance consists of a web site that has the name Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 Web Client. The web site contains an application that has the name (and alias) DynamicsNAV110.

    Note

    The DynamicsNAV110 alias matches the name of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server instance that was also created.

Open the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client

  • To open the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client from the computer where you installed Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018, on the Start menu, choose All Programs, and then choose Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 Web Client.

  • To open the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client from other devices on the network, open an Internet browser, and type the following URL in the address box:

    http://ComputerName:PortNumber/DynamicsNAV110
    Or for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017:

    http://ComputerName:PortNumber/dynamicsnav100/webclient

    • Substitute ComputerName with the name of the computer where you installed Dynamics NAV. If you are working on the computer where you installed Dynamics NAV, then you can use localhost.

    • Substitute PortNumber with the port that you configured for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Server components during Setup.

      For example, if the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Server components is installed on port 8080, then you can use the following URL: http://NavWeb:8080/DynamicsNAV110.

      For a list of supported devices and browsers, see System Requirements for Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

Note

If you get an error and the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client does not open, then see Troubleshooting the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Client Installation to try to resolve the problem.

See Also

Deploying the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Server Components
How to: Install the Web Server Components