How to: Enable Dynamics NAV Debug Logs in Event Viewer

Some Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server events are collected in the following Debug logs specific to Dynamics NAV in Event Viewer:

  • Applications and Services Logs > Microsoft > DynamicsNAV > Server

  • Applications and Services Logs > Microsoft > DynamicsNAV > Common

By default the Debug logs are disabled and may also be hidden in the Event Viewer. To collect trace event data, you must enable the Debug logs.

To enable Debug logs in Event Viewer

  1. On the computer that is running Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server, start Event Viewer.

    For more information, see How to Start Event Viewer.

  2. In the console tree, choose Applications and Services Logs, Microsoft, DynamicsNAV, and then Server or Common.

  3. If the Debug log is not shown under Server, then on the View menu, select Show Analytic and Debug Logs.

  4. Select the Debug log, and then on the Actions menu, choose Enable Log.


    Depending on the number of events, you might have to increase the maximum size of the log. The default value is 1028 KB. For more information, see Set Maximum Log Size.

    Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server trace events will now be recorded in the Debug log. For a list and description of trace events, see Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server Trace Events.

See Also

Monitoring Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server Events
Show or Hide Analytic and Debug
Enable Analytic and Debug Logs