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Windows Clients

There are two seperate Dynamics NAV clients for Windows. The primary one is referred to as the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows Client (formally the Role Tailored Client), and the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Development Environment. The Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows Client is the primary piece of software for accessing the NAV database, while the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Development Environment will only be used by the few users who are doing development or testing.

Hardware Requirements

The following section shows the minimum hardware system requirements for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Windows Client and Development Environment:

Component
Minimum Configuration
Minimum Recommended Configuration

Server

32-bit or 64-bit Supported Microsoft OS

64-bit Supported Microsoft OS

RAM

1 Gigabyte (1GB) (Windows minimum)

2GB+

Disk

NTFS formatted partition with a minimum of 10 GB of free space

NTFS formatted partition with 20 GB of free space

Software Requirements

The following section shows the minimum software system requirements for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Windows Client and Development Environment

Operating system

  • Windows Server 2016 Standard, Essentials or Datacenter Editions

  • Windows Server 2012 Standard or Essentials Editions

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Essentials Editions

  • Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education Editions

  • Windows 8, 8.1 Professional or Enterprise Editions

Reports

  • Microsoft Report Viewer 2015 to run reports that use RDLC report layouts

  • Microsoft Visual Studio or SQL Server Report Builder for creating and editing RDLC report layouts (in the Development Environment). The following versions and editions are supported:

    • Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Professional or Enterprise edition with SQL Server Data Tools installed. Important: Before you install Visual Studio, install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6; otherwise, an error will occur when you compile or run RDLC reports. For more information, see Report error "Visual Basic Command Line Compiler has stopped working"

    • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Professional, Premium, or Ultimate edition

    • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Professional, Premium, or Ultimate edition

    • SQL Server Report Builder 3.0 for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 or Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1

  • SQL Server Report Builder 3.0 for Microsoft SQL Server 2014, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1, or Microsoft SQL Server 2012 to edit RDLC report layouts

  • Microsoft Word 2013 or later to edit the layouts

Instant messaging and Telephony API

  • Microsoft Lync 2013 (Skype for Business 2013) or Microsoft Lync 2010 (Skype for Business 2010)

Outlook Client integration and mail merge

  • One of the following versions of Microsoft Office

    • Microsoft Office 365

    • Microsoft Office 2016

    • Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

    • Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2)

Import and export with Microsoft Excel and Office XML, and SharePoint Links

  • One of the following versions of Microsoft Office

    • Microsoft Office 365

    • Microsoft Office 2016

    • Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

    • Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2)

OneNote integration

  • One of the following versions of Microsoft Office

    • Microsoft Office 2016

    • Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

    • Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2)

Additional software and information

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Setup installs the following software if it is not already present in the target computer:

     

    • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2

    • Microsoft Report Viewer 2015

    • SQL Server Native Client 11.0 (For Development Environment)

  • The Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client is available in a 32-bit version and 64-bit version. On a 32-bit Windows operating system, the 32-bit version is run. On a 64-bit Windows operating system, the 64-bit version is run by default; however, you can also run the 32-bit version if it is required

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Setup can only install the Excel Add-in if Excel is present on the target computer

  • Outlook synchronization is not supported on 64-bit versions of Office

  • If the development environment and Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server are on the same computer, then only a 64-bit operating system is supported

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