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Application Server Hardware and Software

Application Server

Using Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Application Servers; these middle/service tier servers manage all interactions between the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Clients using the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Windows Client or Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Client and the Database Servers. These servers include a core Dynamics NAV Application Server, with a Dynamics NAV Help Server and a Dynamics NAV Webserver to provide complementary features. Optional Dynamics CRM integration is also possible.

Hardware Requirements

The following section shows the minimum hardware system requirements for Sparkrock’s Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 application servers:

Component
Minimum Configuration
Recommended Minimum Configuration

Server

64-bit Supported Microsoft OS

64-bit Supported Microsoft OS

Processor

Dual core processor each with 2.5 Gigahertz (2.5GHz) clock speed

Dual core processor each with 3GHz+ clock speed

OR

Quad core processor each with 2.5GHz+ clock speed

RAM

8 Gigabytes (8GB)

12GB+ depending on the expected number of concurrent users

Disk

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

NTFS formatted partition with 50 GB of free space

Software Requirements

The following section shows the minimum software system requirements for Sparkrock’s Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 application servers:

Operating system

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Server runs on the following 64-bit operating system editions:

  • Windows Server 2016 Standard, Essentials or Datacenter Edition

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Essentials Edition

  • Windows Server 2012 Standard or Essentials Edition

  • Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education Edition

  • Windows 8.1 Professional or Enterprise Edition

  • Windows 8 Professional or Enterprise Edition

Web Server Features

Internet Information Server 7.5, Internet Information Server 8.0, Internet Information Server 8.5, or Internet Information Server 10 are required with the following features enabled:

  • .NET Extensibility 4.5.2.
  • ASP .NET 4.5.2.

  • ISAPI Extensions.

  • ISAPI Filters.

  • Request Filtering.

  • Windows Authentication.

  • Static Content.

  • HTTP Activation.

For more information about installing IIS, see How to: Install Internet Information Services for Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Client

To avoid crashes on the IIS server with many concurrent users, download and install the update from here: Update for the .NET Framework 4.5 in Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Server 2012

Reporting Server Features

  • Microsoft Report Viewer 2015 for Save as Excel, Save as PDF, and Save as Word functionality

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Setup installs Microsoft Report Viewer 2015 if it is not already present on the target computer

Help Server Features

  • Webserver Features must be installed

  • Windows Search must be enabled on the computer that you install the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Help Server on. If you install on Windows Server 2012, and Windows Search is not enabled as a file service, Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Setup adds the service. However, the changes do not take effect until the computer has restarted.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM integration

  • Windows Identity Framework.

  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online 2016, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online 2016 Update 1, or Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016

  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online 2015, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online 2015 Update 1, or Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Setup installs Windows Identity Framework if it is not already present on the target computer

Additional software & information

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2

  • Windows PowerShell 3.0

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Setup installs Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 if it is not already present on the target computer

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