What Docker Image is right for you?

The last year has been quite a journey for people using Docker images for Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Dynamics 365 Business Central. Images have been available in various places and private registries, navdocker, developer preview, navinsider, microsoft/dynamics-nav are just some of the terms you have run into. This blog post should demystify and explain clearly…

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NAV on Docker 0.0.5.5 or… – What’s new

As some users of NAV on Docker has noticed, the images gets rebuild from time to time. We typically rebuild all images when we have changes to the generic layer, which might be of value to users of NAV on Docker. This blog post describes what’s new since the last blog post on 0.0.4.1 (December…

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NavContainerHelper – Overriding scripts in NAV containers

If you haven’t read the first post about the NavContainerHelper, you should do so. When building, running or restarting the NAV container, the c:\run\start.ps1 script is being run. This script will launch navstart.ps1, which will launch a number of other scripts (listed below in the order in which they are called from navstart.ps1). Each of these scripts…

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NavContainerHelper – Use an external SQL Server as database connection in a NAV container

If you haven’t read the first post about the NavContainerHelper, you should do so. If you have a created a SQL Server container using one of the methods described any of the blog posts: Create a SQL Server container with the CRONUS database from a NAV container image Create a SQL Server container and restore a .bak…

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NavContainerHelper – Create a SQL Server container and restore a .bak file

If you haven’t read the first post about the NavContainerHelper, you should do so. The following script sample, will create a new SQL Server container and restore a NAV 2018 database backup file (Demo Database NAV (11-0).bak) placed on the host in a folder called c:\temp\navdbfiles. The folder c:\temp\navdbfiles on the host is shared as…

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NavContainerHelper – Start a NAV container and place the database files on a file share on the host computer

If you haven’t read the first post about the NavContainerHelper, you should do so. The database files are placed inside the container by default. If you want to copy the database to a share on the Docker host, you can override the SetupDatabase.ps1 script by creating a file called SetupDatabase.ps1, specify that in myScripts.ps1 to…

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NavContainerHelper – Specify your own Database backup file to use with a NAV container

If you haven’t read the first post about the NavContainerHelper, you should do so. If you have a database backup file (.bak), you can specify that as parameter to the container. You can specify the bakfile using a secure URL. Read this for information about how to create a secure url for a file. $imageName = “microsoft/dynamics-nav:2018-rtm”…

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NavContainerHelper – License

If you haven’t read the first post about the NavContainerHelper, you should do so. By default the NAV containers are using the CRONUS demo database and the CRONUS Demo license file is already imported in that. If you want to use you own licensefile, you have a few options on how to do this. Specify…

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NavContainerHelper – Authentication

If you haven’t read the first post about the NavContainerHelper, you should do so. Specify username and password for your NAV SUPER user The parameter needed to specify username and password for your NAV Super user is -credential $credential The credentials are of type System.Management.Automation.PSCredential and can be created like this $securePassword = ConvertTo-SecureString -String…

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