What is the "Enable for Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server" option?


In the Classic client, in either the Alter Database or New Database window, one of the options on the Options tab is Enable for Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server. This option should be selected if you are deploying the RoleTailored client, which communicates with the database through the NAV Server. When this option is selected, access to special properties and .NET code that NAV Server computers must use to access the database is enabled. The option is selected by default; you would clear this option if you knew for sure that all database access would be through classic architecture components such as Classic client and Classic Application Server.


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Comments (3)

  1. Capone says:

    "option should be selected if you are deploying the RoleTailored client"  Doesn’t this apply to web services as well?

  2. Luc van Vugt says:

    I am glad I found this post, but to be honest I would like to get a little bit more background on this or is this really all to be said about this.

    And then: this option is failing in any current documentation like the "Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Developer and IT Pro Documentation" on msdn.

  3. Microsoft Dynamics NAV Technical Writer says:

    Regarding the two recent comments, I checked with one of the lead developers and he replied, "There really isn’t much more to be said I think. As the text states this should be enabled unless one knows for sure that only the classic client will be used. In V7 the setting should go away because only the RTC will be able to run the app. And yes this setting applies also to web services." The blog post exists only because we omitted to cover this setting in the original Classic client help. Our apologies for that.