CRM Integration Requires Updated SDK File

If you use our integration with Dynamics CRM, you might have noticed a Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.dll that is installed on the server and on the client computers. This is part of the integration, both when you use the integrated connection and the Connector. We have seen a pattern where this file is the wrong version for some reason. A symptom…

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Coffee Break: Proactive Monitoring with Task Scheduler

Here in Part V of  the “Monitoring and Admin” coffee breaks, we will schedule a Windows PowerShell script with these two purposes: Check for heartbeat (check if Dynamics NAV is still running), and Check for a threshold value, for example MEM or CPU exceeding a max value Customer Story: We’re a system administrator who is…

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Using Web Services to Manage the Dynamics NAV Management Portal Programmatically

In this blog post, we will explain how to access and work with the Dynamics NAV Management Portal via web services. The Dynamics NAV Management Portal has a full set of web services that will allow you to create applications, versions, services, tenants, backups (and much more!) programmatically. We will provide you with some basics…

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Coffee Break: Make your (Windows PowerShell) life easier

Anyone who uses Windows PowerShell regularly will be familiar with re-typing the names of Windows PowerShell cmdlets they already used many times before. In this post we will show a couple of examples of creating functions and store them in your profile to reduce the amount of re-typing needed in order to make your life…

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Coffee Break Troubleshooting Part IV: Windows Error Reporting and Collecting Crash Dumps

For troubleshooting issues with Microsoft products in general, you can use Windows Error Reporting to report computer problems to Microsoft. Microsoft uses the problem reports to try to match descriptions of each problem to a solution. This feature is enabled by default, and generates detailed reports about the problem. To troubleshoot application instability issues, we…

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Coffee Break 16 – Using Windows PowerShell to Mark and Compare

This time we will take a fingerprint of a specific situation, and then use Diff to compare in order to see if the situation has changed over time or compared to a reference machine. Coffee Break – Fingerprints and Diff-Checks Sometimes you want to compare the current situation against a reference to see if the…

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What to do when you cannot access a download?

This month’s Cumulative Updates were made available for download this week. Some of you have experienced problems downloading the files, which causes understandable confusion and frustration. The problems can be caused by a number of different issues, including but not limited to server-side issues. The team that runs the download server is in process of…

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Coffee Break – Monitoring and Troubleshooting Services Part 2

In this post, we thought we might look into how to use Windows PowerShell to work with XML data. As a user scenario, we are continuing here on our previous post, to look further into server troubleshooting possibilities. You might experience an error, warning, behavior that you want to analyze, but have no clear repro…

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Coffee Break – Monitoring and troubleshooting NAV Services

Windows PowerShell is very well suited for monitoring services because tasks can be repeated and they can run remotely. In this post we will look at how to check the Application Log via Windows PowerShell, locally as well as remotely, to look for errors or for certain words in the log. The customer story this…