Microsoft Dynamics NAV Universal app for Windows devices: basic troubleshooting

You can manage the use of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Universal app using Windows PowerShell. How to get the version of the app through PowerShell Run an elevated Power Shell ISE (Run As Administrator) and type the following: Get-AppxPackage -Name *dynamicsnav* Inspect the output How to check if the app has not been granted for Loopback…

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Working with Mediaset References in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017

Mediaset is a new data type introduced with Dynamics NAV 2017. Read the documentation here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics-nav/mediaset-data-type. When working with the Mediaset data type you might want to copy its content from one table to another table but not the same reference. If the same reference is copied through an assignment statement, any action is and will…

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Coffee Break: Monitoring and troubleshooting NAV Services, Part III – Performance troubleshooting and profiling User Activity using PowerShell

Since the release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, tracing user activity has become a bit more complicated than it used to be in earlier versions due to the fact that unlike previously, all user connections to SQL Server are now server connections. Which makes it more difficult to trace individual user activity. But not impossible: Enabling…

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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…


Coffee Break – Automatic Deployment of Microsoft Dynamics NAV

This post will round up a small series of how to use Windows PowerShell to provision Dynamics NAV in an automated way. In our examples we do this in the cloud, since here we can already automate the machine and OS deployments, but the techniques here will work in any environment. The key element here…


Coffee Break – keeping stuff in the cloud

In the last few Coffee Break posts we have been looking at virtual hard disks (VHDs) and virtual machines (VMs). Now let’s combine the two in the cloud. Coffee Break 11 – Provisioning – Using Microsoft Azure storage to keep VHDs and other useful stuff in the cloud Provisioning a new instance of Microsoft Dynamics NAV is like…