Walkthrough: Installing the Demo Version

You can install the Demo version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 to evaluate or learn how to use the product. You should not use the CRONUS International Ltd. demonstration database as the basis for an actual deployed production environment.

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Setup always installs all components for the demonstration database on a single computer.

The Demo Install includes:

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If SQL Server 2008 R2 , SQL Server 2008, or SQL Server 2012 is present on the computer, and there is an existing SQL Server instance named NAVDEMO, then the CRONUS International Ltd. demonstration database is installed in this instance. Otherwise, Setup automatically installs SQL Server 2012 Express, then creates a NAVDEMO instance, then installs CRONUS International Ltd. demonstration database in this instance.

You should consider the following factors before you install and use the Demo Install:

  • The CRONUS International Ltd. demonstration database has not been tested to run side by side with earlier versions of Microsoft Dynamics NAV. We recommend that you do not install the CRONUS International Ltd. demonstration database on a computer that already has an earlier version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV installed.

  • If you want to use the Microsoft Outlook Add-In, then install Outlook before you install the CRONUS International Ltd. demonstration database.

  • If User Account Control is enabled on the computer where you want to install the demonstration database, then right-click Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, and then choose Run as administrator to run the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client with administrative credentials.

To install the Demo version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

  1. Insert the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 DVD, or navigate to the folder containing the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Setup.exe program.

  2. Run Setup.exe to start the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Setup wizard.

  3. Choose Next to move to the next page.

  4. Choose I accept to accept the license terms.

  5. Choose Install Demo.

  6. When the installation is complete, choose Close.

  7. Choose Start, choose All Programs, and then choose Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 to open the RoleTailored client.

You can now work with the CRONUS International Ltd. demonstration database to try the different features with demonstration data.

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When you uninstall Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, the demonstration database is not removed. You have to remove it manually. For more information, see "Removing the Demo Database" in Modifying, Uninstalling, or Repairing.

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