How to: Create or Load a Setup Configuration File

You can customize the list of components to install or configure settings for individual components. For more information, see How to: Choose Components to Install and How to: Preconfigure Components.

After you finished customization and configuration, you can save this information to a Setup configuration file. You can use this file with Setup, either when you or another user runs Setup or when you run a silent installation. For more information about silent installation, see Running Setup on the Command Line.

In these procedures, you save and load a configuration file.

Saving Setup Configuration Files

You can create a new setup configuration file or save a modified setup configuration file on the Specify parameters page in Microsoft Dynamics NAV Setup. This page is available when you run Setup unless you select Install Demo, which skips all other Setup pages.

To save a setup configuration file

  1. In the Specify parameters page, choose Save.

  2. Type a file name for the configuration file. An .xml extension is added automatically.

  3. Choose Save.

    You now return to the Specify parameters page, where you can continue with installing software. You can also close Setup if you only have to create a Setup configuration file.

Loading a Setup Configuration File

The option to load a Setup configuration file is on the Choose an installation option page in Microsoft Dynamics NAV Setup. This option is also available with a command-line install. For more information, see Running Setup on the Command Line.

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A Setup configuration file contains information about which components to install and which settings to apply to each component. Therefore, you should not customize the list of components or configure components in Setup before you load a Setup configuration file because loading the configuration overwrites all prior customization and configuration.

To load a Setup configuration file in Setup

  1. In the Choose an installation option page, choose Load Configuration.

    This option is located under Custom Components.

  2. In the Open dialog box, select or browse to the Setup configuration file that you want to open, and then double-click the file.

    Setup now shows the Customize the installation page that has been modified according to the component selection in the loaded Setup configuration file.

  3. Modify the list of components to install or choose Next to proceed to the Specify parameters page, where settings from the Setup configuration file are shown.

  4. Configure these settings or choose Apply to accept these values and continue.

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