The Install Demo option is available on the first page after you accept the Microsoft Software License Terms in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Setup. When you choose Install Demo, Setup installs all three tiers of the Product Architecture on the local computer.
The Demo Install is intended for users who want to try out the features of Microsoft Dynamics NAV. It is not recommended as the foundation for an actual production environment.
|You must install the Demo on a computer with a 64-bit Windows operating system.|
Demo Install Option Notes
When you choose Demo Install, Setup begins copying files. After this, you have no further interaction with Setup. Choose Close to exit Setup when it is finished copying files.
Setup installs SQL Server 2012 Express, creates a SQL Server instance, NAVDEMO, and installs the Demo Database NAV (7-0) in this instance. Previous versions of Microsoft Dynamics NAV installed the Demo database in the default SQL Server instance.
The first time you install Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, the new SQL Server instance and Demo database are created automatically. If you subsequently delete Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 and then run Setup to install the Demo version again, Setup prompts you to replace the existing database:
The SQL Server Instance “NAVDEMO’ already has an instanced named ‘Demo Database NAV (7-0)’. Would you like to replace this database?
You can choose OK or Cancel.
Setup cannot install the data file for a database (an .mdf file) to the local computer if the destination folder or drive is compressed.
When you choose the Demo Install option, Setup installs the following components:
Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client
Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server.
Development Environment (C/SIDE).
Microsoft Office Excel Add-In
SQL Server Express 2012, a smaller-scale version of SQL Server. If a valid version of SQL Server is already present on the computer where you are installing the Demo version, Setup does not install SQL Server Express 2012.
SQL Server Database Components
CRONUS International Ltd. demonstration database, with a demo license. See Properties of the Demo License for information on what you can do with this license.