How to: Install the Web Server Components for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Client

[This topic has been updated for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Feature Pack 1. To see the same topic for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, see the in-product Help.]

To deploy the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client, you install the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Server components on a computer that is running Internet Information Services (IIS). To access the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client, you must have a web browser and a network connection to a Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server instance that connects to a Microsoft Dynamics NAV database. The following illustration shows the components involved in the setup.

Install NAV Web client on same computer as server

You can install Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Server components on the same computer as the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server or on a separate computer.

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You do not need a Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server instance or SQL Server database to install the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Server components. You can install these components separately and then later configure the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Server components to use them.

Prerequisites

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 installation media. For example, this could be a DVD or network drive that contains the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 installation files.

  • Verify that the system requirements are met on the computer that you want to install Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Server components. For more information, see System Requirements for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013.

  • Install Internet Information Services 7.0 at a minimum.

    Make sure that the required features are enabled. For more information, see How to: Install and Configure Internet Information Services for Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Client

    Instead of installing and configuring IIS manually, you can use Microsoft Dynamics NAV Setup to install IIS and enable the required features. If IIS is already installed, then Setup will enable any required features that are not currently enabled.

  • If you want to configure SSL on the connection to Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client, then complete the following procedures:

    • Obtain an SSL certificate.

    • Import the certificate into the local computer store of the computer on which you will install the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Server components.

    • Obtain the certificate's thumbprint.

    For more information about these procedures, see Walkthrough: Configuring Web Services to Use SSL (SOAP and OData).

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    If you do not want to configure SSL when you install the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Server components, you can configure it after installation. For more information, see How to: Configure SSL to Secure the Connection to Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Client.

Installing the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Server

To install the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client, you run Microsoft Dynamics NAV Setup on a computer that is running IIS, and then choose the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Server components option.

To install Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Server components using the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Setup Wizard

  1. On the computer that is running IIS, open the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 installation media.

  2. Double-click the setup.exe file to start the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Setup Wizard.

    If you have already installed one or more Microsoft Dynamics NAV components on the computer, you will see the Maintenance page instead of the Welcome page. In this case, choose Add or remove components, and then go to step 7.

  3. Choose the Next button.

  4. To accept the license terms, choose I accept.

  5. On the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Setup page, choose Choose an installation option.

  6. On the Choose an Installation Option page, choose Custom.

  7. On the Customize the Installation page, select NAV Web Server Components, and then choose Run from My Computer.

  8. Choose the Next button to go to the Specify Parameters page.

  9. In the Server section, set the following parameters to configure the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server instance.

    Parameter Description

    Server Name

    Specifies the name of the computer that is running Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server for this client.

    Client Services Port

    The listening TCP port for the computer that is running Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server.

    Service Name

    The name of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server instance to connect to.

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    If you currently do not know the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server instance or you want set up the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server later, then use the default values.

  10. In the Web Server Components section, set the Port parameter to the TCP port to use for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client website.

  11. If you want to configure SSL for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client connection, set the SSL Certificate Thumbprint parameter to the thumbprint of the certificate that you want to use.

  12. If you want to add an item on the Start menu for opening the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client, set the Add link to Start menu parameter to Yes.

  13. Set the Install IIS prerequisites parameter to one of the following values.

    Value Description

    Install

    Setup enables IIS and the required features for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client and installs the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Server components. If IIS is already enabled on the computer, then Setup enables any required features that are not currently enabled.

    Detect

    Setup detects whether IIS and the required features for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client are enabled on the computer, and then does the following:

    • If the required IIS features are enabled, then Setup installs the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Server components.

    • If any IIS features are not enabled, then Setup does not install the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Server components and an error report is generated that lists the required features. You must enable the required features, and then run Setup again to install the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Server components.

    Skip

    Setup installs the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Server components without detecting whether IIS or the required features are enabled. Setup does not change the IIS setup.

  14. Verify the parameters, and then choose Apply to complete the installation.

  15. When Setup is completed, choose the Close button.

A website called Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Web Client is added on the IIS. The website includes a web application that has the name WebClient. The physical path of the web application is C:\inetpub\wwwroot\DynamicsNav70\WebClient.

The Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Server components are also installed in the %systemroot%\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics NAV\70\Web Client folder of the computer.

For details about the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client installation on IIS, see Deploying the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Client.

To open the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client

  • To open the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client from the computer on which you installed the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Server components, use one of the following methods:

    • On the Start menu, choose All Programs, and then choose Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Web Client.

    • Open a web browser, and then in the address box, type http://localhost:port/DynamicsNAV70/WebClient or https://localhost:port/DynamicsNAV70/WebClient if you set up SSL for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client. Replace port with the TCP port number that you chose during Setup.

    For more information, see How to: Open the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Client. If you get an error when trying to open the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client, see Troubleshooting the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Client Installation for information about resolving the problem.

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