Microsoft Dynamics NAV Administration
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- Install, configure, deploy and administer Dynamics NAV with ease
- Install Dynamics NAV Classic Client (Dynamics NAV C/SIDE), Dynamics NAV Role Tailored Client (RTC), and Dynamics NAV Classic Database Server on your computer to manage enterprise data
- Connect Dynamics NAV clients to the Database Server in the earlier versions and also the latest Dynamics NAV 2009 version
- A step-by-step guide filled with examples to help you to accomplish administrative tasks such as securing and maintaining databases using Dynamics NAV
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Setting up the Environment for Dynamics NAV
Chapter 2: Installing Dynamics NAV
Chapter 3: Integrating Dynamics NAV with the Microsoft Platform
Chapter 4: Securing Dynamics NAV Applications
Chapter 5: Backing up and Restoring a Dynamics NAV Database
Chapter 6: Performance Tuning
Chapter 7: Setting up Periodic Activities, Stylesheets, and Rapid Implementation Methodology
Chapter 8: Updating Objects and Virtualization with Dynamics NAV
Chapter 9: Business Intelligence
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What you will learn from this book
- Understand various user requirements and how Dynamics NAV will fit into your business needs
- Implement Dynamics NAV on a secure internal company network
- Define user access policies and Windows network access policies and extend them to the Dynamics NAV security system as well
- Create and restore backups using Dynamic NAV Classic Client option
- Implement the RIM (Rapid Implementation Methodology) approach to import and set up data in a simple and easy way by using predefined templates and questionnaires
- Use Job Queue to set up periodic jobs that run automatically at the scheduled time
- Attain flexibility by modifying existing sets of objects—tables, reports, codeunits, forms, pages, dataports, and XMLports
- Implement virtualization in Dynamics NAV on Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Dynamics NAV is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software product that integrates financial, manufacturing, supply chain management, sales and marketing, project management, human resources, and services management information from across your organization, into a centralized database. It can take hours to browse through documentation and references available online to learn how to install, configure, deploy and administer Dynamics NAV. This book aims to offer quick-start information in one place.
You will be amazed to find out how easily you can administer Dynamics NAV using this quick step-by-step guide. This book also has recommendations for software and hardware requirements including operating system considerations and hardware considerations for administering Dynamics NAV to your advantage. It covers some advanced functions to set up periodic activities, common batch jobs, and create object files. It will also guide you to secure your database by creating backups and improving performance with practical examples.
First you will look at the considerations for deploying Dynamics NAV and best practices and the most important aspects of every ERP installation. Then you will install Dynamics NAV—client and server components and use Dynamics NAV with the Microsoft Stack.
We discuss the Dynamics NAV Security Architecture including security recommendations and best practices. You will then create and restore backups. This book covers some recommendations about performance tuning—using appropriate code syntax, proper hardware sizing, and considerations for writing customized C/AL code while using SQL Server database.
Finally, you will set up procedures for scheduling pre-defined reoccurring processes, error and exception handling procedures, and provide mechanisms for automatic data processing on the server. Also, you will learn different methods used in handling, promoting to the database, and creating object files—tables, reports, codeunits, forms, pages, dataports and XMLports.
A hands on, short guide taking administrators through the installation, configuration, deployment, and ultimately, the administration of Dynamics NAV
This book is a tutorial guide that illustrates the steps needed to install, configure, deploy, and administer Dynamics NAV. It shows you how to get started with Dynamics NAV and then gradually explains other admin tasks such as backing up and performance tuning, using practical examples.
Who this book is for
If you want to get started in administering Dynamics NAV, this book is for you. Readers do not need any previous experience with Dynamics NAV.