Category Archives: NAV2016

Introducing Erik’s ClientUserSettings.config Editor

One of the things that Microsoft has chosen to hide well is the configuration of the role tailored client. There is a file called ClientUserSettings.config that is hidden away on your PC. This file controls how the client connects to the service tier. Most of the times you don’t need to change anything in the file, but sometimes it is needed.

If you are a NAV developer it can happen quite often of you got installations with different authentication styles or other settings.

The file is located under AppData, a hidden folder, under your user account.

I got tired of searching and editing this file, so I created a small utility that would help me, introducing Erik’s ClientUserSettings Editor.

Simply run this program, it will search your PC for all .config files (in case your got more than one version of NAV installed)

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It will show all parameters in the file with values in the right column.

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If you got more than one config file on your PC, select the correct on from the combo box in the top.

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And as an extra little bonus, I’ve added the help text from Microsoft’s website to each field, so when editing, you’ll get a helping tooltip presented.

As soon as you have enter a value in a field the file is saved and ready to use.

Download from here: EriksNAVClientConfigEditor

Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Windows 10

So July 29 2015 is the big day for Windows 10.  I have tested all the versions of NAV I have available on Windows 10 and the list is basically the same as with Windows 8.

The first version I tried was “Navision 3.56a” – The character based predecessor to Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

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That worked fine (With the NAVIN.EXE executable).

After this, Financials 1.30 was up, but a rather disappointing result. FIN.EXE does not start, it ask for elevated permissions, and the bombs out.

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The same things happens for:

Financials 2.00
Financials 2.60
Attain 3.01
Microsoft MBS Navision 4.00sp3

The oldest version that works with Windows 10 is:

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0

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This is not really a surprise, since Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 had the same problem. But after the Windows 10 team showed that even Microsoft Office 95 worked on Windows 10, I had my hope up for the select few that still runs Financials 2.60 and therefor have to stay on XP for now.

Anyway, the rest just works, 2009, 2009SP1, 2009R2, 2013, 2013R2, 2015 and the beta of NAV2016 also works fine on Windows 10.

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV2016 Announced

Here are some good stories from my fellow MVPs on the NAV2016 release.

Gary:  http://www.garywinter.net/2015/07/13/the-skys-the-limit-nav-2016-continues-cloud-integration/
Waldo:  www.waldo.be/2015/07/14/dynamics-nav-2016-it-is/
Mark:  http://nav-skills.com/2015/07/13/dynamics-nav-corfu-will-be-named-nav-2016/
Totovic:  http://totovic.com/2015/07/13/nav-corfu-is-now-nav-2016/
Saruav: http://saurav-nav.blogspot.be/2015/07/microsoft-dynamic-nav-2016-yes-thats.html