I have been involved in advising and deploying Microsoft Dynamics Nav 2009 to organisations. I often attempt to jog my memory on the software and hardware prerequisite, so I thought it might be useful to put this on my website for quick references. I have excerpted a Summary of system requirements for NAV 2009 as suggested by Microsoft, I’m sure there are individuals who might find this useful, especially if they cant quickly find the product media where all the documentation can be found.

Client Option Requirements

This section outlines the software and hardware that you need when you install the Client Option.

Prerequisites

To install the Client Option, you will need:

• Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, which is installed automatically during Setup if it is not already installed.

Software Requirements

The Microsoft Dynamics NAV Client Option must be installed on one of the following operating systems. Microsoft Dynamics NAV runs in 32-bit and 64-bit operating system editions. On 64-bit (x64) editions, Microsoft Dynamics NAV runs in WOW64 emulation mode.

  • Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Vista Business, Enterprise, or Ultimate with SP1 or SP2
  • Windows Server 2003 SP3
  • Windows XP Professional with SP3

Hardware Recommendations

This section outlines the minimum hardware that you need to run the Client Option.

Hard Disk Space

  • Minimum 30 MB

Memory

  • Minimum 1 GB

Classic Database Server Requirements

This section outlines the software and hardware that you need when you install Classic Database Server.

Software Requirements

Classic Database Server must be installed on one of the following operating systems. Microsoft Dynamics NAV runs in 32-bit and 64-bit operating system editions. On 64-bit (x64) editions, Microsoft Dynamics NAV runs in WOW64 emulation mode.

  • Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate
  • Microsoft Small Business Server 2008
  • Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Standard or Premium
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Vista Business, Enterprise, or Ultimate with SP1 or SP2
  • Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 R2 with SP2
  • Windows Server 2003 SP2
  • Windows XP Professional with SP3

Hotcopy is a C/SIDE Database utility that can backup (file copy) Classic database .fdb files while these files are in use. Hotcopy can generate a notification e-mail message when the process has completed. This functionality requires Microsoft Office Outlook. Outlook Express is not supported.

Hardware Recommendations

This section outlines the minimum hardware that you need to run Classic Database Server.

Hard Disk Space

  • Minimum 500 MB
  • Sufficient storage space for a database
  • Temporary space that is equivalent to the size of the largest primary index

Memory

  • Minimum 1 GB

Application Server Requirements

This section outlines the software and hardware that you need when you install Application Server.

Software Requirements

Application Server must be installed on one of the following operating systems. Microsoft Dynamics NAV runs in 32-bit and 64-bit operating system editions. On 64-bit (x64) editions, Microsoft Dynamics NAV runs in WOW64 emulation mode.

  • Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Vista Business, Enterprise, or Ultimate with SP1 or SP2
  • Windows Server 2003 SP2
  • Windows XP Professional with SP3

Hardware Recommendations

This section outlines the minimum hardware that you need to run Application Server.

Hard Disk Space

  • Minimum 250 MB of free space

Memory

  • Minimum 35 MB of free memory

Network

If you run Application Server on a network, then you need the following:

  • WinSockets compatible TCP/IP if you are using the TCP protocol with Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server.

Database Components Option Requirements

This section outlines the software and hardware that you need when you install the Database Components Option.

Software Requirements

The Microsoft Dynamics NAV Database Components Option must be installed on one of the following operating systems. Microsoft Dynamics NAV runs in 32-bit and 64-bit operating system editions. On 64-bit (x64) editions, Microsoft Dynamics NAV runs in WOW64 emulation mode.

  • Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Vista Business, Enterprise, or Ultimate with SP1 or SP2
  • Windows Server 2003 SP2
  • Windows XP Professional with SP3

Hardware Recommendations

See hardware requirements for SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2005.

Requirements for Additional Software

If you do not already have one of the following versions of SQL Server, then Setup installs SQL Server Express 2005 automatically.

  • SQL Server 2008 Express, Workgroup, Standard, or Enterprise
  • SQL Server 2005 Express, Workgroup, Standard, or Enterprise with SP2

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