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Anthony Walker asked a question on 6 Nov 2009 8:28 AM

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Hi Guys, Does anybody have any information on NAV running via RemoteApp or have this already running in a live environment or know if it will even run in TS RemoteApp?

Any help would be great!! 

Thanks in advance!

Anthony

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Scott Wright responded on 11 Nov 2009 5:48 PM
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Hello Anthony,

There isn't much (if any) information pertaining specifically to running Dynamics NAV via Terminal Services RemoteApp. The most recent releases of the currently supported versions of Dynamics NAV (4.0 SP3, 5.0 SP1 and NAV 2009) have been tested and are compatible with Windows Server 2008.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Compatibility with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008
https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/documentation/systemrequirements/navcompatibility_sqlserver2008_windowsserver2008.htm

To view the above link on CustomerSource you will need to be enrolled in a Microsoft Dynamics service or support plan. To find out if you are enrolled in a service or support plan or for more information please contact your Microsoft partner.

I know of NAV implementations that have used RemoteApp and the only reported issue I found in our database was with the availability of printers. This wasn't an NAV issue but with how RemoteApp manages sessions. This issue affected other applications printer availability also.I hope this information helps and I apologize that I don't have more information for you.

Best regards, 

Scott Wright | Senior Technical Support Engineer | Microsoft Dynamics NAV

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Arend-Jan Kauffmann responded on 27 Nov 2009 2:41 PM
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Hi,

It is perfectly possible to run Microsoft Dynamics NAV via Terminal Services RemoteApp. We have set up Terminal Server environments with TS RemoteApp for several of our customers and it works flawless. We are also using it internally.

And the good thing is that especially printing is not a problem with TS 2008. In TS 2008 there is a new feature, called Easy Printing. In short this feature enables you to print on the Terminal Server on any local printer without installing a printer driver on the server. There are some requirements like .Net Framework 3.0 SP1 and RDP 6.1 client. But with these requirements it is even possible to print on XP clients that connect to the Terminal Server.

For more details on Easy Printing and the requirements see:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772270(WS.10).aspx
http://blogs.msdn.com/rds/archive/2007/04/26/introducing-terminal-services-easy-print-part-1.aspx
http://trycatch.be/blogs/roggenk/archive/2007/10/22/windows-server-terminal-services-2008-easy-print.aspx

One disadvantage of using Terminal Server is that exporting to Excel / Word is not available, unless you have Office installed on the Server. Which of course has more license costs. We are finishing a solution that overcomes this problem. It enables the remote NAV application to export data to Word or Excel on the local client!

 

Kind regards,

Arend-Jan Kauffmann | Xperit Group

 

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OGeissler responded on 11 Dec 2013 12:04 AM

Hi Arend-Jan,

can you update us with the solution you've found for the integration of the excel export within the RemoteApp "Dynamics Nav" RemoteApp?

We have a similar situation, that the customer needs the export but we do not want to deploy office due to license costs.

Oliver.

>We are finishing a solution that overcomes this problem.

>It enables the remote NAV application to export data to Word or Excel on the local client!

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