The topics in the Deployment node are intended to help an administrator install and configure Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 software.
Key Features of Setup
With Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 Setup, you can:
Install different components on different computers.
Preconfigure components before installation. For more information, see How to: Preconfigure Components.
Create, save, or load Setup configuration files that capture your selection of components and configuration information. For more information, see How to: Create or Load a Setup Configuration File.
You use Setup to install software and to create custom deployments that you can distribute to different users across a company.
Before installing Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 components on a computer, you must remove (uninstall) any previous versions.
All RoleTailored components must be from the same version and build of Dynamics NAV for the software to run correctly.
If you have either SQL Server 2000 or Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine (MSDE) installed on a computer where you want to install Dynamics NAV, then you must remove it before you begin installing. The presence of either of these database products causes a Setup error.
SQL Server Native Client for Microsoft Dynamics NAV Development Environment
Starting with Dynamics NAV 2018 cumulative update 41 and Dynamics NAV 2017cumulative update 54, the prerequisite SQL Server Native Client is no longer installed by Setup or included on the installation media (DVD). This change doesn't affect the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Development Environment installation if you upgrading from an earlier version, because the prerequisite should already have been installed. However, for a clean installation of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Development Environment, you'll have to manually install the SQL Server Native Client; otherwise, you may experience problems connecting the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Development Environment to the database. To install the SQL Server Native Client, follow these steps:
Download an earlier cumulative update to the computer where you're installing development environment.
For Dynamics VAV 2018, go to Released Cumulative Updates for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018
For Dynamics NAV 2017, go to Released Cumulative Updates for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017
Unzip the files.
Open the DVD\Prerequisite Components\Microsoft SQL Server folder, then double-click either the sqlncli.msi or sqlncli64.msi, depending on whether the computer has an 86-bit or 64-bit operating system respectively.
Follow the instructions.
Report Builder with Dynamics NAV 2018 cumulative update 41 or later
Starting with Dynamics NAV 2018 cumulative update 41, the Setup installation program installs Report Builder 15.0 for SQL Server 2019, instead of Report Builder for SQL Server 2016. If Report Builder for SQL Server 2016 is already installed on your computer it will be updated to Report Builder 15.0.
If you install Dynamics NAV 2018 cumulative update 41 or later on a computer that is also running an older Dynamics NAV version, you won't be able to use Report Builder in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Development Environment for the older version. In this case, switch the development environment use the Visual Studio Report extension. To change to the Visual Studio Report extension, choose Tools > Options > Use Report Builder > No.