The Server option is available on the Choose an installation option page in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 Setup.
You can only install the Server option on a computer that is running a 64-bit Windows operating system.
When you choose the Server option, Dynamics NAV Setup installs the following components:
Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server. For more information, see Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server.
The Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server Administration tool. For more information, see Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server Administration Tool.
Microsoft Office Outlook integration.
SharePoint Online integration.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server represents the middle tier in the Dynamics NAV three-tier Product and Architecture Overview. The Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client or Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client is tier one, and SQL Server Database Components, together with SQL Server or SQL Server Express, is tier three.
You can configure the Server option to add or remove components by choosing Customize under the Server option on the Choose an installation option pane. You can configure the Server option to add or remove components on the Customize the installation page.
You may want to consider adding the following components to a Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server installation:
SQL Server Database Components, to which you can add the Demo database.
Web Server Components. For more information, see Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Client.
The Dynamics NAV Help Server. This adds a separate website that displays the Help for Dynamics NAV. For more information, see Configuring Microsoft Dynamics NAV Help Server.
Configuring Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server in Setup
When you choose the Server option, the Specify parameters pane is displayed in Setup. You must specify certain parameters in order to install Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server so that clients can connect to the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server instance. Each parameter is described in the Setup window. The following list provides a high-level description of the required parameters.
|Installation location for 32-bit and 64-bit components||Specifies the destination folder where Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server will be installed.
You cannot install Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server on computers that are running 32-bit editions of Windows. However, the Server option includes 32-bit components.
|The name of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server service instance name, the service account, and the listening TCP ports for clients and services||The instance name must not include spaces. For more information, see How to: Create a Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server Instance.
You must specify an account that the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server instance uses as credentials.
The ports for the various services have default values, but you can specify other ports. The valid range is between 1 and 65535.
|Add a rule to the Windows Firewall||Specifies whether Dynamics NAV Setup adds a rule to Windows Firewall to allow Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server instances on the target computer to communicate with clients on other computers, through the specified Client Services Port.
The default value is Yes for the Client or Server installation options, where the assumption is that Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server is installed on a different computer from the RoleTailored client. The default value is No for the Demo and Developer options, where the assumption is that the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server is installed on the same computer as the RoleTailored client.
If the target computer uses a firewall other than Windows Firewall, or if networking is not configured on the target computer, then this option must be set to No or Setup will not be able to complete successfully.
|SQL Server database components||Specifies the computer that is running SQL Server, an instance of SQL Server, and the database.
If you do not specify an instance of SQL Server, Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server connects to the default instance of SQL Server. Important: If you are installing the CRONUS International Ltd. demonstration database, Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 Setup may automatically install SQL Server 2016 Express even if there is already a valid version of SQL Server on the target computer, unless you create an instance named NAVDEMO in SQL Server before you run Dynamics NAV Setup. For more information, see Installation Considerations for Microsoft SQL Server.
|Public URLs for web services and client services||Optionally, specifies the root of the URLs that are used to access web services and client services. For example, you can change the value if you want to change the externally facing endpoint.
For more information, see How to: Copy the URL to Open a Page or Report.
|Help Server and Help Server port||Specifies the name and port of the server that hosts the Dynamics NAV Help Server.
This can be a public website or a local computer.
For more information, see Configuring Microsoft Dynamics NAV Help Server.
Choose Apply when you have finished entering values to return to the Specify parameters page in Setup.
After you finish running Setup, you can modify Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server using the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server Administration tool, the Dynamics NAV Windows PowerShell cmdlets, or by modifying the server configuration files. For more information, see Configuring Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server.
How to: Create a Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server Instance
Configuring Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server
SQL Server Database Components
Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Client
Configuring Microsoft Dynamics NAV Help Server