The following sections list the minimum hardware and software requirements to install and run Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015. Minimum means that later versions (such as SP1, SP2, or R2 versions) of a required software product are also supported.

Client components

Server components

Additional components and features

Note
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Setup installs some software if it is not already present in the target computer. For more information, see the "Additional Information" section for each component.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows Client Requirements

The following table shows the minimum system requirements for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client.

Supported operating systems

  • Windows 8.1 Professional or Enterprise (64-bit edition).
  • Windows 8 Professional or Enterprise (64-bit edition).
  • Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise (64-bit edition).
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Essentials (64-bit edition).
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard or Essentials (64-bit edition).
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit edition).

Hardware resources

  • Hard disk space: 30 MB.
  • Memory: 1 GB.

Reports

  • Microsoft Report Viewer 2014 to run reports that use RDLC report layouts.
  • SQL Server Report Builder 3.0 for Microsoft SQL Server 2014, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1, Microsoft SQL Server 2012, or Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 to edit RDLC report layouts.
  • Microsoft Word 2013 to run reports that use Word report layouts and to edit the layouts.

Instant messaging and Telephony API

  • Microsoft Lync 2013 or Microsoft Lync 2010.

Outlook client integration and mail merge

  • Microsoft Office 2013 or Microsoft Office 2010.

Import and export with Microsoft Excel and Office XML, and SharePoint links

  • Microsoft Office 2013, Microsoft Office 2010, or Microsoft Office 365.

OneNote integration

  • Microsoft Office 2013 or Microsoft Office 2010.

Email logging

  • Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 or Microsoft Exchange Server 2013.

Additional software

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2.

Additional information

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Setup installs the following software if it is not already present in the target computer:
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2.
    • Microsoft Report Viewer 2014.
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Setup can only install the Excel Add-in if Excel is present on the target computer.
  • On 64-bit editions of Windows, the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client runs in WOW64 emulation mode.
  • Outlook synchronization is not supported on 64-bit versions of Office.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Development Environment Requirements

The following table shows the minimum system requirements for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Development Environment.

Supported operating systems

  • Windows 8.1 Professional or Enterprise (64-bit edition).
  • Windows 8 Professional or Enterprise (64-bit edition).
  • Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise (64-bit edition).
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Essentials (64-bit edition).
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard or Essentials (64-bit edition).
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit edition).

Hardware resources

  • Hard disk space: 30 GB.
  • Memory: 1 GB.

Reports

  • Microsoft Report Viewer 2014 to run reports that use RDLC report layouts.
  • Microsoft Visual Studio or SQL Server Report Builder for creating and editing RDLC report layouts. The following versions and editions are supported:
    • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Professional, Premium, or Ultimate edition.
    • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Professional, Premium, or Ultimate edition.
    • SQL Server Report Builder 3.0 for Microsoft SQL Server 2014, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1, Microsoft SQL Server 2012, or Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2.
  • SQL Server Report Builder 3.0 for Microsoft SQL Server 2014, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1, Microsoft SQL Server 2012, or Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 to upgrade reports.
  • Word 2013 to create Word report layouts.

Additional software

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2.

Additional information

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Setup installs the following software if it is not already present in the target computer:
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2.
    • SQL Server Native Client 11.0.
    • Microsoft Report Viewer 2014.
    • SQL Server Report Builder 3.0 for Microsoft SQL Server 2014. This is not installed if a version of SQL Server Report Builder or Microsoft Visual Studio is already present on the target computer
  • If the development environment and Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server are on the same computer, then only a 64-bit operating system is supported.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Client Requirements

The following table shows the minimum system requirements for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Web client.

Supported browsers

  • Internet Explorer 11.
  • Internet Explorer 10.
  • Google Chrome 31.0.
  • Mozilla Firefox 31.0 (32-bit or 64-bit editions).
  • Safari 7.1 on iOS (iPad).
  • Safari 7.0 on OSX.

For a list of browser limitations, see Browser Limitations with the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Client.

Sending data to Excel

  • Microsoft Office 2013, Microsoft Office 2010, or Microsoft Office 365.

SharePoint Online links

  • Microsoft Office 2013, Microsoft Office 2010, or Microsoft Office 365.

Printing reports to Excel or Word

  • Microsoft Office 2013, Microsoft Office 2010, or Microsoft Office 365.

Additional information

  • The browser must be able to install the Report Viewer ActiveX control to be able to print.
  • To avoid crashes on the IIS server with many concurrent users, download and install the update from the following location: Update for the .NET Framework 4.5.2 in Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Server 2012.
  • If you experience problems using the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client, you can try to turn off browser tools, such as translator tools that may run in the background.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Tablet Client (in a Browser) Requirements

The following table shows the minimum system requirements for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Tablet client running in a browser when used for development and testing purposes.

Server component

Identical to the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client server component.

Supported browsers

The following desktop browsers are supported:

  • Internet Explorer 11 (build 11.0.9600.17239) for Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit versions).
  • Google Chrome 36 for Windows.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV for Tablets App Requirements

The following table shows the minimum system requirements for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV for tablets app. For the latest information, see Dynamics NAV for modern Windows, Dynamics NAV for iPad, and Dynamics NAV for Android.

Supported operating systems

  • Windows 8.1 with Internet Explorer 11 (build 11.0.9600.17239) (32-bit and 64-bit versions including RT).
  • Android 4.4.3.
  • iOS 7.1.

Additional hardware

  • 2 GB RAM for Android and Windows.

Additional software

  • A third-party telephony or VoIP app such as Skype or Lync is required for placing calls from Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
  • A third-party email program such as Outlook is required for sending emails from Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or Microsoft Office 365 is required for sending data to Microsoft Excel or to Microsoft Word.

Additional information

  • Device diagonal screen size 7.
  • Screen resolution 960 510.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server Requirements

The following table shows the minimum system requirements for Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server.

Supported operating systems

  • Windows 8.1 Professional or Enterprise (64-bit edition).
  • Windows 8 Professional or Enterprise (64-bit edition).
  • Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise (64-bit edition).
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Essentials (64-bit edition).
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard or Essentials (64-bit edition).
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit edition).

Hardware resources

  • Hard disk space: 500 MB.
  • Memory: 2 GB.

Reports

  • Microsoft Report Viewer 2014 for Save as Excel, Save as PDF, and Save as Word functionality.

Additional software

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2.
  • Windows PowerShell 3.0.

Additional information

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Setup installs the following software if it is not already present on the target computer:
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2.
    • Microsoft Report Viewer 2014.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Server Components Requirements

Supported operating systems

  • Windows 8.1 Professional or Enterprise (64-bit edition).
  • Windows 8 Professional or Enterprise (64-bit edition).
  • Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise (64-bit edition).
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Essentials (64-bit edition).
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard or Essentials (64-bit edition).
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit edition).

Web server

  • Internet Information Server 7.0 or Internet Information Server 8.0 with the following features enabled:
    • .NET Extensibility in IIS 7.0 or .NET Extensibility 4.5.2 in IIS 8.0.
    • ASP .NET in IIS 7.0 or ASP .NET 4.5.2 in IIS 8.0.
    • ISAPI Extensions.
    • ISAPI Filters.
    • Request Filtering.
    • Windows Authentication.
    • Static Content.
    • HTTP Activation.

Reports

  • Microsoft Report Viewer 2014 to run reports that use RDLC report layouts.

Additional software

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2.
  • Windows PowerShell 3.0.

Additional information

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Database Components for SQL Server Requirements

The following table shows the minimum system requirements for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 database components for SQL Server.

Supported operating systems

  • Windows 8.1 Professional or Enterprise (64-bit edition).
  • Windows 8 Professional or Enterprise (64-bit edition).
  • Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise (64-bit edition).
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Essentials (64-bit edition).
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard or Essentials (64-bit edition).
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit edition).

Hardware resources

  • Hard disk space: 500 MB.
  • Memory: 2 GB.

SQL Server

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express, Standard or Enterprise.
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express, Standard, or Enterprise (64-bit editions only).
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express, Workgroup, Standard, Data Center, or Enterprise (64-bit editions only).

Additional information

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Setup installs the following software if it is not already present on the target computer.
    • SQL Server 2012 Express (64-bit edition).
  • If the operating system on the target computer does not support SQL Server 2012 Express (for example, Windows Server 2008), Setup displays a pre-requisite warning. In this case you should exit Setup and then update the operating system on the computer to one that does support SQL Server 2012 Express (for example, Windows Server 2008 SP2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1). Then run Setup again.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Help Server Requirements

The following table shows the minimum system requirements for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Help Server.

Supported operating systems

  • Windows 8 Professional or Enterprise.
  • Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise.
  • Windows Server 2012.
  • Windows Server 2012 Essentials.
  • Windows Server 2008 R2.

Hardware resource

  • Hard disk space: 500 MB.
  • Memory: 2 GB.

Web server

  • Internet Information Server 7.0 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, or Internet Information Server 8.0 on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. The following features must be enabled:
    • .NET Extensibility in IIS 7.0 or .NET Extensibility 4.5.2 in IIS 8.0.
    • ASP .NET in IIS 7.0 or ASP .NET 4.5.2 in IIS 8.0.
    • ISAPI Extensions.
    • ISAPI Filters.
    • Request Filtering.
    • Windows Authentication.
    • Static Content.
    • HTTP Activation.

Additional software

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2.

Additional information

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Setup installs the following software if it is not already present on the target computer.
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2.
    • Internet Information Server 7.0 or Internet Information Server 8.0 with the required features enabled.
  • For more information about installing IIS, see How to: Install Internet Information Services for Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Client
  • Windows Search must be enabled on the computer that you install the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Help Server on. If you install on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012, and Windows Search is not enabled as a file service, Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Setup adds the service. However, the changes do not take effect until the computer has restarted.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV as an App for SharePoint Requirements

The following table shows the minimum system requirements for Microsoft Dynamics NAV as an App for SharePoint.

Supported operating systems

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Datacenter (64-bit edition).
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter (64-bit edition).
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter (64-bit edition).

Additional software

  • SharePoint 2013 SP1.
  • SharePoint 2013.
  • SharePoint Online.

Automated Data Capture System Requirements

The following table shows the minimum system requirements for Automated Data Capture System (ADCS) for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015.

Additional software

  • MSXML version 6.0.
  • Telnet or Microsoft Windows HyperTerminal.
  • VT100 Plug-in for each computer on which you install ADCS.
  • Microsoft Loopback Adapter.

Additional information

  • HyperTerminal is no longer included with Windows. For more information, see What happened to HyperTerminal? in the Windows Help.
  • VT100 Plug-in acts as a virtual Telnet server.

Microsoft Office Outlook Add-In Requirements

The following table shows the system requirements for the Microsoft Office Outlook Add-In.

Additional software

Microsoft Office 2013 or Microsoft Office 2010 (32-bit editions).

Automated Deployment on Windows Azure Requirements

Automated deployment of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 on Windows Azure by using the provisioning tools is only supported on Windows Azure virtual machines that are running Windows Server 2012. For additional requirements for specific Microsoft Dynamics NAV components, refer to the other sections in this topic.