Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 administrators need to use the Classic client, a component of the Classic Architecture, for administrative tasks such as activating license files or adding users. The Classic client is needed for administration even for installations based entirely on the RoleTailored Architecture.

You can install the Classic client as part of the Developer Environment Option, but if you do not want install all the other components that make up the Developer Environment, you can install the Classic client by itself.

Installing the Classic Client

To install the Classic client

  1. Insert the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 DVD into the drive of your computer.

    The Startup pane presents a set of options in sections entitled Prepare, Install, and Join the Community.

  2. Under Install, click Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

    If you have already installed one or more Microsoft Dynamics NAV components on the computer, you will see the Maintenance pane instead of the Welcome pane. In this case, click Add or remove components and go to step 7.

  3. Click Next to move past the Welcome pane.

  4. To indicate acceptance of the license terms, click I accept.

  5. On the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Installer pane, click Choose an installation option.

  6. On the Choose an Installation Option pane, click Custom Components.

  7. On the Customize the Installation pane, click Classic client to display a menu of three options; from this menu, select Run from My Computer.

  8. Click Next to proceed to the Specify Parameters pane, where you see Classic client listed.

  9. Click Install.

  10. When Setup is finished, click Close.

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