The Classic Database Server is a component of the Classic Architecture in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009.


The Classic database service does not interact with RoleTailored Architecture components.

While you run Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Setup, you can provide configuration information for the Classic Database Server.

Configuring Classic Database Server in Setup

You can configure the Classic Database Server while running Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Setup. You must first select the Classic Database Server as a component to install. To do this, select the installation option that includes the NAV Server: the Classic Server Components Option. For more information, see Installation Options.

You can also customize your installation and customize the list of components to install. For more information, see How to: Choose Components to Install.

After you choose the Classic Server Components option, or customize your component list to include Classic Database Server, the Specify parameters pane is displayed in Setup. Click Database Server (the underscore indicates that this component is configurable) to open an Installation Parameters pane.


The list of parameters that you see in the Specify parameters pane varies, depending on which components you have selected for configuration. The following parameters pertain to the Classic Database Server.

Parameter Description

Server Name

Specifies the name of the database server.

The default value is the computer name.

Network Protocol

Specifies the network protocol for communication between clients and the database server.

Default: TCP/IP (Kerberos)

This is the secure version of TCP/IP, with Kerberos authentication.

Additional values: TCP/IP, NetBIOS

Cache size

Specifies the size of the database server cache (in KB).

Default: 10000

Commit cache

Specifies whether to allow clients to write to the cache, instead of directly to the database. This can increase write performance.

Default: Yes

Click Apply when you have finished entering values to return to the Specify parameters pane in Setup.

Configuring Classic Database Server After Installing

After you install Classic Database Server, use Database Server Manager, a Microsoft Management Console snap-in, to modify its properties. With Database Server Manager you can modify any of the properties that you configured with Setup, or any additional properties.


It is always necessary to activate a license file using the Classic client after installing Classic Database Server. For more information, see How to: Activate the License File.

For information about how to run Database Server Manager, and for information about additional configuration options, see w1w1ism.pdf ("Installation & System Management: C/SIDE Database Server for Microsoft Dynamics NAV"). To obtain this manual, go to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 Developer and Installation Guides page in the Microsoft Download Center and download download w1w1ism.pdf.

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