Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 introduces a new three-tier architecture that improves the security, scalability, and flexibility of Microsoft Dynamics NAV. For details, see RoleTailored Architecture. In this walkthrough, you install a new instance of Microsoft Dynamics NAV in a production environment on two computers.

Computer Description


  • Server computer running Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server.

  • This is the database and server tiers.

  • This computer runs Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or 2008.


  • Client computer running the RoleTailored client.

  • This is the client tier.

  • This computer runs Windows Vista.

The key characteristic of this configuration is that the two server tiers—Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server and SQL Server—are on the same computer. If you install Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server and SQL Server on separate computers, you must set up delegation, to enable client to user the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server service's credentials while interacting with a SQL Server database. See Walkthrough: Installing the Three Tiers on Three Computers.

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Expand imageInstalling the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Database Components

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