Some Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 components are Windows services: processes that remain in memory, function without user intervention, and serve other processes as needed.

Windows services must log on to an account to access resources and objects on the operating system. If all your Microsoft Dynamics NAV components run on a single computer you do not need to configure Windows services. If you have installed different components on different computers, then you may need to configure one or more services to be able to communicate with other Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 components.

The following components run as Windows services:

Configuring a Service

The following procedure assumes a Server operating system (Windows Server 2003 or 2008). For Windows XP or Windows Vista, the steps are slightly different but the process is essentially the same.

Configuring a service

  1. In Control Panel, click Administrative Tools, and then click Services.

  2. In the list of services, double-click the service that you want to configure.

  3. In the Server Properties dialog box, go to the Log On tab.

  4. Select This account and either enter or browse to the account that you want the service to use.

  5. Enter and confirm the password for this account.

  6. Click OK to exit the Server Properties dialog box.

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