With Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Setup, you can customize the list of components to install (see) or configure settings for an individual components (see ).
After you have done such customization and configuration, you have the option to save this information to a configuration file which you can then re-use with Setup, either interactively, as you or another user runs Setup, or automatically, as part of a silent installation. For more information on silent installs, see.
This topic describes how to save or load a configuration file.
Saving a Setup Configuration File
The option to create a new Setup configuration file, or save a modified setup configuration file, is on the Specify parameters pane in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Setup. You will always see this pane as you run Setup—unless you choose Install Demo, which bypasses all subsequent Setup panes.
To save a Setup configuration file
In the Specify parameters pane, click Save the configuration.
Type a file name for the configuration file. An .xml extension is added automatically.
You now return to the Specify parameters pane, where you can proceed with installing software. Or you can exit Setup at this point if your only objective was to create a Setup configuration file.
Loading a Setup Configuration File
The option to load a Setup configuration file is on the Choose an installation option pane in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Setup. This option is also available with a command-line install (see).
A Setup configuration file contains information about which components to install, and which settings to apply to each component. Therefore you should not customize the list of components or configure components in Setup before you load a Setup configuration file, since loading the configuration overwrites all prior customization and configuration.
To load a Setup configuration file in Setup
In the Choose an installation option pane, click Load Configuration.
This option is located under Custom Components, the third item in the second column.
In the Open dialog, select or browse to the Setup configuration file that you want to open.
Double-click to choose the file.
Setup now shows the Customize the installation page. You can further modify the list of components to install, or click Next to proceed to the Specify parameters pane, where you can further configure settings for one or more components.
As noted, you should not make changes in Setup before loading a Setup configuration file. There is no problem with making changes in Setup after you load a Setup configuration file.