Wednesday, 9 October 2013

About NAV2013R2

Last Edited on: 22-10-2013
To Create a New Company:
Go to CRONUS International Ltd./Departments/Administration/IT Administration/General/Companies in RTC

Click New and Enter the Company name.
We can also use Copy function in Action to Copy the Company.

In NAV2013R2 we have to create companies from RTC only and not form Dev Environment.

We can also create form powershell command "New-NAVCompany"
we need to restore database in NAV2013R2 using Powershell Cmdlets like
New-NAVDatabase -FilePath <DatabaseBAKfile> -DatabaseName <MyNavDatabase> -DatabaseInstance <DatabaseInstance> DatabaseServer <DatabaseServer> ServiceAccount <ServiceAccount>

<DatabaseBAKfile> so we need a SQL Backup file (BAk) for this.

If you have an earlier version, such as Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 or Microsoft Dynamics NAV 4.0, you must first upgrade that version to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013.
To design report layouts, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Professional, Premium, or Ultimate, or Microsoft SQL Server Report Builder for Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Microsoft SQL Server Report Builder for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1, or Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Report Builder 3.0 is required.

If you just want to do some changes and you didnt have VS2012 then you can set Use Report Builder to yes under
Tools-->Options in Development Environment and rdlc layout will be opened in SQL2012 Report Builder 3.0 which is installed by default with NAV2013R2.
Backup of Database:
we can take backup of database in NAV2013R2 using Powershell Cmdlets like
Backup-SqlDatabase -Database "Demo Database NAV (7-1)" -ServerInstance VPS16239\NAVDEMO -BackupAction Database

The above command will create backup files in
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL11.NAVDEMO\MSSQL\Backup
If you install NAV 2013 R2 next to existing NAV 2013 RTM build then NAV2013R2 Administrator Console will work.
But, when you want to open the Dynamics NAV Administration Console for NAV 2013 wont work:
Solution: Repair NAV2013 version after installing NAV2013R2.
Once you open NAV2013 Database with NAV2013R2 Development Environment for Client Upgrade, We need to manually Compile all objects.


  1. Hi,

    sounds like someone completely forgot about normal users, and non-cloud installations. That's definitely not an improvement. Restoring only one company, anyone? That's a normal day-to-day task, now seemingly impossible.

    with best regards


  2. Thanks for this post. It worked for us. But can you please mention the steps to restore the database of NAV 2013 R2 using powershell as well. Will be really helpful for us.