Open the Microsoft Dynamics NAV RoleTailored Client in Configuration Mode – Part 01

In order to configure a Microsoft Dynamics NAV Profile, administrator should open the profile in the configuration mode. It will allow the admin to remover the unwanted pages, action buttons from the user’s interface and make it more user role specific. 

This may sound bit old school to many of the people, but still this will be very useful for new developers, 

There are several ways of doing this, and most famous way of doing it using the command prompt. 

In the command prompt, navigate to the root of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client. In order to do that you can use below command (example)
 cd C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft Dynamics NAV90RoleTailored Client  

Now to open up the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows Client in the configuration mode for a specific user profile, use below command

 Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.exe -configure -profile:"profileid"  

Replace the “profileid” with the Profile ID you want to configure. 

Once you press Enter, Dynamics NAV will open with the related profile. Admin can now do all the configurations and close the Dynamics NAV Windows Client. 

In my next blog post I will discuss about the other way of opening the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows Client in Config mode. 

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Thank you and Regards,
Tharanga Chandrasekara

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1 comment

    • vidvmog on February 23, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    Hi Tharanga,

    Thank you for your sharing the information.

    I have a question related to configuration mode in NAV 2016.
    Is there a way to restrict users from opening NAV in configuration mode?
    Through permissions or any other setups?

    Situation is, few users have setup RTC in configuration mode for testing. So now they can open Prod db also in configuration mode which is risky´and should be restricted.

    Now we want to stop them or remove permission to open NAV in configuration mode even for testing.
    I know that only (admin)users with super permission set can only create configuration mode for profiles. But any user can open NAV in configuration mode. So we want to restrict all users except admin to open NAV in configuration mode.

    Any suggestion is welcome and will be great help

    Thanks in advance,
    Vidya Moger

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