Monday, January 6, 2014

NAV 2013 R2 - Multiple Web Clients.

Hi all,

As we have multiple RTC Clients, can't we have multiple Web Clients  Server?

*Thanks for the update +Mukesh Verma, sorry for misleading information.

We had already done it in NAV 2013, Let's try to do it on NAV 2013 R2.

The requirement was raised by Mr. +Ganesh S. All thanks to him for finding that there are changes in NAV 2013 R2 for multiple web clients.

1. To Achieve this we will be using the Powershell. If you are un-aware about Powershell read here.

2. I opened the Cmdlet created in earlier post, can be downloaded from here.
(File name - Command 1 - Import NAV Module.ps1)

3. Executed the script which will enable to Navision cmdlet in the powershell. Refresh the Command Addon.

4. If you don't see the Commands Addon on Right open it from view menu as shown below.

5. For Creating New Web Client Instance we will use Cmdlet New-NAVWebServerInstance.

6. Just Search for New-NAVWebServerInstance and select in Command Add-on and below are the steps.

a. Enter These Parameters.
  - Server Name. (Name of NAV Service Computer)
  - Server Instance. (Name of Instance you want to connect)
  - Web Server Instance. (Name you want to give to Web Site in IIS).
  - Client Service Credential Type.
  - Client Service Port.
  - Company. (If Required).

7. From the Bottom of Command Window Select Run.

#Prepare PowerShell
Set-ExecutionPolicy unrestricted -Force
Import-Module 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics NAV\71\Service\NavAdminTool.ps1'

#Create Another Web Client
#Change these parameter as per your requirement.
  # - Server
  # - ServerInstance
  # - WebServerInstace
  # - ClientServicesCredentialType
  # - ClientServicesPort

New-NAVWebServerInstance -Server localhost -ServerInstance JetReport -WebServerInstance MyWebClient2 -ClientServicesCredentialType Windows -ClientServicesPort 1046

8. All Done and web site should be available in IIS. Let's Open ISS and check.

The two web clients are working as shown below.

Here is what Happened (What i Think).

1. The Command Copy the Existing Folder of Web Client and Paste with New Name as specified in the Command Parameter.

2. Added the New Folder in IIS.

Here are differences between two web.config Files.

So for me this was simpler than what we did in NAV 2013.

You can download the complete cmdlet from my skydrive folder.
(File name - Command 2 - Create Web Client Instance.ps1)

Let me know if you have any issues.

Saurav Dhyani

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