NAV 2017 not documented options for “Credential Type”

In NAV 2017 there are two new options for “Credentials Type”: TaskScheduler and EchangeIdentity.

“Credential Type” -> “AS IS” Documentation
“Specifies the authentication mechanism for Microsoft Dynamics NAV users of this Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server instance.”
The options are “Windows, Username, NavUserPassword, and AccessControlService”.

But… What about others features ?  “TaskScheduler”, “EchangeIdentity”, “None” ?

In reality now there are three not documented options in the online help and also in NAV admin console help: “TaskScheduler”, “EchangeIdentity”, “None”   …the option “None” was already existing in 2016, undocumented.

NAV 2016


NAV 2017



I asked Microsoft to update the documentation on MSDN (not updated from NAV 2016), useful in explaining exactly the “scope” and the “ByDesign” concept of each option.  I’ll let you know!  .

I have the solution (23/03/2017..) !.. Thanks to Microsoft…  -> “These options are for Dynamics 365 for Financials” .. IASS applications !!!  .not for NAV.

MSDN – “Users and Credential Types”


Some old posts

I have already talked about the new task scheduler and new NAV Admin console options previously, below some links that can be useful.

NAV 2017 “Task Scheduler”

NAV 2017 – What’s new in the Administration Console

How to force specific service instance in Task Scheduler in NAV 2017?


Welcome to the Developer and IT-Pro Help for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017

NAV 2017 MSDN Help Pages released today

some links:

Index Page

NAV 2017 System Requirements

NAV 2017 Product Overview

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 is a complete enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution for mid-sized organizations that is fast to implement, easy to configure, and simple to use. Right from the start, simplicity has guided—and continues to guide—innovations in product design, development, implementation, and usability. In this section, you can find information about deployment and administration, and you can find information about developing for Dynamics NAV.


“You also use Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 to develop for Dynamics 365 for Financials.”

To See
Learn how to install, deploy, and configure Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Deployment
Learn about development options for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Development
Learn about administration tools and processes for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Administration
Find reference information, including C/AL functions, triggers, properties, development environment commands, and development environment windows Technical Reference
Learn how to develop for Dynamics 365 for Financials Getting Started Developing for Dynamics 365 for Financials

nice reading….

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Online Resources

Hi Guys,

happy new year and welcome to my first post of 2016 !

Why i’m talking about Microsoft Dynamics NAV Online Resources ?

… some people asked me some information about links and resources available for NAV on network (links, blogs, forums, socials and so on..), also in the community forum of NAV you can find some user requests on this subject.

… below a short list of usefull resources for NAV (i hope !)

NAV Community Root Page

NAV Community Sections





NAV Developer Center

NAV on MSDN (NAV Help Online, How-to use NAV, Scenarios etc.)

NAV Team Blog

MDLP (Microsoft Dynamics Learning Portal )

NAV Product Suggestions
By Connect Page

Virtual Academy – Dynamics NAV

Featured Dynamics NAV MVPs

Dynamics Youtube Channel

MBS PartnersourceCustomersource

Download NAV Direct link

NAV Localization Portal

NAV Support RequestsIncidents


Microsoft Dynamics

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Support




Dynamics User Group


…you are welcome !

How to upload the license file in Multitenant Deployment, NAV 2015

How to upload the license file in Multitenant Deployment, NAV 2015


Use Powershell (or Powershell ISE) to to achieve this with Powershell cmdlet “Import-NAVServerLicense”

SYNTAXImport-NAVServerLicense [-ServerInstance] <String> [-Database <LicenseDatabase> ] [-Force] [-Tenant <TenantId> ] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]

Example: “This example imports a license file that is named “fin.flf” from the current directory into the database that is used by the specified tenant, Tenant1

C:\PS>  Import-NAVServerLicense ‘MicrosoftDynamicsNavServer$MyInstance’ -LicenseData ([Byte[]]$(Get-Content -Path “fin.flf” -Encoding Byte)) -Database Tenant –Tenant Tenant1

Source MSDN…/jj672905(v=nav.80).aspx

Administration Cmdlets for Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Send e-mail with attachment and templates – My Script on MSDN Gallery

Send e-mail with attachment and templates – My Script on MSDN Gallery


A short C# script to send e-mail with attachment and template, DLL .NET usable on Windos Systems


setMail(string parfrom, string parto, string parcc, string parsubject, string partextmessage, string parpathattach, stringparpathtemplate)

you can find it on My MSDN Gallery

The Official Scripting Guys Forum!

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Dev Center


Microsoft Dynamics NAV Dev Center

“Get the information you need to design, develop, and distribute solutions for Microsoft Dynamics NAV”

The Help Update for June is Out

As you probably already know we publish updates to our MSDN library every month. Find the June edition here  MSDN Library

New NAV 2015 Videos Uploaded  Videos NAV 2015

Developing for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Tablet Client

Great !

NAV on MSDN Portal

NAV on MSDN Portal


…a new integrated portal with centralized information, you can FIND ALL about NAV HERE !

Best Contents
– Microsoft Dynamics NAV Developer Center
– Dynamics Community (blogs & forums)
– Developer tools page
– Support Page (Support incidents, KB, Cumulative update)
– Download PAge (Last releases, partnersource integration)
– NAV Videos
– NAV Team Blog & News
– Learning Page
– Events Page

Developer and IT Pro Help for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015

You are welcome !