First let me apologise. I have never seen Navision until today and I’m only vaguely aware of what it’s for. I’m working temporarly in a German office doing a XP rollout and Navision was left off the pre-rollout testing plan as there is only one user still using it, the actual servers have been decommisioned and the database files are on a network share for historical purposes only.
I’ve installed the client (Version 2.0.b) and am trying to connect it to a database file on a network share. The error message I’m getting has been translated for me (I don’t speak German) and reads something along the lines of “Your operating system is unable to open the file F:\Path name…\databasename.fdb”.
He has permissions to the share and the file. I’ve been reading this forum for over 2 hours now and have not been able to find anything of use to me. Mostly because it’s all way over my head. Is this just a case of such an early version of Navision not being XP compatible? Any ideas you guys have would be most appreciated.
The guy who needs this is a big boss man of small stature and as is often the case with this combination not very pleasant to deal with. The sooner I get him out of my hair the better.
More than likely I have neglected to tell you a dozen vital things so feel free to razz the newbie before getting to the helpful stuff
I’ve been assured that the client installation was setup to be stand alone as the servers were decommisioned 2 years ago. To be sure though (I didn’t install the client myself) how do I check to see if has been installed as standalone?
There are no sql-option for versions earlier than 2.50
If the fdb-files are not located in the exact same location, then this could be the problem, if You just copied them from the old server.
When a database are extended over more than 1 file, then the names of the rest of the files are saved inside databasefile # 1 (the one you select in Database → Open)
This could perhaps be the reason.
If You have a backup, then try to create a new database and restore the backup into that.
The total size of the database is not an issue here, as 2.00 supports databases up to 32 Gb, of files no larger than 2 Gb each.
There are no difference in the way a client are installed for a stand-alone env. and a client/server env.
Inside Navision, in the database-information window (Files → Database → Information), on the connection-pane, there is a bullet-mark as to wether it is a local or a server connection.
As long as You are not connected to a database, then it is neither…
You would have a service installed on a server somewhere, if it was a Client/server env.
But this service could also be a leftover from 2 years ago.