MicrosoftDynamicsNAVServer Service Starts then stops

Hi All

I am trying to get the MicrosoftDynamicsNAVServer Service to start running, I start it and it does start but then immediately stops, the event viewer shows the following message:

The service MicrosoftDynamicsNavServer failed to start. This could be caused by a configuration error. Detailed error information:Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Types.NavConfigurationException: The value for the DatabaseServer configuration settings cannot be empty.
at Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Types.ConfigSettings.LoadDatabaseServer()
at Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Types.ServerUserSettings.LoadSettings()
at Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Types.ServerUserSettings.get_Instance()
at Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.WindowsServices.NavServiceBase.OnStart(String[] args).

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The CustomSettings.config - (C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics NAV\60\Service\CustomSettings.config)

first few lines contain:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

Any ideas what could be wrong?



Hi Skeggy20030,

a couple of ideas…

here you are my configuration, where everything is working fine:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
  1. DATABASESERVER: You don’t have anything as Computer Name. In my case I have “TOUCHI”, that is my computer name, and you don’t have anything in “Value”:

—> ???

  1. DATABASE INSTANCE: You don’t have anything in “value”. Normal is DynamicsNAV…but in your case…

  1. NAME OF DATABASE: In my case:

→ (But be sure your database is called “NAV”)

I hope this can give you a couple of clues. Good luck!,