Wow .. lots of reactions on my previous post “Dynamics NAV 2015 Windows Client requires a 64-bit operating system“. basically telling me I was wrong. So the link above doesn’t work anymore, because I decided to remove the post.
May be some more information on why I was wrong.. (which I’m glad I was ;-)).
First, we were installing NAV 2015 CU1 at a customer, having this error: “Microsoft Dynamics NAV cannot be installed on this operating system”. So first thing I did is refreshing my memory on the System Requirements .. and there it clearly stated that only 64-bit Operating systems were supported. We were installing on a 32-bit Terminal Server (windows 2008).
My first reaction .. “this must be a mistake”. But then again, a mistake that had many intentional parts: an updated “system requirements” and an error built into the installer.. . So second reaction .. “this must be true”.
So I decided to write a blogpost for you guys. And I had lots and lots of reactions (people actually read my blog??) ;-), Which I’m very thankful for!
I was pointed to some updated System Requirements:
- On MSDN: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd301054(v=nav.80).aspx#WinClient
- On the NAV Team Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/nav/archive/2014/11/14/updated-system-requirements-for-microsoft-dynamics-nav-2015-windows-client.aspx
I totally missed that information. Apparently, the download location that I used (which I will not provide anymore, to avoid any more confusion), is still to be updated (:-/).
But the information above has no “way around”. It says that the client supports a 32 bit, but the setup still has some kind of check that doesn’t allow you to install in a 32-bit environment.
So, I set up a 32-bit Windows 8.1 environment to test all of this out. And what happened: I tried do install the NAV2015CU1 client, and all worked. Go figure. It didn’t work on a Windows Server 2008 though.. unfortunately I wasn’t able to re-test it with CU2, because I don’t have a Windows Server 2008 32-bit available for me…
YES, 32-bit OS is supported (which? Look at the link above), and can already be installed (on most occasions)!