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Configuring profiles for NAV without Configuration Mode

Configuring profiles for NAV without Configuration Mode

Configuration Mode for Microsoft Dynamics® NAV

Users in Microsoft Dynamics NAV are set against profiles – profiles are typically grouped into job roles and help users get access to parts of the system that they need the most. For example, Sales people will access a completely different area of the system to the Warehouse team on a day to day basis.

To be able to edit the profiles the user must access NAV using the command prompt or a modified short cut. However, there are a number of reasons why this is not always possible.

Editing Profiles without the Configuration Mode

A good example is with one of our customers, who access NAV using Citrix. We wrote a report for them that takes an individual’s personalisation and applies it to the profile. This has the same effect as running in Configuration mode, and the other users with that profile will see the changes. Using only one report, as well as adding a button to the user Personalisation page, this simple modification will save the customer a lot of time!

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Stuart Hardman

Stuart is an experienced NAV Consultant having worked with Microsoft Navision for 15 years, the last 13 of those as a lead consultant on numerous projects with a large national Microsoft Dynamics partner. 

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