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Why To Upgrade Dynamics NAV to Windows Server 2016 or 2019

Microsoft Dynamics team has finished the compatibility testing of Dynamics NAV server with Windows Server 2019. As Windows Server 2012 went out of the mainstream, it is important for organizations using Navision to have insights and features of Windows Server 2019.

Dynamics NAV versions having compatibility with Windows Server 2016 and 2019 are listed below:-

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015

Windows 2019 Server offers a lot of networking improvements like better TCP performance, and with Internet Information Services (IIS) 10.0 also support for the HTTP/2 protocol. Windows 2019 Server enables you to run shielded virtual machines with intermittent connectivity to the Host Guardian Service by leveraging the new fallback HGS and offline mode features. These capabilities enable you to configure the second set of URLs for Hyper-V to try if it can't reach your primary HGS server. All versions of the Dynamics NAV server will automatically switch to use HTTP/2 for network traffic if the protocol is available on the operating system.

Windows 2019 Server with HTTP/2 offers faster and safer web. The improved coalescing of connections will help in delivering an uninterrupted and properly encrypted browsing experience. TCP configuration improved to cubic to offer more throughput. This TCP improvement provides network performance improvements for virtual workloads and persistent Memory support for Hyper-V virtual machines.

SQL Server in combination with Windows Server 2016 or Windows 10 Client introduces non-volatile memory support for the tail of the log file (LDF) which can significantly increase transaction throughput. SDN offers many features that increase customer confidence in running workloads, either on-premises or as a service provider in the cloud. Virtual network encrypts communication within virtual machines. Windows Server 2019 also utilizes Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) on the virtual subnet to encrypt packets ensuring better security.

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