NAV 2015 Administration Tool Icon is missing

In certain scenarios I can’t locate the shortcut to the ‘NAV 2015 Administration Tool’. So I’ve done some research. This problem happens if NAV has been installed by another user account. When you login as a different account you can’t find this specific Tool. As a workaround you can then easily create a new shortcut. The shortcut target should look like this:

C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe  -NoExit -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned " & ' C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics NAV\80\Service\NavAdminTool.ps1 ' "

Of course it’s also possible to start the Administration tool from the Powershell ISE by loading the NavAdmin Tools.ps1 module by using the Import-Module cmdlet.


Howto – Use Powershell ISE on Windows Server 2008 R2

Powershell ISE (Integrated Scripting Environment) is a powerful feature of Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 etc. It’s also possible however to work with Powershell ISE on a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine.

To enable Powershell ISE please perform the following steps:

Open a Powershell window en run the following cmdlets:

Import-Module ServerManager
 Add-WindowsFeature Powershell-ISE

The Add-WindowsFeature Cmdlet will install the Powershell ISE feature. That’s it! After you’ve installed the ISE it should be possible to start Windows Powershell ISE from the Start Menu.