Best practices for installing and configuring Microsoft SQL Server for Microsoft Dynamics NAV

The documentation on Installation Considerations for Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Dynamics NAV has been updated with information on recommended settings for SQL Server 2012, 2014, and 2016.

The documentation contains recommendations on topics such as

  • Storage and recommended disk block size
  • Virus scanning
  • Memory
  • TempDB database configuration
  • Auto-growth of database and/or transaction log files
  • Max degree of parallelism (MAXDOP)
  • Trace flags 1117 and 1118 (full extents only and equal growth of all files in a filegroup)
  • Service accounts and instant file initialization (Perform Volume Maintenance Tasks)
  • Statistics (auto-create, auto-update and maintenance jobs)
  • Page Verify
  • Backup and restore