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Server Connection Properties in Modern Client

  • 1.  Server Connection Properties in Modern Client

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 25 days ago
    Hi All

    Just found out about the modern client. Downloaded and installed from Microsoft Store. It connects to our cloud instance, but we are on-prem with BC2020. Is there way to point it to an on prem install?

    Thanks

    Mark

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    Mark Anderson
    Director of ERP Systems
    Clesen Wholesale
    Evanston, IL
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  • 2.  RE: Server Connection Properties in Modern Client

    Posted 24 days ago
    Hi Mark,

    We don't have on-prem BC(NAV2016 and BC Online), but I did see this article from Microsoft that talks about entering the same URL you use in your web client (i.e. https://bc.clesen.com/CW-BC).
    There are a few prereqs, but in theory, it should work with on-prem or online.
    Do you see the same options in yours?



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    David Stephenson
    IT Manager
    Mity Inc.
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  • 3.  RE: Server Connection Properties in Modern Client

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 24 days ago
    Thanks for reply David thanks for reply

    I stumbled across that earlier this morning. Unfortunately still cant; get it to work. I think it's because we're using a self signed SSL right now (internal only)

    The URL I use in browser is https://{ServerName]:8081/BC160sc it works on Nav server in IE, but i get ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID on my PC in edge and chrome, and Modern Client just fails to connect

    We have a wildcard SSL for our 
    domain (which we'll use once we open up to ports to outside world), and waiting for our MSP to see if we can configure something in DNS to use our domain name internally, so we can use the exsiting SSL cert

    Best

    mark


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    Mark Anderson
    Director of ERP Systems
    Clesen Wholesale
    Evanston, IL
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    Academy - Online Interactive Learning from Experts


  • 4.  RE: Server Connection Properties in Modern Client

    Posted 24 days ago

    Hi Mark,

    That's great news.
    Assuming the app supports it, you should be able to add an Internal DNS record.
    I know when we're wanting internal-only sites that are under our wildcard certs, we create a new forward lookup zone in our internal DNS with the name of the site (i.e. bc.clesen.com). Then, we have an A record under that zone that points to the internal IP address of the server.
    It's pretty quick to set up and is easy to remove if/when you want to make the website publically available.
    You may need to flush your DNS on your workstation before/after your Sys Admins make the DNS change before you'll be able to resolve the name.


    The other way we've done it is to add an entry to the HOSTS file, but that one can be a little more problematic/tedious since you'll need to update every computer. But, it can be done with GroupPolicy, if needed.




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    David Stephenson
    IT Manager
    Mity Inc.
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    Academy - Online Interactive Learning from Experts


  • 5.  RE: Server Connection Properties in Modern Client

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 23 days ago
    Thanks David!

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    Mark Anderson
    Director of ERP Systems
    Clesen Wholesale
    Evanston, IL
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    Academy - Online Interactive Learning from Experts


  • 6.  RE: Server Connection Properties in Modern Client

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 24 days ago
    It will work with your on-prem version. You will need to configure your firewall to permit external access and direct activity to the correct internal server.

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    Andrew Good
    President
    Liberty Grove Software
    Oakbrook Terrace IL
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  • 7.  RE: Server Connection Properties in Modern Client

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 24 days ago
    Thanks Andrew

    We can figure out the network stuff. What I'm was missing was a place to enter the connection info.

    On the login screen I noticed a button i didn't see yesterday that says "My Business Central is not on the cloud yet. Help me connect to a local or hosted service. in there i can enter the URL for the server.

    Thanks

    Mark

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    Mark Anderson
    Director of ERP Systems
    Clesen Wholesale
    Evanston, IL
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    Academy - Online Interactive Learning from Experts


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