GetCompaniesList error configuring Outlook Sync to use Web Services

In NAV 2009, Outlook Synchronization includes the option to use the new Web Services functionality instead of using C/FRONT and NAS. This is great and demonstrates some of the functionality that Web Services has to offer.

One issue that can arise when setting this up in a “3 machine” environment is when configuring the Microsoft Office Outlook Add-In. When selecting a company, you could receive an error similar to one of the following.

The connection to "" Microsoft Dynamics NAV database failed. The program returned the following error: GetCompaniesList error: The login failed when connecting to SQL Server xxx. connection string: NavSynchronizationUrl=http://yyy:7047/DynamicsNAV/WS/Codeunit/DynamicsNAVsynchOutlook;CompanyName=zzz; Please verify your synchronization settings. If the problem persists contact your system administrator.

The connection to "" Microsoft Dynamics NAV database failed. The program returned the following error:GetCompaniesList error: The request failed with HTTP status 401: Unauthorized. connection string: NavSynchronizationUrl=http://yyy:7047/DynamicsNAV/WS/Codeunit/DynamicsNAVsynchOutlook;CompanyName=zzz; Please verify your synchronization settings. If the problem persists contact your system administrator.

Note xxx is the server name of the SQL Server (Database Tier), yyy is the server name of the Dynamics NAV Server (Service Tier), and zzz is the company name.

These errors can occur if NAV Web Services are not setup with the correct SPNs and delegation information. If you haven’t already, make sure your have reviewed the walkthrough on setting up a 3 machine install (found in the nav_install.chm help file, NAV Help can be downloaded here.) and the previous post about setting up NAV 2009 Web Services.

Scott Wright
Microsoft Dynamics NA

Microsoft Customer Service and Support (CSS) North America

These postings are provided "AS IS" with no warranties and confer no rights. You assume all risk for your use.

Related
Recommended