Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Extended Stored Procedure xp_ndo.dll Error

Hi all,

We may face this error while trying to connect Role Tailored Client or Classic Client with Windows Login.

Reason for the Error

Microsoft Dynamics NAV requires two extended stored procedures from xp_ndo.dll to exist on SQL Server if Windows logins are used. If these extended stored procedures do not exist, you will get this error when trying to log on using Windows Authentication:

The extended stored procedure xp_ndo_enumusersids in the library file xp_ndo.dll, is not available on the <server name> server.  Until this procedure and library have been added, it will not be possible to connect to this server from Microsoft Dynamics NAV with Windows Authentication, but you will still be able to connect with Database Server Authentication.  You can read more about adding this extended stored procedure in the help pages on the product CD. Follow the hyperlink to the readme.txt file on the Servers page under the Documentation section of SQL Server.

Resolution
If you are getting this error on classic client, then you can use the database login, but if you are using Role Tailored Client then you need to create the extended stored procedures on the SQL Server.

Steps to Resolve

From the product DVD, open the folder sql_esp, and run the file xp_ndo.exe to extract the file xp_ndo.dll somewhere you your disk. Then copy it into this folder on your SQL Server (on SQL 2008): C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Binn\. You can use any path but the above path is recommended by Microsoft. 

Remember, copying files into the “Program Files”-folder requires administrative privileges on Vista and Windows2008, which is why you should extract the file to a different folder first, and then copy it into this location.

 Open SQL Server Management Studio. Extend Databases -> System Databases -> master -> Programmability. Right click on “Extended stored procedures”, and select “New extended stored procedure”.

Name it xp_ndo_enumusersids, and in the DLL field, select the full file and path for xp_ndo.dll (on SQL Server 2008
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Binn\xp_ndo.dll):


Assign permissions to the public role: In the Extended Stored Procedures properties, click on “Permissions”, then “Search”. Type in “Public”, and click OK. Then assign Execute permissions to Public:





Finally, repeat the previous steps and make another extended stored procedure which is exactly identical, except this one must be called xp_ndo_enumusergroups instead of xp_ndo_enumusersids.

You should now have two extended stored procedures, and should be able to use Windows login from NAV.


The Command Way

Run the following SQL command to add the stored procedures.

USE master
EXEC sp_addextendedproc xp_ndo_enumusersids, ‘C:[Location of file]xp_ndo.dll’
GO

GRANT EXECUTE
ON [xp_ndo_enumusersids]
TO PUBLIC
GO

USE master
EXEC sp_addextendedproc xp_ndo_enumusergroups, ‘C: [Location of file]xp_ndo.dll’
GO

GRANT EXECUTE
ON [xp_ndo_enumusergroups]
TO PUBLIC
GO

Thanks & Regards
Saurav Dhyani
www.sauravdhyani.com

6 comments:

  1. This post was exactly what I needed. Thank you very much!

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  2. Windows 2008 R2 with SQL 2005 Standard 64bit
    Problem solved. Nice post!

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  3. Saurav,
    Thankfully I used your post to get 'the thing' working again.

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    1. Hi Sir,

      Thanks & i am pleased to hear that.
      Always read all your post and they are great..

      Regards,
      Saurav

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