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How to Manage User Session in NAV / Business Central ?

Do you know Manage User Session in Business Central / Dynamics NAV can achieve multiple ways to track the Users Log in to the system , able to identify table locking reasons and also possible to Cancel one of the active user login session. In this post I am covering all the types of User Session tracking available now for the Application from Old Navision system to latest Business Central application.

Following are different ways we can track the User session on system

Business Central Cloud User Login Session Tracking

Latest version of Business Central cloud having direct feature to track the User Session on ” Business Central Admin Center ” page.

This is the most easy method to identify the User Session via online from any computer using the admin credentials.

Following are steps to identify the User Session via Business Central Cloud

Step 1 : Open Business Central Admin Center using the BC cloud admin login

Step 2: Click on to Environment and identify the active Cloud URL to who you want to identify the User Session

Business Central Cloud Admin Center page
Business Central Cloud Admin Center

Step 3: Click on to ” Manage Sessions” button mentioned like previous image to open the User Session Page

Manage User Session Business Central
Manage User Session Business Central

Step 4: Check the user session details displayed on Manage sessions section and take necessary session.

On the previous image you can able to identify following points

  • User Session ID: 3261 ( This is the unique identification User session login)
  • User ID: Jubel ( Current login user id)
  • Client Type: Webclient ( Type Business Central User Instance)
  • Login Duration: 20m ( Last 20 minutes this user is login to the system )
  • Cancel Session : ( If you want to kill this session jusy click on this link ” Cancel Session “)
  • Entry Operation : Type of operation User performed now
  • Entry Object : ( Which object user started the activity)
  • Current Object : ( Which object user currently working)
  • Current Operation Duration : Less than one minute ( That means last user activity occurred less than 1 minute)

See how depth you are getting details on the latest Business Central Cloud Admin Center page.

User Session Tracking via Powershell Command

You may track the Business Central / Dynamics NAV user session details via Powershell command as well. This is the most recommended way to identify user session for the On-premise products from Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 to latest Business Central edition.

How to identify the User Session via Power shell Command

Following are the simple steps to execute the special power shell commands.

Step 1: Open Windows Power shell ISE interface as Administrator

Step 2: Import the Module to activate Dynamics NAV / Busines Central commands

Step 3: Copy and paste following Power shell Command and execute the scripts to get the details.

Get-NAVServerSession -ServerInstance BC160 -Tenant default

Note: Don’t forget to change the – Server Instance BC160 your respective Business Central / Dynamics NAV instance.

Following the sample results

ServerInstanceID : 1019
SessionID : 239
UserSID : 44ca35c6-af24-4f05-9220-a4b016d6954d
ServerInstanceName : BC160
ServerComputerName :
ClientType : WebClient
ClientComputerName :
LoginDatetime : 7/26/2020 7:26:23 PM
DatabaseName : LSCentral16
SessionUniqueID : 9b5dfb87-75f4-4454-890a-922c95ce318a

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Jubel Thomas Joy, a 16+ year Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central/NAV/Navision expert, founded "Navision Planet" in 2009. Certified in Business Central , D365 - Commerce and many more. He blogs on the latest updates and various modules of Business Central & LS Central, showcasing expertise in SQL, Microsoft Power Platforms, and over 150 organizations of work experience.


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