Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premise: checking extension’s status via Powershell

An interesting question pops out yesterday: with Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premise, how can I programmatically check if a particular extension is installed or not?

The standard Powershell command (in the Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Apps.Management module) that gets informations about an extension in a specified Business Central Server instance is the Get-NAVAppInfo cmdlet (more info about it here).

Here I’ve executed Get-NAVAppInfo on one of my Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premise instances in order to check the status of a particular app:

$ServerInstance = "MyServerInstance"
$AppName = "Intelligent Cloud Base"

Get-NAVAppInfo -ServerInstance $ServerInstance -Name $AppName

The output is as follows:

D365BC_GetNavAppInfo_01

As you can see, there’s no the status of the extension (if it’s installed, synced, published or not in this tenant).

If you want to retrieve the status details about a particular extension, you need to execute the Get-NAVAppInfo cmdlet with the -TenantSpecificProperties parameter.

If you run the following Powershell command:

Get-NAVAppInfo -Tenant default -ServerInstance $ServerInstance -Name $AppName -TenantSpecificProperties

the output now is as follows:

D365BC_GetNavAppInfo_02

Now you have all the extension’s status details and you can take actions accordingly.

 

 

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