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This regulatory update provides an update to the functionality that submits data to ELSTER in Germany. Changes in this update are primarily in the communication part, since TLS 1.2 will be required to communicate with ELSTER going forward.

Please see the Setup and Functionality section.

Reference Information

Reference No.


Product Area

Financial Management

Discovered in

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016


Upgrade of ELSTER to support TLS 1.2

Released on

April 2018

Important Notice to Customers

We recommend that you contact the Microsoft Dynamics Partner before you install service packs or hotfixes. It is important to verify that your environment is compatible with the service pack(s), hotfix(es), or download(s) being installed. A service pack, hotfix, or download may cause interoperability issues with customizations, and third-party products that work with the Microsoft Dynamics solutions.

Important Notice to Partners

As per the SPA, it is noncompliant for partners to redistribute tax and regulatory updates to ERP customers not enrolled in the Business Ready Enhancement Plan. Partners can verify their customer’s status in VOICE. If they are not enrolled, Partners have to get them current before they can distribute.


Before this update can be installed, the following prerequisites are required:

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Germany

This update is available through:

Microsoft Dynamics ® NAV 2016 Germany, Cumulative Update CU 30

Installation Steps:

For more information about how to install an update rollup, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

3109325 - How to install a Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Cumulative Update


  • Existing customizations in objects that are included in this update file may break when you import the regulatory feature.

  • No data upgrade is required before you can use this feature.


Refresh your license to access the new objects that are added with this release.


The following object have been added/modified through this







Sales VAT Adv. Notif.-Transmit








Set Elster Password




Create XML-File VAT Adv.Notif.







Setup and functionality

Update the Dynamics NAV Server instance

An updated .dll is provided as part of this update. The .dll must be installed at the Dynamics NAV Server instance.

  1. Stop the Dynamics NAV Server service.

  2. From the downloaded update copy Microsoft.Dynamics.ElsterTransferHandler.dll and Microsoft.Dynamics.ElsterTransferHandler.dll.config to %Program Files%\Microsoft Dynamics NAV\<NAV Version>\Service\Add-ins\Elster

  3. Start the Dynamics NAV Server service.

  4. Import the objects file included in the downloaded update.

Set up certificates for communication with ELSTER

  1. Go to Departments/Administration/IT Administration/General/Electronic VAT Decl. Setup

    1. Open the tab Navigate

      1. Button “Certificates”

      2. Button "Upload Elster Certificate"
        You will be asked to point out the certificate file from the local machine.

      3. Button "Upload PFX File"
        You will be asked to point out the certificate file from the local machine.

      4. Button "Set Pfx File Password"
        Set the password that matches your Pfx certificate.

      5. Button "Upload Client Certificate File(p12)"
        You will be asked to point out the certificate file from the local machine.

      6. Button "Set Client File Password"

Edit certificates

Now VAT Declarations can be sent to ELSTER as done before this update.

Support Information

If you are experiencing issues downloading the install file or documentation, please contact

For technical support questions, contact your partner or, if enrolled in a support plan directly with Microsoft, you can enter a new support request to Microsoft Dynamics® Technical Support from Customer Source or Partner Source under Support >> New Support Request.

You can also contact Microsoft Dynamics® Technical Support by phone using these links for country specific phone numbers.

Linguistic Quality Feedback

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. It will be used to evaluate the linguistic quality of the translated Dynamics NAV user interface and make improvements if needed.

Please use this feedback link to provide your feedback to the below questions.

Q1: Which language and version of the product are you working on?

Q2: What is your role in your organization / company?

Q3: Is the used terminology correct for your market/locale?

Q4: Please include any other feedback you may have on the linguistic quality of the product.

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