Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2: Install eConnect on Server

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 was released on the 2nd October. In this series of posts, I’ll be going hands on and installing the majority of the components; some of them, such as Analysis Cubes for Excel, which are little used, I won’t be covering.

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As mentioned in the last post, on the eConnect Prerequisites, I have a number of clients who use eConnect for integration data into Microsoft Dynamics GP using the Microsoft Message Queue. This uses an eConnect installation on a server.

To install the server eConnect, log onto the server and launch the setup utility. Under Additional Products, select eConnect:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 setup utility

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Installing TortoiseSVN: Installing

TortoiseSVNThis post is part of the series on installing TortoiseSVN which is I use in the development of WordPress plugins.

The first step in installing TortoiseSVN is to download the latest version. You can download it from the TortoiseSVN website:

TortoiseSVN website

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2: Install eConnect Prerequisites on Server

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 was released on the 2nd October. In this series of posts, I’ll be going hands on and installing the majority of the components; some of them, such as Analysis Cubes for Excel, which are little used, I won’t be covering.

The series index will automatically update as posts go-live in this series.

I have a number of clients using eConnect in different ways for integration. Several of them use eConnect via the MSMQ and Incoming Queue. Before installing eConnect on the server, there are two prerequisites which must be completed.

I’m linking back to the posts I wrote for the eConnect 18 Prerequisites series when Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM was released as there has been no change in this area.

The first prerequisite, is to set the service account as a local administrator on the server. Without doing this, the eConnect services will not start correctly.

Secondly, you need to install the MSMQ Triggers Windows feature. Without this, the Incomging/Outgoing eConnect queues cannot be installed.

Once these two prerequisites are met, you’ll be ready to install eConnect on the server.

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2: Create A Company

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 was released on the 2nd October. In this series of posts, I’ll be going hands on and installing the majority of the components; some of them, such as Analysis Cubes for Excel, which are little used, I won’t be covering.

The series index will automatically update as posts go-live in this series.

As I work with many clients with more than one company in Microsoft Dynamics GP, I always create at least one additiona company, in addition to ,a href=’http://www.azurecurve.co.uk/2018/10/hands-on-with-microsoft-dynamics-gp-2018-r2-add-sample-company/’>deploying the sample company.

To do this, launch GP Utilities and log in using the sa account:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2: Desktop Client First Run

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 was released on the 2nd October. In this series of posts, I’ll be going hands on and installing the majority of the components; some of them, such as Analysis Cubes for Excel, which are little used, I won’t be covering.

The series index will automatically update as posts go-live in this series.

With the Fabrikam sample company deployed, we can now log into Microsoft Dynamics GP.

Launch Microsoft Dynamics GP from the start menu and log in; you can usually use either the sa or DYNSA logins. However, if you have the VAT Daybook feature installed, you will need to log in as sa:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2: Add Sample Company

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 was released on the 2nd October. In this series of posts, I’ll be going hands on and installing the majority of the components; some of them, such as Analysis Cubes for Excel, which are little used, I won’t be covering.

The series index will automatically update as posts go-live in this series.

In the last post, I deployed the system database; I’m continuing this post from the Additional Tasks step.

Ensure the drop-down list shows Add sample company data and click Process:

Additional Tasks

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2: Deploy System Database

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 was released on the 2nd October. In this series of posts, I’ll be going hands on and installing the majority of the components; some of them, such as Analysis Cubes for Excel, which are little used, I won’t be covering.

The series index will automatically update as posts go-live in this series.

With the first first client now installed we need to deploy the server objects.

Back in the day, there was seaprate server and client compenents, but this changed with Microsoft Dynamics GP 10; now the server objects are deployed from a client install. To deploy the server components, start GP Utilities and log in using the sa account:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities

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Installing TortoiseSVN: Series Index

TortoiseSVNDepending on how much of this blog you read, you might be aware that I have been adding functionality by writing pluginsg for WordPress which I have been publishing via the WordPress Plugin Repository.

I did try writing a blog on my Development site, but that didn’t go too well; pretty much a case of out of sight, out of mind. I have some things I want to blog about, so will be posting them here.

The first of these is an installation of TortoiseSVN which I used to upload/download updates to plugins I’ve developed.

Over the course of this series, I’ll be installing TortoiseSVN, connecting to a plugin repsitory and committing changes made.

Installing TortoiseSVN
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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2: Install Dynamics GP Client

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 was released on the 2nd October. In this series of posts, I’ll be going hands on and installing the majority of the components; some of them, such as Analysis Cubes for Excel, which are little used, I won’t be covering.

The series index will automatically update as posts go-live in this series.

With the media downloaded and unzipped, the first item I’m going to cover, is the installation of the client. The first client is also the one which I’ll be using to depoly thr server objects.

Launch the setup.exe and you will be presented with the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 Bootstrapper Setup; click Install to install the prerequisites:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 Bootstrapper Setup

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2: Installing the .NET Prerequisite

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 was released on the 2nd October. In this series of posts, I’ll be going hands on and installing the majority of the components; some of them, such as Analysis Cubes for Excel, which are little used, I won’t be covering.

The series index will automatically update as posts go-live in this series.

Before Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2, or any of the related additional products, can be installed, there is one prerequisite which cannot be handled by the installer process. This is the .NET Framework 3.5 feature which is installed using the Add Roles and Features Wizard available via Server Manager on Windows Server or using Turn Windows features on or off accessible via Program and Features on Windows.

If the PC or server you’re planning to install Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM onto, has an Internet connection, then the .NET can be installed simply by using the wizard. However, if, for whatever reason, you don’t have an Internet connection available, the install process isn’t quite that smooth.

On both server and PC you can do an offline install and I have blogged about this several years ago:

  1. Offline install on Windows.
  2. Offline install on Windows Server.

Both of the above posts were for previous versions of Windows, but both are still relevant for the later versions.

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