How To Install The Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 (Beta) Web Client – How To Install The Web Client

Microsoft Dynamics GPIn this post I’m ging to give a run through of the installation process of the web client itself.

To install the web client run the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 setup utility and select Web Client from the list;

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 setup utility

To proceed with the installation accept the License Agreement;

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client setup utility - License Agreement

I’m going for the Single Machine option as I’m installing a demo environment for testing purposes. If installing a scale-out deployment you’d need to select Custom;

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client setup utility - Installation Option

Enter the Windows Security Groups being used to control access to the Web Client and Web Management Console. The NETBIOS of the domain the groups belong to must be specified in these fields. My machine is in the DOMAIN.azurecurve.co.uk so my NETBIOS is DOMAIN;

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client setup utility - Windows User Group

This screen is regarded as work in progress at Microsoft and they will, according to a discussion with a Senior Escalation Engineer at Microsoft, be making this window clearer in the requirement for specifying the NETBIOS.

Next select the web site to be used for hosting the web client and specify the DOMAIN, username and password of the account which should be used for running the application pool.

To simplify the install, I’ve checked the box to use the same web site for the Web Management Console;

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client setup utility - Web Site Configuration

Specify the SQL Server and database name that should be used for holding the Web Management Console information and select the authentication mode. The user used should have permissions to create SQL databases;

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client setup utility - Web Management Console Database

The Session Central Service controls the load balancing between the ession Hosts, when there is more than one. Define the port which will be used (the default is 48650 but can be changed) and optionally apply the SSL certificate which should be used. The Host Name should be the fully qualified Domain name.

Define the Domain, username and password of the account which should run the Session Control Service. This should, in a production environment be a Domain User account with a password which does not expire. However, there is a bug in the Beta which requires this user account to be a Domain Administrator account;

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client setup utility - Session Central Service

The same information is required for the Session Host service (along with the same bug requiring a Domain Administrator account) on a different port (48651);

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client setup utility - Session Service

For the Runtime Service, define the port and SSL certificate which in this case is a required field;

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client setup utility - Runtime Service URL

If you’re happy with your previous selections, click Install to proceed with the installation of the web client;

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client setup utility - Install Program

Once the installation is complete, a confirmation page will be displayed;

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client setup utility - Installation Complete

Once you’ve closed the Web Client setup utility the final step is to run the Dynamics GP Web Client Configuration Wizard.

To do this, run the Dynamics GP Web Client Configuration Wizard which has been installed into the Start menus ¯ Administrative Tools;

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client Configuration Wizard

Enter the login credentials for the SQL Server which will be used for the Web Management Console;

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client Configuration Wizard - SQL Connection Information

The Wizard will check to see if the database exists, and when it doesn’t will create it;

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client Configuration Wizard - Configuration Status and Actions

Once the installation process is complete a confirmation page will be displayed;

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client Configuration Wizard - Configuration Complete

And with this post, the installation process of the web client is complete.

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2 thoughts on “How To Install The Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 (Beta) Web Client – How To Install The Web Client

  1. syed arshad says:

    Hi Ian,
    I have going to the excellent documents and RSS feeds you have written for GP 2013 and have one question.
    For my testing I am using a win machine which is my laptop and I have installed SQL and GP 2013 both on this single machine.

    Now what I am wishing to test is web client interface for I need to install other 5 components which the books says I ahve to have Win Server 2008 r or 2012.

    Is it possible to intall all these 5 components ( Web Server+Web Site+Session SCentral Service+Session Server+Dynamics GP with Web Clietn Runtime) on win laptop where I have SQL and GP Desktop ?

    Regards,

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