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

Microsoft Dynamics GPTo function the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 web client requires a web server running IIS with a web site bound to an SSL certificate.

The operating system of the web server must be one of the following:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012

Once you have installed one of the above, I chose Windows Server 2008 R2 for this install, the Web Server (IIS) role needs to be installed via Server Manager.

Open Server Manager and click the Add Roles link;

Server Manager

Click Next on the Before You Begin page;

Add Roles Wizard - Before You Begin

Select the Web Server (IIS) role by checking the box;

Add Roles Wizard - Select Server Roles

Click Next after reading the introduction to IIS;

Add Roles Wizard - Web Server (IIS)

Under Application Development check ASP.NET;

Add Roles Wizard - Select Role Services

This will display the list of required role services which must also be installed. Click Add Required Role Services;

Add Roles Wizard - Add role services required for ASP.NET?

And under Security check Windows Authentication;

Add Roles Wizard - Select Role Services

Confirm the installation selections;

Add Roles Wizard - Confirm Installation Selections

An installation confirmation page will be displayed;

Add Roles Wizard - Installation Results

In the Server Manager the newly installed role will be shown;

Server Manager

Now that IIS is installed, a web site can be created for use with the web client or, as I am, the Default Web Site can be used. In the next post, I’ll run through installing a self-signed certificate in IIS.

After the web site has been installed, it needs to be extended with ASP.NET. To do this, open a Command prompt with administrative privileges and type the following command:

cd %windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319

Then type the following command to setup all web sites with ASP.NET;

aspnet_regiis -i

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