How To Install Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 – Deploying The Sample Company

Microsoft Dynamics GP ships with a sample company which can be deployed along with it’s data to either use in demos or for testing. In this post we’ll take a look at deploying this sample company which done via GP Utilities.

Start GP Utilities (Windows Start menu >> All Programs >> Microsoft Dynamics >> GP 2013 >> GP Utilities) and login using the sa password;

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities

Click next on the Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities step;

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities

GP Utilities will check that the system database is at the correct version and require the version information to be inspected for companies;

Upgrade Microsoft Dynamics GP

If everything checks out the next step will be the Additional Tasks one. Set the drop down combo to Add sample company data and click Process;

Additional Steps

Unlike previous versions, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 allows the naming of the sample company database. This ties in with the ability to host multiple System Databases on a single instance of SQL Server.

You can also define the locations of the database data and log files which I have set to the same locations as the System Database;

Database Setup

Choose whether to create the lesson users; if you choose to create them you’ll need to provide and confirm a password. I generally don;t bother and create any required users manually;

Create Sample Users

Confirm your selections are correct. If any changes need to be made, click back otherwise click next;


Choose if you want to install the Business Intelligence Reports for the sample company or not and click Next;

Business Intelligence Reports Setup

After the BI step, you’ll be returned to the Additional Steps wizard when you can either create a company or log into GP to use the installed sample company;

Additional Tasks

In the next post, I’ll take a look at creating a company.

Ian Grieve

About Ian Grieve

Ian is a Microsoft Dynamics GP certified consultant specialising in the delivery of Microsoft Dynamics GP projects and currently working for Perfect Image Ltd., a Microsoft Partner and VAR in the North East of England. Ian has worked with Microsoft Dynamics GP since 2003 and, over the nine years since, has dealt with all aspects of the product life-cycle from presales, to implementation, to technical and functional training, to post go-live support and subsequent upgrades and process reviews. In his spare time, Ian runs the azurecurve | Ramblings of a Dynamics GP Consultant blog dedicated to Microsoft Dynamics GP and related products.
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