Web Services Management Tools Error – Could not access the SecurityService service

While I was working on the series of posts for how to install the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP, I encountered a couple of problems which I thought it might be worth covering; in the last post I looked at resolving a problem with the eConnect Integration Service not running. The second error I encountered was after I installed the Management Tools on a client machine and tried to start it;

Could not access service: Could not access the SecurityService service. The request failed with HTTP status 404: Not FoundCould not access service: Could not access the SecurityService service. The request failed with HTTP status 404: Not Found

I wasn’t aware that I had done anything different in installing the Management Tools on this client than I had done anywhere else. After some digging around I ended up looking for the configuration file which is located in %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Microsoft Dynamics\ManagementConsole and called Microsoft.Dynamics.Security.Administration.SecurityAdministration.dll.config;

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Once I opened the file I fairly quickly found the error;

Notepad: Microsoft.Dynamics.Security.Administration.SecurityAdministration.dll.config

By checking back at the screenshots I’d made when installing the Management Tools I realised that I had entered the wrong information. I’d entered the port for the Microsoft Dynamics Security Admin Service onto port 48620 (which is the port used by the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP) rather than port 48621 which is the port the Security Service was configured to use during installation on the server;

Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP Management Tools

One quick edit to the file changed the port number to the correct one;

Microsoft.Dynamics.Security.Administration.SecurityAdministration.dll.config

Next time I opened the Management Tools, I was able to select the SecurityService without problem;

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