After installing the Session Hosts you will be prompted to run the Web CLient Configuration Wizard. We ran this after installing the Session Central server to create the databases; it needs to be run again now, to tell the Session Host which Session Central Database should be used:
Pam Misialek, on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog is bringing back Stampede and is looking for assistance in naming this event which will take place in November (subsequent years should see it move to September).
Pam is bringing Stampede back and combining it with Airlift, the technical conference. The merged event will include the technical elements and also have a sales/marketing track.
Drop by the blog and help out with a naming suggestion (prize available; prize yet to be determined).
In this post I’ll take a look at installing the session host servers; I’ll step through this process once, but it will need reproducing on all of the session host machines (which in my case is two).
Log onto the session host server and start the Microsoft Dynamics GP setup utility (setup.exe on the installation media). As the session host will already have the Microsoft Dynamics GP client and runtime installed, you will not see the Bootstrapper and be presented with the installation choices.
Select Web Client under Additional Products (fifth bottom):
After installing the Session Central the databases used by the web client need to be created and configured. This is done using the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client Configuration Wizard (available on the Windows Home screen or Start menu if you’re using an older version of Windows).
Full details can be found at the link above, but here’s a quick summary of some of the new features:
- Dynamic calculated column headers…no more hard coding of Months within the column definition
- Currency translation for Dynamics GP 2013 using DDM Data Mart provider
- Ability to create a side by side balance sheet by using a section break option in row definition
- Option to include line numbers on generated reports
- Ability to set all columns in definition to Autofit by default
- Collection of Excel formatting improvements
The next step in installing the web client is to install the session central server. This is done by running the setup.exe and click OK to allow the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Bootstrapper Setup to install the prerequisites:
With Microsoft Dynamics GP installed, configured and the sample company deployed, it’s time to add the Web Client Runtime to the clients.
This is done by opening Programs and Features, selecting Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and clicking Change:
The Fabrikam sample company is deployed via GP Utilities. Log into it using the sa account and progress through to the Additional Tasks. In the drop down list select Add sample company data and click :
Now we have a client installed, we can use this to install the server. To do this run GP Utilities and log in using the sa account:
While most people reading this series are likely to already have an up and running Micrsoft Dynamcis GP system, I am going for completion in coverage for this series so I am going to be doing posts on items such as installing the client (this post), installing the server and deploying the sample company.
To install the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 SP2 client, run the setup.exe on the installation media. This will check if required components are installed or not and run the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Bootstrapper Setup to install any missing components: