Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R1: Create Company

● Ian Grieve ●  ● 4 Comments   ● 

Microsoft Dynamics GPIn the last couple of posts in this series, we have deployed the system database and Fabrikam sample database. In this post, I’m going to create a new company using GP Utilities.

Enter the user and password and click OK to log in:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities

On the Welcome screen click Next:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities

A check will be performed to ensure the database version matches the GP Utilities version. After confirming this check has been successful, click Next

Update Microsoft Dynamics GP

The next stage displayed will be the Additional Tasks one; set the drop down list to Create a company and click Process:

Additional Tasks

In line with changing the system database name to D16R1 and the sample company database name to T16R1 I have named the new company database P16R1 and entered a Company Name of Perfect Image Limited.

Create Company

The Location fields will default to the install folder of SQL Server so change them to the required location and clikc Next:.

Database Setup

Check the settings on the Confirmation screen and, if happy, click Finish:

Confirmation

Once the database has been created and all SQL objects deployed, the next step is to select which BI reports should be deployed. I am deploying both so have marked both the Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services reports and Microsoft Excel reports and data connections checkboxes:

Business Intelligence Reports Setup

The settings on the SQL Server Reporting Services Reports Setup will default to those configured when deploying the system database. Verify the settings are correct and click Next

SQL Server Reporting Services Reports Setup

Likewise the settings for the Excel Reports Setup will default in, so click Next:

Excel Reports Setup

Check the selections on the Confirmation screen and click Finish to deploy the BI reports (if you are working with a new SQL Server make sure the maxRequestLength setting in SSRS has been set to 20690 before clicking Finish):

Confirmation

Once the reports have been deployed the Company Setup Options screen will be displayed. Leave the Set up the company later checkbox marked and click Next:

Company Setup Options

On the Additional Tasks screen, click Exit:

In the next post, we’ll run the desktop client for the first time.

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