Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R1: Running The Desktop Client For The First Time

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Microsoft Dynamics GPOver the last few posts in this series, we have deployed the system database and Fabrikam sample database and created a company. In this post, I’m going to run the dsesktop client for the first time.

When you find GP in the start menu, you’ll notice that it has anew icon; the same dark blue and white as the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 icon, but now it is a combination bar and line chart.

At this stage you can log into Dynamics GP using either the sa or DYNSA accounts; I used the former, but really should have used the latter:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP

Next select a company from the drop down list; I opted to select Fabrikam, Inc.:

Company Login

The messages will take a while to deploy (I has to wait for approximately 19,662 messages to be loaded.

As I selected Fabrikam, I got the date warning as I logged in; this can be switched off by setting a switch off in the Dex.ini file:

Microsoft Dynamics GP: You have chosen to use the sample company, which provides data that you can use to practice procedures or learn more about the product. When you use this sample company, the date is automatically set to April 12, 2017.

Microsoft Dynamics GP

You have chosen to use the sample company, which provides data that you can use to practice procedures or learn more about the product. When you use this sample company, the date is automatically set to April 12, 2017.

Select the home page role and click OK:

Select Home Page

Microsoft Dynamics GP is now ready for you to use; the desktop client on first look appears just the same as the revious version:

Microsoft Dynamics GP

The changes in this version are covered in the Feature of the Day posts.

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