Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2: Install Dynamics GP Client

Microsoft Dynamics GPWith the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2 it’s time for a series of “hands on” posts where I go through the installation of all of it’s components; the index for this series can be found here.

In this, the first post of the series, I’m going to install the Dynamics GP client. In early versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, we would have installed the server components, but these haven’t existed for a long time. Instead, the client itself is used to create the server objects (we’ll cover these in the next posts).

When installing Dynamics GP on a new machine, the first components to be installed are the prerequisites, which are installed by the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Bootstrapper Setup utility. Run this by launching the setup.exe from the installation media and click install:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Bootstrapper Setup

Under the Install heading, click on Microsoft Dynamics GP:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Setup Utility

Select the Country/Region and click Next:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016: Country/Region Selection

Accept the terms of the License Agreement and click Next:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016: License Agreement

Next you need to select all of the features which are to be installed; the same set of features should be selected on each machine. Once all of the relevant features have been selected, click Next:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016: Select Features

Enter the SQL Server Name making sure to include the instance name if using one. If installing Dynamics GP 2016 R2 onto a machine which has previously had Dynamics GP installed and you are using the same SQL Instance, or you have manually created the ODBC connection, mark the Do not create a data source.

Choose a System Database Name; by default this is DYNAMICS, but can be changed if necessary.

Click Next to proceed:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016: SQL Server

Click Install to begin the installation of the Dynamics GP 2016 R2 client:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016: Install Program

Once the installation has finished, click Exit.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016: Installation Complete

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