With 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.
With the web client installed and configured, it is time to test to make sure it works correctly.
Open your preferred web browser (I am using IE11 not because I prefer it, but because it is the only one installed on my test machine.
In my case, I have received a certificate security warning as I am using a self-signed SSL certificate which has not been added to my browsers certificate store:
Enter the User Name (including Domain NETBIOS) and Password of a user account which has been added to the Domain Group for web client users configured for use during the web client installation and click Sign in:
If you’re using a web client only user, change the Authentication drop down, otherwise enter your User ID and Password.
If you have access to more than one company, you will need to select a Company from the dropdown list and click Next:
Once logged in, I got the sample company warning to which I clickedOK and was then able to use the web client:
Not having to mess around with Silverlight is good; the new HTML 5 web client (introduced in 2015 R2) is generally a lot better than the old Silverlight one; with the added bonus of being cross browser compatible.
As a side note, if you have the sample company installed and don’t want to see the warning message, you can disable it.