Hands On With MDGP 2018 RTM: Install Web Services Runtime

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM has now been released. In this series of posts, I will be stepping through the installation of Microsoft Dynamics GP and additional products and then will move on to taking a look at the new functionality which has been introduced.

The series index for this series of posts is here and will automatically update as posts go live.

The next of the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM additional products I am going to install, is the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP; a few years ago I rarely bothered installing the web services as they were not used by many of my clients. However, the introduction of Workflow 2.0 in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 changed this; now almost every client requires the installation of web services when they upgrade, as this allows them to use email actions for approving submitted documents.

To install the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP, launch the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 setup utility from the downloaded media. Depending on server settings, you might receive multiple security warnings during the installation; click Run on each one as it appears:

Under Additional Products, select Web Services Runtime and then click Install on the popup menu:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 setup utility

Accept the terms of the License Agreement and click Next:

Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018: License Agreement

I’m not doing a multi-tenant installation, so leave all options unset and click Next on the Multi-tenant Configuration step:

Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018: Multi-tenant Configuration

Enter the SQL Connection Information for the SQL Server hosting the Microsoft Dynamics GP databases. The Server Name should be the full SQL Server Instance name.

Select whether to use Windows Trusted Authentication or SQL Authentication and then click Next:

Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018: SQL Connection Information

Accept or change the Install Location and click Next:

Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018: Install Location

Select a location for the Dynamics Security Data Store; SQL Server is the recommended, and default, location. Click Next to proceed:

Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018: Dynamics Security Data Store

Enter the SQL Server Connection Information for the server which will host the Dynamics Security data.

Enter the fill SQL Server Instance name in the Server Name and enter a Database Name.

Click Next:

Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018: SQL Server Connection Information

A warning message will be displayed if the specified database does not exist and will be created; click OK to continue:

SQL Security Store: No security store currently exists at the specified location. One will be created during the installation.

Enter the details of the Application User Account; this is the account which will be used to run the web services windows service.

For a typical install, where the web services are not installed on the same server as the SQL Server, a Domain account must be used. Once the details are entered, click Next:

Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018: Application User Account

Check the default Service Ports and make changes if required; click Next to continue:

Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018: Service Ports

If you are using the web client, as I am in this test environment, mark the Yes — Provide connection information to access configuration settings in the GP Configuration database.

Enter the full SQL Server Instance name and the Database Name of the web client configuration database.

Select the authentication method and click Next:

Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018: GP Workflow Service Configuration

Click Install to begin the installation:

Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018: Install Program

Once the installation is complete, leave the Run Configuration Wizard checkbox marked and click Exit:

Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018: Installation Complete

The next step in implementing the web services is to configure them.

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