Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2: Install Dynamics GP Client

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 was released on the 2nd October. In this series of posts, I’ll be going hands on and installing the majority of the components; some of them, such as Analysis Cubes for Excel, which are little used, I won’t be covering.

The series index will automatically update as posts go-live in this series.

With the media downloaded and unzipped, the first item I’m going to cover, is the installation of the client. The first client is also the one which I’ll be using to depoly thr server objects.

Launch the setup.exe and you will be presented with the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 Bootstrapper Setup; click Install to install the prerequisites:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 Bootstrapper Setup

Under the Install header, click on Microsoft Dynamics GP:

Microsoft Dynamics GP setup utility

Select your Country/Region and click Next (for the purposes of this series, I have selected United States):

Country/Region Selection

Accept the terms of the License Agreement and click Next:

License Agreement

Select the deatures which you wan to install and then click Next:

Select Features

Enter the SQL Server Name and select the System Database Name; I have selected to Use default name which means my system database will be called DYNAMICS. If you want to name your system database, mark Enter custom name and enter the name you want.

Click Next to proceed:

SQL Server

Click the Install button to begin the instalation:

Install Program

Once the installation is compelte, click Exit to close the installer.

Installation Complete

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