Upgrading Management Reporter 2012: Post Upgrade Connection Problem

Microsoft Dynamics GPIn this short series of posts, I’m going to take a look at upgrading an installation of Management Reporter 2012 to the latest Rollup. The series index can be found here.

Over the last three posts I covered the upgrade of the Management Reporter server and client components. If the components and database has been upgraded as covered in the posts then you should not see the error message shown below:

Management Reporter – Can’t connect to the Management Reporter server. Do you want to specify a different server address?Management Reporter – Can’t connect to the Management Reporter server. Do you want to specify a different server address?

This error is one seen at a client who had done the upgrade on the server and the majority of clients. But one user who had been on holiday that day hadn’t had their PC updated and wasn’t aware it had been done. So when they tried logging into Management Reporter they logged the issue.

A short client upgrade later and they were up and running without further problems.

Upgrading Management Reporter 2012
Upgrade the Server Components
Upgrading the Database
Upgrading the Clients
Post Upgrade Connection Problem

Upgrading Management Reporter 2012: Upgrading the Clients

Microsoft Dynamics GPIn this short series of posts, I’m going to take a look at upgrading an installation of Management Reporter 2012 to the latest Rollup. The series index can be found here.

With the server fully upgraded we now need to upgrade all of the clients. To do this start the same setup.exe as used to upgrade the server components and select Management Reporter Client:

Management Reporter Setup

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Upgrading Management Reporter 2012: Upgrading the Database

Microsoft Dynamics GPIn this short series of posts, I’m going to take a look at upgrading an installation of Management Reporter 2012 to the latest Rollup. The series index can be found here.

In the previous post I covered the upgrade of the server components; in this one I’m going to finish the upgrade of the server which requires that the database also be upgraded.

To do this run the Configuration Console from the Windows Start screen; you’ll see a Task List in the bottom right corner of the window showing thre items:

Management Reporter 2012 Configuration Console

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MDGP 2015 Feature of the Day: Employee Profile, Skills & Training

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog has started a series of posts on the new features of, the soon to be released, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015. As I have done for the last two releases, I intend to shadow these posts and add my own opinions on these new feature; the series index is here.

The thirteenth Feature of the Day is Employee Profile, Skills & Training.

In Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 as part of the Employee Self Service functionality managers can see and/or edit their team members data including Address/Phone Number, Dependants, Emergency Contacts and Position History in the new Employee Profile window.

The Employee Skills & Training window also allows managers to view and edit the Education and Tests for their team members. Managers can also view the Skills and Training for each employee.

Manager submitted tasks will still flow through workflow for approval or notification.

Employee Skills & Training

The roles targeted by this feature are:

  • HR and Payroll Team Managers

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Upgrading Management Reporter 2012: Upgrade the Server Components

Microsoft Dynamics GPIn this short series of posts, I’m going to take a look at upgrading an installation of Management Reporter 2012 to the latest Rollup. The series index can be found here.

The first step in upgrading Management Reporter is to update the server components. To do this download the latest Rollup from either PartnerSource or CustomerSource. Run the downloaded MSI and specify a path to extract the files into (by default the files will be extracted into the same folder as the MSI, so I typically create myself a folder called MR and extract the files into that:

Choose Directory For Extracted Files

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MDGP 2015 Feature of the Day: Employee Self Service Functionality

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog has started a series of posts on the new features of, the soon to be released, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015. As I have done for the last two releases, I intend to shadow these posts and add my own opinions on these new feature; the series index is here.

The twelfth Feature of the Day is Employee Self Service Functionality. The new Employee Profile window in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 is an extension of the Employee Self Service functionality allows employees to view and/or update their personal information including Address/Phone Numbers, Emergency Contacts, Dependants, and Position History.

Employees maintain their Education and Tests in the Employee Skills and Training window and view their Skills and Training History.

Workflow functionality is integrated so employees can submit changes and managers can approve changes from a Navigation List or from an email notification.

Employee Profile

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MDGP 2015 Feature of the Day: Employee Benefits

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog has started a series of posts on the new features of, the soon to be released, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015. As I have done for the last two releases, I intend to shadow these posts and add my own opinions on these new feature; the series index is here.

The eleventh Feature of the Day is Employee Benefits. Employee Benefits is part of the new Employee Self Service functionality being introduced in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015.

The new Benefits View window allows employees to view their benefits, employee contributions and employer contributions. An option for All or Active allows employees to view what they are assigned as well as all benefits available.

Benefit View

The roles targeted by this feature are:

  • Self Service Users

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Upgrading Management Reporter 2012: Series Index

Microsoft Dynamics GPIn this short series of posts, I’m going to take a look at upgrading an installation of Management Reporter 2012 to the latest Rollup.

The post will serve as the series index:

Upgrading Management Reporter 2012
Upgrade the Server Components
Upgrading the Database
Upgrading the Clients
Post Upgrade Connection Problem

MDGP 2015 Feature of the Day: .NET Interop

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog has started a series of posts on the new features of, the soon to be released, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015. As I have done for the last two releases, I intend to shadow these posts and add my own opinions on these new feature; the series index is here.

The tenth Feature of the Day is .NET Interop. The new Service Based Architecture enables Microsoft Dynamics GP and ISV products to expose and consume services. Services are the backbone of the cloud and this feature supports new and exciting scenarios around cloud based interaction.

Developers can now directly reference .NET assemblies and their objects in sanScript in order to leverage capability offered in the .NET Framework. This includes the ability to call out to services or use objects as a means of data handling and processing.

Script Editor.NET objects can be instantiated, have their properties set or methods called within sanScript

The roles targeted by this feature are:

  • Developers
  • ISVs

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MDGP 2015 Feature of the Day: Service Based Architecture Deployment

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog has started a series of posts on the new features of, the soon to be released, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015. As I have done for the last two releases, I intend to shadow these posts and add my own opinions on these new feature; the series index is here.

The ninth Feature of the Day is Service Based Architecture Deployment. The deployment for Service Based Architecture offers the flexibility to meet your deployment needs. There is a simple single machine configuration for demo, development and smaller production deployments. You may also choose a scale out deployment across multiple servers, using a single tenant or multitenant configuration.

The installation of the Service Based Architecture server components is included in the same installation as the web client so you can easily deploy both components at the same time.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components

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