Hands On With MDGP 2018 RTM New Features: Web Client Changes

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM has now been released and I have been taking a Hands On look at the installation and configuration of the new version.

I am now going to take a hands on look at the new and enhanced features introduced in Microsoft Dynamics GP. Rather than do this as a continuation of the Hands On series I wrote in December, as originally intended, I am going to split it out into a separate hands On With the features post. The series index is for this new features series, can be found here.

The fourteenth feature of the day is Web Client Changes; this feature groups together three features.

The first of the features, is the extension of the AutoComplete from the desktop client into the web client. This means that when an ID has been entered once, it will be remembered and listed when the user starts to type the ID again (within the limits of the AutoComplete User Preferences:

Web Client AutoComplete

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MS Dynamics World Article: Diving into Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018: 6 areas of community-driven enhancements

Microsoft Dynamics GPYesterday, MS Dynamics World published a I wrote for them on the new functionality of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018.

In just over three months, this is the second post I have written which has not been for my own blog (the last one was #GP2018 Feature of the Day: Workflow Unplugged. It is obviously quite a new experience for me, writing for other blogs, but it was a good experience.

This post is a round up of the new functionality in 6 areas of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM; I won’t post spoilers of the article, so you will need to go here to read it.

Hands On With MDGP 2018 RTM: Verify Web Management Console Functions

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.

With the web client verified, the final verification is of the Web Management Console.

The web address for the Web Management Console is the server’s fully qualified domain name (FQDN) followed by /WebManagementConsole; I only entered the machine name, rather than the FQDN and so received a certificate error. Clicking Continue to this website took me straight into the Web Management Console:

IE Security Certificate Warning

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Hands On With MDGP 2018 RTM: Verify Web Client

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.

Whenever I install the web components, or any application or component, the next thing I do is run a test to ensure that the installation, and any configuration, was successful.

To test the Microsoft Dynamics GP web client, open the browser of your choice (from Dynamics GP 2016 onwards, the GP web client has been in HTML5 and therefore cross-browser compatible) and navigate to the web client page, which will be the server name followed by /GP. I installed the web client using a self-signed certificate which was created using the fully qualified domain name of the server.

However, when I did my test, I used only the server name and so got a security certificate warning:

Internet Explorer

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Hands On With MDGP 2018 RTM: Install GP Web Resource Cache

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.

With the main installation of the web components completed, the step covered in this post is an optional, although recommended, one. The GP Web Resource Cache should be installed on each of the web client session servers.

Launch the setup utility from the downloaded installation media; depending on server settings, you might receive multiple security warnings during the installation; click Run on each one as it appears:

Once the setup utility has started, click on GP Web Resource Cache under the Additional Products heading:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 setup utility

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Hands On With MDGP 2018 RTM: Install Web Components Help

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.

With the Web Components now configured, the final part of the installation of the web components is to install the Web Components Help.

The install utility was automatically launched alongside the Web Components Configuration Wizard; click the Install button to start the install:

Microsoft Dynamics Web Components Help

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Hands On With MDGP 2018 RTM: Configure Web Components

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.

After adding the Web Component runtime features to the client, the next step is to install the web components themselves.

Launch the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 setup utility. Depending on server settings, you might receive multiple security warnings during the installation; click Run on each one as it appears:

Under the Additional Products header, select Web Components and click Install on the popup menu which appears:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 setup utility

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Hands On With MDGP 2018 RTM: Add Web Component Runtime Feature

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 installation of the web components is going to span across a few posts; I have already posted about the prerequisites.

The first step is to add the two features in the Microsoft Dynamics GP desktop client required for the web components. These are the Service Based Architecture and Web Client Runtime features which are added via the Programs and Features Control Panel applet.

In the applet, find Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 and click the Change button:

Programs and Features

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM Web Client Prerequisites: Bind SSL Certificate to IIS Web Site

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM has now been released. In a series of posts, I am be stepping through the installation of Microsoft Dynamics GP and additional products ; the series index for this series of posts is here and will automatically update as posts go live.

I am taking a small break (sort of) from that post, to cover the installation/configuration of the prerequisites for the installation of the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM web client (the installation of which is part of the Hands On series.

This is the first of the posts on installing and configuring the web client prerequisites; in this post I am going to cover the binding of the self-signed security certificate (created in the last post).

To bind the certificate, launch Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager, expand the server node, the Sites node and click on Default Web Site (I am just using the default website in IIS for the web client) and then click Bindings in the Action pane:

Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager

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