Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 RTM: Web Services Service Verification

Microsoft Dynamics GPNow that Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 RTM is available, I thought I could follow my usual pattern of posting a series of posts on how to install and configure both Dynamics GP, but also the additional products which ship with it. You can find the series index for these posts here.

After installing and configuring the web services, I would always recommend verifying the install to ensure they are working correctly.

The first step, is to check the Windows Service is running; to do this open the Services control panel applet (which can also be accessed by using Win+R and typing services.msc).

Scroll down the list and find Microsoft Dynamics GP Service Host and make sure it is Running and set to Automatic:

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 RTM: Web Services Configuration

Microsoft Dynamics GPNow that Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 RTM is available, I thought I could follow my usual pattern of posting a series of posts on how to install and configure both Dynamics GP, but also the additional products which ship with it. You can find the series index for these posts here.

With the web services installed, the next step is to configure them using the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP Configuration Wizard. Launch the wizard and click Next on the welcome screen:

Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP Configuration Wizard - Welcome to the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP Configuration Wizard

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 RTM: Web Services Installation

Microsoft Dynamics GPNow that Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 RTM is available, I thought I could follow my usual pattern of posting a series of posts on how to install and configure both Dynamics GP, but also the additional products which ship with it. You can find the series index for these posts here.

With the web client, installed and tested it’s time to move onto the next of the additional tools that come with Dynamics GP 2015. As I intend to make use of the Workflow 2.0 I need to have the web services installed to be able to make use of the email actions.

So the next five posts will look at the installation and configuration of the web services. To begin the installation of the web services, open the setup utility and select :

Micvrosoft Dynamics GP 2015

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Web Services Management Tools Error – Could not access the SecurityService service

While I was working on the series of posts for how to install the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP, I encountered a couple of problems which I thought it might be worth covering; in the last post I looked at resolving a problem with the eConnect Integration Service not running. The second error I encountered was after I installed the Management Tools on a client machine and tried to start it;

Could not access service: Could not access the SecurityService service. The request failed with HTTP status 404: Not FoundCould not access service: Could not access the SecurityService service. The request failed with HTTP status 404: Not Found

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Resolving A Problem With The eConnect Integration Service Not Running

While I was working on the series of posts for how to install the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP, I encountered a couple of problems which I thought it might be worth covering in this and the next post.

The first was to do with the eConnect Integration Service which is installed as part of the install of Web Services. The basic problem was that the service was not running;

Services - eConnect for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Integration Service

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How To Install Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Services Management Tools

With the web services installed, configured and verified we can install the Management Tools on a client machine so we don;t need to access the server each time we need to make a change; note that the Management Tools can only be installed on a client machine if there is a domain controller on the network.

To install the Web Services Management Tools, open the Microsoft Dynamics GP setup utility and select Web Services Management Tools;

Microsoft Dynamics GP setup utility

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Verifying the Install Of Web Services For Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013

Now that the web services are installed and configured it is time to make sure that they have installed correctly. The Microsoft documentation for Web Services Installation and Administration Guide starts by checking the services are running via the browser and I’ll come to this in a moment, but I always prefer to start with making sure the services are actually running.

This is done in the Services window (Windows Start menu >> All Programs >> Administrative Tools >> Services).

The first service to check for is the Microsoft Dynamics GP Service Host. If the service has a Status of Started then the service is running correctly;

Services - Microsoft Dynmaics GP Service Host

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How To Configure Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Services Runtime

In the last post, I took a look at installing the Web Services Runtime; in this one I’ll step through the initial configuration of the web services.

This is done using the GP Web Services Configuration Wizard (Windows Start menu >> Microsoft Dynamics >> Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 >> GP Web Services Configuration Wizard .). Once launched click Next on the Welcome screen;

Welcome to the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP Configuration Wizard

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How To Install Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Services Runtime

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 was released on December 19th last year which means that not only do I have a new version of GP itself to install and play with but also lots of related products such as Business Analyser and Integration Manager.

I am also going to be taking a look at some more of the related products, included the new Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client, over the coming few weeks/months depending on how spread out they get due to other commitments. I am going to cover the Web Services in this and the next few posts (perhaps allowing for a couple of non-sequitur posts to slip in).

The first step in installing the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Services is to install the runtime components which is done in the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 setup utility by selected the Web Services Runtime;

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 setup utility

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Prerequisites For Installing Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Services

The next few posts will cover the installation and configuration of the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, but, first, I thought it might be useful to give an overview of the prerequisites.

First, the operating system; Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard or Enterprise editions are supported. According the the documentation, Windows Server 2012 is not yet supported although the install does work.

Second, a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or later to host the security database. This could be the same or different SQL Server which is hosting the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 system and company databases.

Third, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 is required and will be installed by the Microsoft Dynamics GP setup utility.

Fourth, a service user account is needed to run as the Microsoft Dynamics GP Service Host which is the Windows service host. If you’re running web services on the SQL Server then you can use a local user account but if the web services are on a different machine to the SQL Server then a domain user account should be used.

Fifth, the is two bits of setup which needs to have been completed in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013:

  1. A Functional Currency needs to be configured in the Multicurrency Setup window (Microsoft Dynamics GP menu >> Tools >> Setup >> Financial >> Multicurrency)
  2. All currencies need to have a unique ISO currency code (Microsoft Dynamics GP menu >> Tools >> Setup >> System >> Currency)

The next post will take a look at the installation of the Web Services Runtime