Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 RTM: Web Services Management Tools 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.

In the last few posts, I’ve covered the installation and configuration of the web services and rounded off with verifying that they are working correctly. The final item I’m going to cover is the optional installation of the Web Services Management Tools; which means the installing the Dynamics Security Console on another machine. Doing this is best practice as it means you don’t have to give access to the server running the web services themselves to all users who might maintain security.

To install the Web Services Management Tools, open the setup.exe from the installation media and, under Additional Products, select Web Services Management Tools:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 RTM: Web Services Security 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.

In the last post, we verified that the web services service was running and that the web services were working; in this post we’re going to verify the security was correctly deployed.

To do this open the Dynamics Security Console:

Windows Start screen

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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:

Services

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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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