In this post I’m stepping away, briefly, from Microsoft Dynamics GP but will return in to it in my next post.
Microsoft have recently released a raft of new versions, including Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Management Reporter 2012 Rollup 3, and to test I’ve been installing a few new virtual machines with Windows Server 2012 and have also updated a couple of machines with Windows 8 and, because they’re new machines without DVD players in them, to do this I used the Windows USB/DVD Download Tool which is available for free download from the Microsoft CodePlex|Project Hosting for Open Source Projects site in order to create a bootable USB drive.
I thought a step by step guide for others needing to install Windows 8 (or other version of Windows) might be of benefit. So after downloading the utility from the above link, double click the downloaded setup file to install the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool Setup Wizard;
Well, Windows 8 has landed on MSDN and TechNet for subscribers and is due for general release in, I believe, October.
This means it is time to interrupt the scheduled posts on installing the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP. Having got my hands on an MSDN version I thought a quick run through on how to install it might be in order.
I am installing this into a virtual machine so I can have a little test before replacing one of my main systems with it.
I mounted the ISO image from MSDN in the virtual machine settings and launched the VM. The first part of the installer shows the new Microsoft Windows
Metro Modern logo;
I was just catching up on the blogs this morning and caught David Musgraves post on the release of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 to manufacturing.
Great news and must mean about two weeks before they’re on MSDN and TechNet. Can’t wait
As recently rumoured, Microsoft announced a self-built tablet yesterday adding to their current hardware line which includes mice, keyboards and the XBox 360.
Branded the Microsoft Surface it is available as both Windows RT, arm powered 32 or 64GB memory, or as the Windows 8 Pro, powered by an Intel i5 and with either 64 or 128GB of memory with both versions coming with built in Micro SD slot for more, exchangeable memory;
At the start of this year I did a post on how to install a domain controller in Windows Server 2008 R2 (and I think the method would work back to 2003 as well). However, with the release, albeit of the Consumer Preview, of Windows 8 Server (Windows Server 2013 on release?) that post is out of date.
I say it is out of date because when I tried to run it I got the following message;
So for those of you who, like myself, are preparing a test environment using Windows 8 Server Consumer Preview, SQL Server 2012, Management Reporter 2012 for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 (when it arrives) here is a walk through of creating a domain controller on Windows 8 Server Consumer Preview. Please note this is not a guide that should be used on a production environment; it is solely intended for creating a demo or test environment; I am a Microsoft Dynamics GP specialist, not a Windows Active Directory one.
Posted in Dynamics, GP, Management Reporter, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 8
Tagged GP, Installation, Installation & Configuration, Management Reporter, Management Reporter 2012, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2, Reporting, Windows 8 Server Consumer Preview, Windows Server
Windows 8 Consumer Preview now available for download.
Yesterday, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Microsoft announced the availability of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.; full details at the Building Windows 8 blog.
I’m in the process of downloading it so I can see what improvements have been made since the Developer Preview and will post any thing of interest.
Well, I’ve just finished installing SQL Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Dynamics 2010 R2 on the Windows 8 Developer Preview and GP is exactly like it is on Windows 7. Continue reading
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Tagged GP, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, Preview, Windows, Windows 8
Before instaling the Windows 8 Developer Preview onto my laptop I first tried installing it into a virtual machine.
It was doing this install which introduced me to the “user friendly” BSOD;
As mentioned, Windows 8 Developer Preview now available for download here which I have done.
First impressions are very positive. Overall it’s snappy and easy to use and I do like the look of the Metro UI; I’ve seen it on colleagues smartphones and always quite liked the look of it but I did wonder how well it would translate onto a desktop. The answer appears to be very well. Continue reading
As mentioned, Windows 8 Developer Preview now available for download here. I’ve just installed it on an old laptop (an Acer Aspire 9301 WMSi with 4GB RAM).
I’ve not bothered with screenshots of the install as it is very much the same as Windows 7; and was as smooth an install as Windows 7 as well. Continue reading