Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 RTM: Single Machine Dynamics GP Web Components 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.

Once the main installer of the Web Components has finished and been closed, two more installers will load. The first of these is the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components Configuration Wizard. Click Next on the Welcome page:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components Configuration Wizard - Welcome

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 RTM: Web Components Single Machine Deployment

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 this post I’ll going to take a look at implementing the web client as a single-machine deployment. I am asdsuming you already have IIS installed and a security certificate installed (a self-signed certificate can be used and bound to the website.

To install the web client components, run the setup.exe from the install media and select Web Components;

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 RTM: Create A New Company

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 this post, I’m going to cover how to create a company in Dynamics GP 2015. To create a company, launch GP Utilities and log in with a user account which has permissions to create a database (for ease I typically use the sa account, but any account with the relevant permissions can be used):

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamcis GP Utilities

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 RTM: First Run Of The Desktop Client

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 o 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. I am assuming you already have your server built with Windows and SQL Server for this series.

In the last couple of posts, I ran through the server install and deploy of the Fabrikam Sample Company. In this post, I’ll take a quick look through the first run of the GP client.

Dynamics GP is launched using the GP icon on the Start screen. You’ll notice that the old tri-colour icon has been replaced with a simple white on dark blue background (which matches the Dynamics Community site colours) and the splash has also been redone to match. When the logon prompt appears log in using the sa account and wait while the SQL Get Messages are updated:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 RTM: Sample Company Deployment

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 o 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. I am assuming you already have your server built with Windows and SQL Server for this series.

In the last post I deployed the system database; in this one I’m going to take a look at deploying the sample company. While this isn’t something generally done with a new system, I am in the process of building a new demo/test environment.

We’ll pick up where the previous post left off on the Additional Tasks step of GP Utilities. If you had closed GP Utilities log back in and progress through to this step and in the combo box, in the middle of the screen, make sure it is set to Add sample company data and click Process:

Additional Tasks

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 RTM: Server 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 o 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. I am assuming you already have your server built with Windows and SQL Server for this series.

In this second post, I am going to take a look at the server install where the system database is created. To do this, run GP Utilities from the Start screen and log in using the sa account:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 RTM: Desktop Client 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 o 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. I am assuming you already have your server built with Windows, an Active Directory Domain, SQL Server and SSRS for this series.

In this first post, I’ll be taking a look at the installation of the Dynamics GP 2015 RTM desktop client which, since the abolition of the server components prior to the release of Dynamics GP 10, needs to be done on at least one machine in order to deploy the system database.

Once you have downloaded an unpacked the media for Dynamics GP 2015 RTM, open the folder and double click on the setup.exe to launch the Microsoft Dynamics GP2015 setup utility. In the Install section click on Microsoft Dynamics GP and choose Install:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 - Setup Utility

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 RTM: Series Index

Microsoft Dynamics GPWith Monday’s launch of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 RTM, it is time for a series of posts looking at the new version (come on, based on my previous posting history, who didn’t expect this series?). Over the coming days I’ll have a series of posts looking at the installation and configuration of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 RTM and the additional products which com with it.

This series index post will grow through time as additional posts are submitted, so keep checking back.

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Merged Systems Duplicating Note Indexes

Microsoft Dynamics GPWe have been doing some work for a client who is merging two Dynamics GP implementations into one and during testing found that new orders being entered in the newly merged system were showing notes for previous orders.

The reason is that the next number to be used is an entry on the SY01500 (Company Master) table. When the systems were merged, it was done by creating a new company in Dynamics GP, restoring the source systems database over the top and then configuring the setup stored in the System database, such as the Company Setup (Administration area page >> Setup >> Company >> Company).

So we had a database which had notes attached, but a brand new entry in the Company Master (SY01500) table. As we still had the DYNAMICS for the source company database it is a fairly easy job to identify the correct value and update into Company Master.

However, should you want to automate this process, there is a KB article from Microsoft available: Cross-linked or incorrect notes indexes in Microsoft Dynamics GP. The KB article contains a SQL script which is run against the company database and identifies the highest used Notes Index and then resets the Company Master value.