Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2: Install System Database

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 was released at the end of May. As I mentioned at the time, I was away from home for work and rather busy otherwise so this series of posts has been somewhat delayed.

However, I am now getting my hands on GP 2015 R2 and thought I would do my usual set of posts on the installation of the various components and also the usage of the new functionality. This is going to be quite a long series of posts, so keep checking back regularly.

The second post in this series, covers the installation of the System database. This is the database which holds the deployed companies and security configuration amongst oither items. To install the System database, run GP Utilities from the Start screen.

Despite what seems to be a regular argument I seem to have with Infrastructure people, you must log into GP Utilities using the sa account in order to be able to install the System database (no “ifs”, no “buts”; it must be sa):

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2: Series Index

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 was released at the end of May. As I mentioned at the time, I was away from home for work and rather busy otherwise so this series of posts has been somewhat delayed.

However, I am now getting my hands on GP 2015 R2 and thought I would do my usual set of posts on the installation of the various components and also the usage of the new functionality. This is going to be quite a long series of posts, so keep checking back regularly.

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Install SQL Server 2014: SSRS Configuration for Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GPIn the previous two posts, I stepped through the installation and configuration of SSRS. To deploy the Microsoft Dynamics GP SSRS reports to the SSRS server there is one last piece of configuration which needs to be completed.

There is a setting in the web.config file which needs to be added for the reports to deploy successfully. I have previously blogged about that setting here. The only change in the path will be the version number in the folder name will be higher.

Once you have completed that step you can then move onto deploying the SSRS reports in Dynamics GP; this post was written on Dynamics GP 2010 R2, but the process for deploying them is the same in Dynamics GP 2015.

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Install SQL Server 2014: SSRS Configuration

SQL ServerIn this small series of posts I’m going to take a step through the installation of SQL Server 2014 and SSRS (the series index can be found at the bottom of each post).

In the last post, I stepped through the installation of SSRS. As I mentioned in that post, I prefer to do the configuration separately, as I have had problems with the automatic configuration.

To configure SSRS, launch Reporting Services Configuration Manager from the Windows Start screen.

The first window launched is the Reporting Services Configuration Connection one; ensure the Server Name is correct and that the Report Server Instance is the one to be configured and click Connect:

Reporting Services Configuration Connection

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 RTM: First Run of Business Analyzer

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, I took a quick look at the install of Business Analyzer, so in this post I m going to take a look at running Business Analyzer; I have titled this post “first run”, but it is an action that each user would do as they configure Business Analyzer for use.

Launch Business Analyzer from the Windows Start screen, or search for it if necessary:

Windows Search - Business

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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: 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: 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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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.

Professional Services Tools Library – DBMS Error 4920

Microsoft Dynamics GPI ws recently doing some work for a client, one part of which was to configure Microsoft Dynamics GP to duplicate creditors created in one company into another using the PM Master Trigger functionality in the Professional Services Tools Library (PSTL).

When I tried to enable the trigger I received the following error message:

Microsoft Dynamics GP - The stored procedure failed to enable taVendorInsert returned the following results: DBMS: 4920, Microsoft Dynamics GP: 0Microsoft Dynamics GP – The stored procedure failed to enable taVendorInsert returned the following results: DBMS: 4920, Microsoft Dynamics GP: 0

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