Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R1: Deploy Sample Company

Microsoft Dynamics GPWith the system database deployed it is now time to deploy the sample company. This is done by launching GP Utilities.

Enter the user and password and click OK to log in:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities

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wfDeployClrAssemblies Error When Deploying The System Database

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is a slight diversion from my Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R1 series, but I am posting it as it came up while I was deploying the system database.

Towards the end of the deployment an error occurred while the wfDeployClrAssemblies was being executed (actually there were three error messages produced):

Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities: The following SQL Statement produced an error: EXEC wfDeployClrAssemblies

Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities

The following SQL Statement produced an error:
EXEC wfDeployClrAssemblies

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R1: Deploy System Database

Microsoft Dynamics GPNow that we have the first client installed, we can deploy the system database. By default the system database is called DYNAMCIS, but i have chosen to use one called D16R1. To deploy the system database, hit the Windows start button, search for and launch GP Utilities.

While I do try to minimise the use of the sa account as it is the SQL Server system administrator account, the initial implementation of Dynamics GP does require its use. So, on the Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities window enter sa in the User ID field and enter the relevant password.

Once done, click OK:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R1: Client Installation

Microsoft Dynamics GPOnce you have downloaded the installation media, the first step is to install a client. Typically, I will install a client on the SQL Server itself as this can avoid a number of problems, but this time round I did not and instead installed it on the server which will be my terminal server.

Before starting the install from the media, ensure .NET 3.5 has been installed; this can be done via Programs and Features in the Control Panel. If you have an Internet connection, the relevant files will be downloaded or you will need to specify the location of the files (Windows Server or Windows Client.

To install the desktop client, unzip the media and double click on the setup.exe. This will launch the bootstrapper which will install the remaining prerequisites:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Bootstrapper Setup

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R1: Downloading The Media

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe first step to installing Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R1 is to download the media. Sounds simple doesn’t it?

Yeah, not so much. Microsoft promised the software would be generally available on 1st May, but I checked late last night UK time and nothing was there.

I checked again this morning and still nothing.

Until I checked David Musgrave’s blog and found he had been supplied a direct link by someone at Microsoft.

While Dynamics GP 2016 R1 was downloading, I did a little investigating and I think the reason it doesn’t show up for me is that PartnerSource presents itself as UK for me, whereas the link supplied to David was a northamerican one.

Thinking back I had similar problems when Dynamics GP 2015 came out and I couldn’t find the link on PartnerSource or CustomerSource. That time around I amended the 2013 in the link to 2015 and it worked; this time changing it to 2016 did not work.

Hopefully, Microsoft will get this sorted out to so the downloads for Dynamics GP 2016 are available via the UK sites.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 RTM can be downloaded here.

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R1: Series Index

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2016 R1 was released in early May 2016; this post contains the series index for the Hands on series of posts as I install 2016 R1 into my test environment.

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I plan to follow the installation posts with ones looking at some of the new features, so keep checking back for new posts.