Hands On With MDGP 2018 RTM: Install Dynamics GP Client

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM has now been released. In this series of posts, I will be stepping through the installation of Microsoft Dynamics GP and additional products and then will move on to taking a look at the new functionality which has been introduced.

The series index for this series of posts is here and will automatically update as posts go live.

With the .NET Framework 3.5 prerequisite installed, it is time to install the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM client software; depending on the software you’ve used before, it might seem counter-intuitive to start with client software, but Microsoft Dynamics GP hasn’t had dedicated server components for some time now. The server components are installed using GP Utilities which is installed alongside the client version of the software.

I am doing this installation on a brand new test system which has multiple single use servers; the two servers involved in the client installation is the SQL Server, called 2018SQL1, which hosts a named instance of SQL Server 2017 (which is supported despite the current system requirements documentation) and a terminal server called 2018TS1 running Windows Server 2016.

Unzip the downloaded installation media and run the Setup.exe.

Depending on server settings, you might receive multiple security warnings during the installation; click Run on each one as it appears:

The Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 Bootstrapper Setup will start; click Install to install the prerequisites:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 Bootstrapper Setup

Once the prerequisites have been installed, the installer screen will display. In the Install section at the top, click on Microsoft Dynamics GP and then click Install on the popup menu:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018

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Hands On With MDGP 2018 RTM: Installing the .NET Prerequisite

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM has now been released. In this series of posts, I will be stepping through the installation of Microsoft Dynamics GP and additional products and then will move on to taking a look at the new functionality which has been introduced.

The series index for this series of posts is here and will automatically update as posts go live.

Before Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM, or any of the related additional products, can be installed there is one prerequisite which cannot be handled by the installer process. This is the .NET Framework 3.5 feature which is installed using the Add Roles and Features Wizard available via Server Manager on Windows Server or using Turn Windows features on or off accessible via Program and Features on Windows.

If the PC or server you’re planning to install Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM onto has an Internet connection, then the .NET can be installed simply by using the wizard. However, if, for whatever reason, you don’t have an Internet connection available, the install process isn’t quite that smooth.

On both server and PC you can do an offline install and I have blogged about this previously:

  1. Offline install on Windows.
  2. Offline install on Windows Server.

Both of the above posts were for previous versions of Windows, but both are still relevant for the later versions.

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