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

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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

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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

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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
Downloading The Media
Client Installation
Deploy System Database
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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R1: Series Index

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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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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R1
Downloading The Media
Client Installation
Deploy System Database

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

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Error Registering Table GL_Account_MSTR

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Microsoft Dynamics GPWhile ding an upgrade of a client to Microsoft Dynamics GP I suddenly started getting an error when navigating the system; for example, when opening the General Journal Entry window:

Microsoft Dynamics GP: Error Registering Table GL_Account_MSTR

Microsoft Dynamics GP

Error Registering Table GL_Account_MSTR

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Messages Submitted To eConnect Disappearing

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Microsoft Dynamics GPI had an issue to deal with for a client recently where messages submitted to eConnect were no longer appearing in Microsoft Dynamics GP. I did the usual things of checking the Windows Event Log and ensuring that the two eConnect services were running.

One item I tried was to submit a test message to eConnect which worked fine; so it worked for the perfectimage user I was logged in as, but no-one else. I eventually found the answer in the Properties of the econnect_incoming queue:

eConnect_incoming Properties

The permissions for the perfectimage account (Full) were still configured correctly, but, somehow, the Send Message permission on Everyone had been removed. Once this setting had been added back, people were able to submit messages to the queue without further problem.

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Management Reporter Client Crash During Import of Building Blocks

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Microsoft Dynamics GPI’m in the middle of an upgrade of a client to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 and am also upgrading Management Reporter to CU12 (I’m not entirely happy with CU13 and am avoiding it for now). We initially had problems with the upgrade as the server ran out of HDD space due to the size of the database and the changes made during the upgrade.

After discussing it with the client, we agreed to re-implement Management Reporter and migrate all of the building blocks from the old server to the new one.

It was while doing the import into Management Reporter 2012 CU12 that I ran into a problem; a persistent crashing:

Management Reporter for Microsoft Dynamics ERP has stopped working

I’d already imported the Report Definitions without any problem and was looking to make sure all of the building blocks were imported when it crashed with the above error message. I restarted it and tried again and it again crashed on me.

I did a little playing round and found that it only seemed to crash if the house moved over the top of the Report Definitions in the scrolling window; if I moved the cursor around the outside of the scrolling window and selected the tab of any of the other building blocks, such as the Column Definitions, I could move the mouse over the top of them and make selections. Just not over the top of the Report Definitions.

I headed online to see if I could find anyone else talking about the same issue and came across a post from Stoneridge Software had found something very similar, although they reported it was only the left most column whereas for me it was all of the columns.

Stoneridge also report that the fix for this was in CU13.

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Management Reporter Error: An Error Occurred While Configuring ‘Management Reporter Application Service’ Part 4 – Log Space

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Microsoft Dynamics GPAs mentioned in the last post, I’ve been having some fun with Management Reporter recently. Unfortunately, Integration Manager the errors it produces are often less than useful. After resolving the issues with the schema owner, SQL Timeout and SQL Login, the attempt to upgrade Management Reporter produced another generic error message:

Management Reporter 2012: An error occurred while configuring 'Management Reporter Application Service'. Check the deployment log for details.

Management Reporter 2012

An error occurred while configuring 'Management Reporter Application Service'. Check the deployment log for details.

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Management Reporter Error: An Error Occurred While Configuring ‘Management Reporter Application Service’ Part 3 – SQL Login

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Microsoft Dynamics GPOver the last couple of postrs, I have discussed the first two error messages I encountered recently (schema owner and SQL Timeout) doing an upgrade of Management Reporter for a client.

After resolving the issue with the SQL Timeout error, the attempt to upgrade Management Reporter produced an error message at the validation stage:

Validation Messages: Database configuration: Unable to connect to the specified database server with the Management Reporter service account. Make sure the database server is correct and that the service account has a SQL Server Login.

Validation Messages

Database configuration: Unable to connect to the specified database server with the Management Reporter service account. Make sure the database server is correct and that the service account has a SQL Server Login.

After clicking Close I launched Management Studio and loaded the properties for the user account used for the Management Reporter services:

Login Properties

After clicking on User Mapping I was able to see that the Management Reporter database was not selected. I marked the checkbox next to it and clicked OK.

I was able to click the Proceed button and continue the deployment. With the extended timeout from the last post, I left the upgrade running in the back ground.

Unfortunately, the story was far from over.

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Management Reporter Error: An Error Occurred While Configuring ‘Management Reporter Application Service’ Part 2 – SQL Timeout

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Microsoft Dynamics GPAs mentioned in the last post, I’ve been having some fun with Management Reporter recently. Unfortunately, Integration Manager the errors it produces are often less than useful. After resolving the issue with the schema owner, the attempt to upgrade Management Reporter produced another generic error message:

Management Reporter 2012: An error occurred while configuring 'Management Reporter Application Service'. Check the deployment log for details.

Management Reporter 2012

An error occurred while configuring 'Management Reporter Application Service'. Check the deployment log for details.

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