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
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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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Downloading The Media
Client Installation

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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eConnect Incoming Queue In Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 Does Not Work

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Microsoft Dynamics GPI did an upgrade of a client from Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2 to Dynamics GP2015 recently and encountered a problem with eConnect.

This particular client uses the eConnect incoming queue to integrate journals and payables invoices into Dynamics GP from a housing management system.

After installing eConnect and configuring the incoming queue I set about doing a test to ensure it was working.

Unfortunately, it didn’t.

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hMailServer: Installation

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Microsoft Dynamics GPhMailServer is a small, lightweight mail server with POP3 and SMTP. I have been using it for a while on test or demo systems where I either don’t have access to the company Exchange server or don’t want to use it as the demo system may not be connected to the company network when I am out of the office.

To install hMailServer, download and run the installer.

On the Welcome step, click Next:

Setup - hMailServer: Welcome to the hMailServer Setup Wizard

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hMailServer: Series Index

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Microsoft Dynamics GPWhen demoing Microsoft Dynamics GP it is often necessary to demonstrate a few functions which integrate with email. With the email document functionality introduced in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2, being able to have the email appear in an Outlook client without a mail server connected was sufficient because you could still open the email and show the attachment.

However, with the introduction of Workflow 2.0 in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 it is actually necessary for Workflow 2.0 to be able to connect to an SMTP server to send an email and also for the logged in user to receive the email.

We typically do the demo using a virtual machine with everything required installed; because of Workflow 2.0 this now also includes a mail server. The VM already has SQL Server, Dynamics GP, Web Services, Web Client, Management Reporter and other services and applications installed so I don’t want to use something like Microsoft Exchange which is far larger and resource heavy than is needed.

Instead I have started using hMailServer which is a small and lightweight mail server with both POP3 and SMTP.

This is short series of posts where I’ll cover the installation, configuration and connection of an Outlook client, but please bear in mind this is for a self-contained test system and not a production one.

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2: Install GP Add-in For Microsoft Word

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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.

When using the Word Templates to replace the standard reports for printing reports such as invoices, remittances or purchase orders you can do changes to the format or layout using the standard functionality of Microsoft Word.

However, if you want to add additional fields then you need to install the Microsoft Dynamics GP Add-in for Microsoft Word. Do this by launching the Microsoft Dynamics GP setup utility from the downloaded installation media and, under Additional Products, click on Microsoft Dynamics GP Add-in for Microsoft Word:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 setup utility

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2: Install Integration Manager

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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.

Integration Manager is a tool which is very useful during an implementation and is also on an ongoing basis for integrating files from other systems or third parties. It is also a very simple install.

To install Integration Manager, run the setup.exe from the downloaded installation media. Under Additional Products click on Integration Manager:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 setup utility

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2: Web Services Verification

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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.

Once the Web Services have been installed and configured, it is recommend that they be verified to ensure everything is working as it should. There are four items which need to be checked.

Firstly, open the Services Control Panel applet (easiest to do by hitting Win+R and typing services.msc; scroll down and find Microsoft Dynamics GP Service Host. Ensure it is running and set to Automatic:

Services

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2: Install Web Services

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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.

In the past, we used the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP mainly for integration, but since Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 introduced Workflow 2.0 we have been installing it for more and more clients.

In this, the fifteenth post of the Hands on with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 series, I’m going to step through the installation process and following it up in the next couple of posts with the configuration and verification of the installation.

To install the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP launch the setup.exe from the downloaded installation media and, under Additional Products click Web Services Runtime:

Microsoft Dynamics GP setup utility

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