“Service ‘GP OData Service (GPODataService) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privilages to start the system services.”

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Microsoft Dynamics GPWhen working on the Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2 series of posts, I installed the OData Service. While doing so, I received an error:

Service 'GP OData Service' (GPODataService) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start the system services.

Microsoft Dynamics GP OData Service

Service 'GP OData Service' (GPODataService) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start the system services.

This type of error is not atypical when working with new service accounts, which I was on the series of posts as it was a brand new virtual machine I was working on. Fortunately, with experience of working with Microsoft Dynamics GP for nearly 14 years, I have a little experience of resolving this type of error.

In fact, I have blogged about it a couple of times. The first was back in March 2013; the instructions are towards the bottom of the post.

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eConnect Incoming Service Won’t Start

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Microsoft Dynamics GPeConnect is both a very useful tool for integrating data into Microsoft Dynamics GP, and also hugely frustrating. I assisted a client in creating a new test system recently and had some problems with eConnect. I installed it as normal, but the service didn’t start; when I tried to start the service manually, it started and immediately stopped without showing an error message.

I checked in the Windows Event Viewer for any errors and, again, there were none.

I’ve previously had issues with the eConnect service not starting and I figured it was worth a try.

The post linked above, has step by step screenshots, but the gist of what I tried is as follows:

  1. Make the eConnect service account an admin in Local Users and Groups.
  2. Start the service and note that it started correctly and continued to run.
  3. Stop the service
  4. Remove the eConnect Service from the Admins group.
  5. Start the service and again note that it started and continued to run.

The service has continued to run correctly since then.

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2: Web Services Runtime SQL Server Prerequisite

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Microsoft Dynamics GPWith the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2 it’s time for a series of “hands on” posts where I go through the installation of all of it’s components; the index for this series can be found here.

I’ve encountered this particular issue around the prerequisites so rarely, that I usually forget to mention it.

When installing the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP there is a step where the SQL Server Connection Information is entered. This is the server where the Dynamics Security data will be stored.

You will receive the following message when clicking Next if the Windows user account you’re logged in as, is not a SQL Server sysadmin:

Invalid SQL Information - The current user must be a member of the sysadmin SQL role.

Invalid SQL Information

The current user must be a member of the sysadmin SQL role.

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.NET 4.6 Installation Error When Installing Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2 Prerequisites

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Microsoft Dynamics GPOne of the prerequisites of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2 is .NET 4.6. However, occasionally when installing it, the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Bootstrapper Setup will throw an error showing that the .NET Framework installation failed:

.NET installation error

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Bootstrapper Setup

An error occurred while installing system components for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Bootstrapper. Setup cannot continue until all system components have been installed.

The problem is that neither this error message nor the error log it directs you to contains information as to the cause of the error.

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How To Install Microsoft SQL Server 2016: Installing SQL Server Management Studio

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Microsoft Dynamics GPThis is a short series of posts on how to install Microsoft SQL Server 2016; the series index can be found here.

In previous versions of Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) was always part of the standard install, but it seems this has changed with SQL Server 2016.

Instead SSMS is now available as a separate download. I’d recommend downloading the GA rather than any release candidate which might be available:

Download SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

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How To Install Microsoft SQL Server 2016: Installing SQL Server Integration Services

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Microsoft Dynamics GPThis is a short series of posts on how to install Microsoft SQL Server 2016; the series index can be found here.

When I started the installation of the Analysis Cubes for Microsoft Dynamics GP as part of my ‘Hands On with GP 2016 R2 series, I knew I needed SQL Server Analysis Services (clue was in the name), but I didn’t initially realise that I was going to need SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) although in retrospect it should have been obvious too.

The reason SSIS is needed, is that the Analysis Cubes in SSAS are populated by integration jobs from SSIS (scheduled using SQL Server Agent).

So I had to come back and install SSIS. You do this by launching the SQL Server setup utility and, under Installation click on New SQL Server stand-alone installation or add features to an existing installation:

SQL Server Installation Center

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How To Install Microsoft SQL Server 2016: Installing SQL Server Analysis Services

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Microsoft Dynamics GPThis is a short series of posts on how to install Microsoft SQL Server 2016; the series index can be found here.

I typically don’t install SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), but decided to this time as I was installing all of the Microsoft Dynamics GP additional products for my Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2 series.

To install SSAS, launch the SQL Server setup utility and click on Installation and then on New SQL Server stand-alone installation or add features to an existing installation:

SQL Server Installation Center

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How To Install Microsoft SQL Server 2016: Installing SQL Server Database Engine

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Microsoft Dynamics GPThis is a short series of posts on how to install Microsoft SQL Server 2016; the series index can be found here.

In this post, I am going to step through the installation of the Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Database Engine. As most of my work is with Microsoft Dynamics GP, there will be a little focus on the installation required specifically for Dynamics GP, but the basic install is the same regardless of whether it is for Dynamics GP or not.

Launch the SQL Server setup utility (setup.exe), select Installation and click on New SQL Server stand-alone installation or add features to an existing installation:

SQL Server Installation Center

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How To Install Microsoft SQL Server 2016: Series Index

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Microsoft Dynamics GPA new version of SQL Server came out last year, and I’ve been creating some new demo machines for use at work. It has become habit to screenshot everything I install or configure, so I decided I might as well post a small series on how to install Microsoft SQL Server 2016 and it’s component parts.

The posts will be made over the coming days and show in the series index, below:

How To Install Microsoft SQL Server 2016
Installing SQL Server Database Engine
Configuring SQL Server Reporting Services
Installing SQL Server Analysis Services
Installing SQL Server Integration Services
SSIS Configuration For Named Instances
Installing SQL Server Management Studio

The installation of SQL Server has been broken down into different posts, as I don’t install all components all of the time, but only install the ones which are required at the time.

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Analysis Cubes for Microsoft Dynamics GP Configuration Error

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Microsoft Dynamics GPAs part of my hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2 series I installed and configured the Analysis Cubes for Microsoft Dynamics GP.

This is the first time I have done this (I tend to hand reporting to other members of my team) and to do it I had to install a couple of extra SQL Server components; namely SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS).

This all happened quite smoothly, but when I got to the Analysis Cubes configuration step I encountered a Fatal Error:

Fatal Error - Error encountered --> details written to 'C:\Users\iang\AppData\Local\temp\2\ACConfigurationWizard.log'

Fatal Error

Error encountered --> details written to 'C:\Users\iang\AppData\Local\temp\2\ACConfigurationWizard.log'

I navigated to the specified log file and had a look:

Click to show/hide error message

***Fatal Error Encountered***
System.Exception: The SQL Server instance specified in SSIS service configuration is not present or is not available. This might occur when there is no default instance of SQL Server on the computer. For more information, see the topic "Configuring the Integration Services Service" in %SQL_PRODUCT_SHORT_NAME% Books Online.

Login timeout expired
A network-related or instance-specific error has occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. Server is not found or not accessible. Check if instance name is correct and if SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. For more information see SQL Server Books Online.
Named Pipes Provider: Could not open a connection to SQL Server [2].  ---> System.Data.OleDb.OleDbException: Login timeout expired
A network-related or instance-specific error has occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. Server is not found or not accessible. Check if instance name is correct and if SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. For more information see SQL Server Books Online.
Named Pipes Provider: Could not open a connection to SQL Server [2]. 
   at System.Data.OleDb.OleDbConnectionInternal..ctor(OleDbConnectionString constr, OleDbConnection connection)
   at System.Data.OleDb.OleDbConnectionFactory.CreateConnection(DbConnectionOptions options, DbConnectionPoolKey poolKey, Object poolGroupProviderInfo, DbConnectionPool pool, DbConnection owningObject)
   at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionFactory.CreateNonPooledConnection(DbConnection owningConnection, DbConnectionPoolGroup poolGroup, DbConnectionOptions userOptions)
   at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionFactory.TryGetConnection(DbConnection owningConnection, TaskCompletionSource`1 retry, DbConnectionOptions userOptions, DbConnectionInternal oldConnection, DbConnectionInternal& connection)
   at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionInternal.TryOpenConnectionInternal(DbConnection outerConnection, DbConnectionFactory connectionFactory, TaskCompletionSource`1 retry, DbConnectionOptions userOptions)
   at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionInternal.OpenConnection(DbConnection outerConnection, DbConnectionFactory connectionFactory)
   at System.Data.OleDb.OleDbConnection.Open()
   at Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Server.StorageSqlServer.Connect()
   --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
   at Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Server.StorageSqlServer.Connect()
   at Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Server.StorageSqlServer.FolderExists()
   at Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Server.Storage.FolderExists(String folderPath)
   at Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime.Application.FolderExistsOnDtsServer(String sFolderName, String sServerName)
   at Microsoft.Dynamics.GP.AnalysisCubes.WarehouseDB.CreatePackageFolder()
   at Microsoft.Dynamics.GP.AnalysisCubes.WarehouseDB.CreateDrivers(String companyID, String currency, String exchangetable)
   at Microsoft.Dynamics.GP.AnalysisCubes.fMain.ProcessCompanyMasterPackages()
   at Microsoft.Dynamics.GP.AnalysisCubes.fMain.InstallAnalysisCubesProduct()

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