Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2: Configure Web Components For Service Based Architecture

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.

Service Based Architecture (SBA) is a feature introduced in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 RTM which provides a REST web service which exposes Dynamics GP business logic as service operations.

The installation is a three part process, the previous but one post in this series covered adding the SBA feature to the desktop client on the web server, the previous covered the installation of the SBA web components and this one will cover the configuration.

After the installation of the web components completes, the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components Configuration Wizard will automatically launch. Click Next to proceed:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components Configuration Wizard: Welcome

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2: Install Service Based Architecture Web Components

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.

Service Based Architecture (SBA) is a feature introduced in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 RTM which provides a REST web service which exposes Dynamics GP business logic as service operations.

The installation is a three part process, the previous post in this seriescovered adding the SBA feature to the desktop client on the web server, this post will cover the installation of the SBA web components and the next will cover the configuration.

To install the SBA Web Components on the web server, launch the Dynamics GP setup utility and, under Additional Products, click on Web Components:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 setup utility

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R1: Install SBA Web Components

Microsoft Dynamics GPIn the last post we installed the feature in the desktop client for SBA; in this post I’m going to install the server components.

To do this, launch the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 setup utility and select Web Components:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 setup utility

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R1: Install SBA Client Components

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe final additional product to install, is the Service Based Architecture. This is a relatively new addition for Dynamics GP which allows for interaction using REST based web services, rather than the more traditional SOAP based ones made available via the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP.

There are two steps to installing Service Based Architecture (SBA), the first of which, install the SBA feature to the Dynamics GP client. This is the one which we will cover in this post; the next post will cover the second.

I am going to add this feature to the desktop client installation on my web server, so need to use the Programs and Features Control Panel applet. Once it is loaded, select Microsoft Dynamics GP and click Change:

Programs and Features

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