MS Connect Suggestion: Make User Preferences Shortcut Bar Entry Available to All users

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Microsoft Dynamics GPThis MS Connect suggestion has come from Belinda Allen.

Microsoft Dynamics GP users who use either the traditional desktop client or the web client when logged in as SQL user see the User Preferences shortcut on the Dynamics GP home page.

However users logged in using an Azure AD account, do not see the shortcut for User Preferences.

Belinda is asking Microsoft to make this shortcut available to all users.

You can read and vote on the suggestion here.

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2: Install Web Services Runtime

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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.

Over the last few posts, I have covered the installation of the web client as a scale-out deployment. After a few different Hands On… posts I have finally got the order of posts right by posting the web client installation before that of the Web Servies; this is important as there is a step of the Web Services which asks if you are using the Web Client.

If you are installing the Web Services and are using the Web Client, or plan to, then go back to this post, and it’s successors, and install the web client before proceeding with this post.

If you’re ready to install the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP then launch the setup utility and, under Additional Products, click on Web Services Runtime:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 setup utility

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2: Install GP Web Resource Cache

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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.

The final step of installing the web client, is to install the GP Web Resource Cache which is installed on each session server to improve performance by enabling caching.

To install the GP Web Resource Cache, launch the setup utility and, under Additional Products, select GP Web Resource Cache:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 setup utility

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2: Test Web Client

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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.

With the web client installed and configured, it is time to test to make sure it works correctly.

Open your preferred web browser (I am using IE11 not because I prefer it, but because it is the only one installed on my test machine.

In my case, I have received a certificate security warning as I am using a self-signed SSL certificate which has not been added to my browsers certificate store:

There is a problem with this website

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2: Manage Web Client SQL Server Login

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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.

The final step before we can log into the web client, is to configure the client with a proxy user which is used to connect to SQL Server. If you did this while installing the Microsoft Dynamics GP desktop client, you do not need to do this step now (provided of course that the username and password you set while installing the web client match what you set when installing the desktop client.

To configure (or manage) the Web Client SQL Sever Login, launch GP Utilities and log in using the sa or other user account with security admin permissions:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2: Install Web Components Help

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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.

With the Web Client install has been completed, there are two pop-ups which appear. The first is the configuration of the web components and the other is the installation of the Web Components Help.

This is a nice simple one: click Install to begin the installation:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components Help: Welcome

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2: Configure Web Components

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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.

Once the Web Client install has been completed, there are two pop-ups which appear.

The first of these is the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components Configuration Wizard. Click the window to make it active and then click Next to move from the Welcome step:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components Configuration Wizard: Welcome

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2: Install Web Client Single-Machine Deployment

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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.

Now that the Web Client Runtime feature has been added, we can install the web client itself. I am only doing a single-machine deployment of the web client in this series of posts.

To install the Web Client, launch the setup utility and, under Additional Products select Web Client:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 setup utility

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2: Add Web Client Runtime

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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.

The next seven posts almost constitute a series within a series, as they all focus on the GP 2016 R2 web client. In this post, I’m going to install the Web Client Runtime.

I could have installed this when I installed the client, but opted to handle it serparately as not all clients will require this feature; only those which will be web client Session Hosts.

To add the Web Client Runtime feature to your client, open the Programs and Features control panel applet (quickest way is Win+R and typing appwiz.cpl. Select Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 in the list and click the Change button.

Programs and Features

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MDGP 2016 R2 Feature of the Day: PowerBI On The Web Client Home Page

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Microsoft Dynamics GPThe Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog has started a series Feature of the Day posts for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2; as the most recent versions have been, these posts are in the form of PowerPoint slides; I am reposting them here so they can be read more easily.

The series index for this series of posts is here.

The twentieth Feature of the Day is PowerBI On The Web Client Home Page.

Power BI on GP Web Client Home Page

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