Hands On With MDGP 2018 RTM: Verify Web Management Console Functions

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM has now been released. In this series of posts, I will be stepping through the installation of Microsoft Dynamics GP and additional products and then will move on to taking a look at the new functionality which has been introduced.

The series index for this series of posts is here and will automatically update as posts go live.

With the web client verified, the final verification is of the Web Management Console.

The web address for the Web Management Console is the server’s fully qualified domain name (FQDN) followed by /WebManagementConsole; I only entered the machine name, rather than the FQDN and so received a certificate error. Clicking Continue to this website took me straight into the Web Management Console:

IE Security Certificate Warning

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Hands On With MDGP 2018 RTM: Verify Web Client

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM has now been released. In this series of posts, I will be stepping through the installation of Microsoft Dynamics GP and additional products and then will move on to taking a look at the new functionality which has been introduced.

The series index for this series of posts is here and will automatically update as posts go live.

Whenever I install the web components, or any application or component, the next thing I do is run a test to ensure that the installation, and any configuration, was successful.

To test the Microsoft Dynamics GP web client, open the browser of your choice (from Dynamics GP 2016 onwards, the GP web client has been in HTML5 and therefore cross-browser compatible) and navigate to the web client page, which will be the server name followed by /GP. I installed the web client using a self-signed certificate which was created using the fully qualified domain name of the server.

However, when I did my test, I used only the server name and so got a security certificate warning:

Internet Explorer

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Hands On With MDGP 2018 RTM: Install GP Web Resource Cache

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM has now been released. In this series of posts, I will be stepping through the installation of Microsoft Dynamics GP and additional products and then will move on to taking a look at the new functionality which has been introduced.

The series index for this series of posts is here and will automatically update as posts go live.

With the main installation of the web components completed, the step covered in this post is an optional, although recommended, one. The GP Web Resource Cache should be installed on each of the web client session servers.

Launch the setup utility from the downloaded installation media; depending on server settings, you might receive multiple security warnings during the installation; click Run on each one as it appears:

Once the setup utility has started, click on GP Web Resource Cache under the Additional Products heading:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 setup utility

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Hands On With MDGP 2018 RTM: Install Web Components Help

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM has now been released. In this series of posts, I will be stepping through the installation of Microsoft Dynamics GP and additional products and then will move on to taking a look at the new functionality which has been introduced.

The series index for this series of posts is here and will automatically update as posts go live.

With the Web Components now configured, the final part of the installation of the web components is to install the Web Components Help.

The install utility was automatically launched alongside the Web Components Configuration Wizard; click the Install button to start the install:

Microsoft Dynamics Web Components Help

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Hands On With MDGP 2018 RTM: Configure Web Components

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM has now been released. In this series of posts, I will be stepping through the installation of Microsoft Dynamics GP and additional products and then will move on to taking a look at the new functionality which has been introduced.

The series index for this series of posts is here and will automatically update as posts go live.

After adding the Web Component runtime features to the client, the next step is to install the web components themselves.

Launch the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 setup utility. Depending on server settings, you might receive multiple security warnings during the installation; click Run on each one as it appears:

Under the Additional Products header, select Web Components and click Install on the popup menu which appears:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 setup utility

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Hands On With MDGP 2018 RTM: Add Web Component Runtime Feature

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM has now been released. In this series of posts, I will be stepping through the installation of Microsoft Dynamics GP and additional products and then will move on to taking a look at the new functionality which has been introduced.

The series index for this series of posts is here and will automatically update as posts go live.

The installation of the web components is going to span across a few posts; I have already posted about the prerequisites.

The first step is to add the two features in the Microsoft Dynamics GP desktop client required for the web components. These are the Service Based Architecture and Web Client Runtime features which are added via the Programs and Features Control Panel applet.

In the applet, find Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 and click the Change button:

Programs and Features

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MDGP 2018 RTM Feature of the Day: Web Client Changes

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog has started a series Feature of the Day posts for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM; 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 as well as adding my own commentary.

The series index for this series of posts is here.

The twelfth Feature of the Day is Web Client Changes.

This feature combines three enhancements which have been made to the web client.

Firstly, the web client has been modified to have the same autocomplete functionality as the desktop client:

Customer Maintenance

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Dynamics GP Tech Conference 2017: New User Experience Features

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the series I am doing on the Dynamics GP Tech Conference 2017.

One of the areas being focused on in the 2018 version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, is the user experience. The announced enhancements are:

  • Add sort to Receivables Transaction Inquiry – by Customer
  • Add sort to Receivables Transaction Inquiry – by Document
  • Add sort to Payables Transaction Inquiry – by Vendor
  • Add sort to Payables Transaction Inquiry – by Document
  • System password is remembered for the duration of the user session – the only downside is if you need to grant access to a window such as the VAT Return to a user, but then need to monitor them to make sure they then close Dynamics GP before continuing with other work.
  • Rename of Payables windows to say Payments instead of Checks – I can;t find the post, but this was a request from Mariano Gomez and is well overdue. Pretty much all payments in the UK are by EFT, so it was getting seriously embarrassing having all the windows with Cheque in the name (UK language pack changes it from Check).
  • Autocomplete added to the web client
  • SmartList Favourites – unique password protection – this is by popular request after the password for SmartList Favourites globally was added in GP 2016 R2.
  • SmartList shortcut on toolbar in web client
  • Bank Reconciliation maximise window in web client
  • Adding additional sorting in Bank Reconciliation window
  • Update help icons to link to tagged online support documents

The enhancements to the user experience listed above should be of benefit to users of Dynamics GP, and follows Microsoft’s ethos of evolution, not revolution in the improvements they are making.

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

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.

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

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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