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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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 Web Client Single-Machine Deployment

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 2015 RTM: Web Resource Cache Installation

Microsoft Dynamics GPNow that Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 RTM is available, I thought I could follow my usual pattern of posting a series of posts on how to install and configure both Dynamics GP, but also the additional products which ship with it. You can find the series index for these posts here.

The performance of the web client can be improved by installing the GP Web Resource Cache which is on the installation media. Run the setup.exe and click on GP Web Resource Cache:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 RTM: First Run Of The Web Client

Microsoft Dynamics GPNow that Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 RTM is available, I thought I could follow my usual pattern of posting a series of posts on how to install and configure both Dynamics GP, but also the additional products which ship with it. You can find the series index for these posts here.

Over the last few posts, I have walked through the install and configuration of the Dynamics GP web client. Now it’s time to log into the web client for the first time.

Open Internet Explorer, or you web browser of choice which can be extended with Silverlight, and navigate to http://{address}/GP where {address} is the name or address of the web server running the Session Central Service (in my case the machine is called PI-GP.

When the page loaded, enter your Windows Domain User Name and Password:

Internet Explorer - Web Client Login

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