How To Install Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 (Beta) – Server Configuration

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post relates to the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Beta; if you’re installing the RTM of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 please read this post instead

With the release of the beta of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 earlier this evening I thought I’d do a short series of posts on the installation process.

In this post I’m going to cover the server configuration part of the installation process.

To perform the server configuration, run GP Utilities and log in using the sa user;;

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities

On the Welcome screen, click Next to proceed;

Welcome To Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities

I always select the Advanced option for deploying a new instance of Microsoft Dynamics GP;

Installation Options

The System Database Name is stored within the client installation and will default through to the Database Setup window. Enter the data and log file locations;

Database Setup

Define the maximum account length and number of segments. In the past there was sometimes a need to define these as the exact size of the chart of accounts but with the massive expansion of hard disks this is no longer a consideration so I always install at the maximums of 66 characters over 10 segments;

Set Up Account Framework

Define the segment lengths;

Set Up Account Segment Lengths

Decide if you want to be able to sort by segments of the account framework. I usually say yes at this stage;

Define Additional Sorting Options?

I’ll just be using the demo company in this implementation but I have chosen to have the option to sort by Segments 2, 3 and 4;

Set Up Additional Sorting Options

Verify the account framework and click Back if you need to make any corrections, or click Next to proceed;

Verify Account Framework

Enter a System Password which is used as a second line of security to windows such as the Security ones;

Enter System Password

Check the settings and confirm they’re accurate or click Back to make corrections;


I’ll not be installing SSRS or Excel reports in this implementation at the moment so I left the options unchecked and finished the installation;

Business Intelligence Reports Setup

Next I’ll take a look at deploying the demo company into Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013.

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