How To Install The Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 (Beta) Web Client – Web Server Installation

Microsoft Dynamics GPTo function the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 web client requires a web server running IIS with a web site bound to an SSL certificate.

The operating system of the web server must be one of the following:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012

Once you have installed one of the above, I chose Windows Server 2008 R2 for this install, the Web Server (IIS) role needs to be installed via Server Manager.

Open Server Manager and click the Add Roles link;

Server Manager

Click Next on the Before You Begin page;

Add Roles Wizard - Before You Begin

Select the Web Server (IIS) role by checking the box;

Add Roles Wizard - Select Server Roles

Click Next after reading the introduction to IIS;

Add Roles Wizard - Web Server (IIS)

Under Application Development check ASP.NET;

Add Roles Wizard - Select Role Services

This will display the list of required role services which must also be installed. Click Add Required Role Services;

Add Roles Wizard - Add role services required for ASP.NET?

And under Security check Windows Authentication;

Add Roles Wizard - Select Role Services

Confirm the installation selections;

Add Roles Wizard - Confirm Installation Selections

An installation confirmation page will be displayed;

Add Roles Wizard - Installation Results

In the Server Manager the newly installed role will be shown;

Server Manager

Now that IIS is installed, a web site can be created for use with the web client or, as I am, the Default Web Site can be used. In the next post, I'll run through installing a self-signed certificate in IIS.

After the web site has been installed, it needs to be extended with ASP.NET. To do this, open a Command prompt with administrative privileges and type the following command:

cd %windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319

Then type the following command to setup all web sites with ASP.NET;

aspnet_regiis -i

Can ISC Software Solutions help?

ISC Software Solutions are UK and Ireland based experts on Microsoft Dynamics GP. If you'd like to speak to someone about support, consultancy, upgrades, implementation, development, GP Elementz add-ons or portals, or anything else Dynamics GP related, you can use the form below.





Your Name (required):
Your Email (required):
Subject:
Enquiry message:

What should we write about next?





Your Name (required) -
Your Email (required) -