Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 SP2 Web Client Scale-Out Deployment: Installing The Server

Microsoft Dynamics GPNow we have a client installed, we can use this to install the server. To do this run GP Utilities and log in using the sa account:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities

Click next on the welcome screen:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities

I never take a basic installation of any software and especially with Microsoft Dynamics GP I recommend always taking the Advanced option as you will be bound to the installation forever more:

Installation Options

Enter the locations of the Data and Log files. If this was a real serve they should be on separate physical drives, but as this is a test machine I have installed both onto the C:\:

Database Setup

The Account Framework should always be defined with a maximum length of 66 characters and a maximum number of segments of 10 as this gives maximum flexibility in the future:

Set Up Account Framework

Unless there is a client requirement for different lengths, I set the length of each segment to 6 characters. In this step you can name the segments by overtyping the entry in the Name column. When finished click Next to proceed:

Set Up Account Segment Lengths

Choose whether or not to be able to sort by segments of the account framework (and to be honest, why wouldn’t you?):

Define Additional Sorting Options?

Select the segments, one by one, in the Available Segments list and click Add to move them to the Selected Sorting Options and then, when finished, click Next:

Set Up Additional Sorting Options

Verify your selections and click Back to make any changes or click Next to proceed:

Verify Account Framework

Enter and confirm a password for the DYNSA and click Next:

Enter DYNSA User Password

I have mixed feelings about the System Password. Yes, additional security is good, but windows in GP can be restricted using the standard Security Roles and Tasks. And when a System Password has been defined all security related windows prompt for the password when you open them; which means when creating a new user you end up having to enter it mulitple times.

Anyway, in the Enter System Password step enter the System Password if you want one and then click Next:

Enter System Password

In the Confirmation step, check your selections. If you need to change anything, click Back, other wise click Next:


Mark both the Microsoft SLQ Server Reporting Services reports and Microsoft Excel reports and data connections and click Next:

Business Intelligence Reports Setup

Choose the Report Server Mode, which in my case is Native and define the Report Server URL, Report Manager RL and specify a Folder Name:

SQL Server Reporting Services Reports Setup

I’m missing a screenshot for the Microsoft Excel reports, but in this step you need to define the path for the deployment. I would always recommend using the UNC rather than a mapped drive as users may have different locations mapped to the same drive letter.

It seems I also forgot to take a screenshot of the end of installation process, but it was nothing special. When you see it, click Finish.

With the system data base created, the next step is to create a company. As I am installing a test system, my next step is to deploy the Fabrikam sample company.

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