Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 RTM: Desktop Client 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 o 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. I am assuming you already have your server built with Windows, an Active Directory Domain, SQL Server and SSRS for this series.

In this first post, I’ll be taking a look at the installation of the Dynamics GP 2015 RTM desktop client which, since the abolition of the server components prior to the release of Dynamics GP 10, needs to be done on at least one machine in order to deploy the system database.

Once you have downloaded an unpacked the media for Dynamics GP 2015 RTM, open the folder and double click on the setup.exe to launch the Microsoft Dynamics GP2015 setup utility. In the Install section click on Microsoft Dynamics GP and choose Install:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 - Setup Utility

Select the country/region to install and click Next:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 - Country/Region Selection

Read the license agreement (cough cough *ahem*), mark the I accept the terms of the License Agreement radio button and click Next

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 - License Agreement

Select the features to be installed; being in the UK, I always start by selecting A4, but have also worked down the list and selected the Web Client Runtime (amongst others) as I will be installing the web client on this server. Click Next to proceed:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 - Select Features

Choose whether to create a data source; if you are enter the SQL Server Name (this server had previously had Dynamics GP 2013 R2 installed, before it was uninstalled, so already had a data source) and choose whether to use the default System Database Name or a custom one. Click Next:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 - SQL Server

If you’re happy with your selections, click Install:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 - Install Program

Once installation is complete, click Exit to exit and close the setup utility:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 - Installation Complete

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