Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2: Deploy The Sample Company

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 was released at the end of May. As I mentioned at the time, I was away from home for work and rather busy otherwise so this series of posts has been somewhat delayed.

However, I am now getting my hands on GP 2015 R2 and thought I would do my usual set of posts on the installation of the various components and also the usage of the new functionality. This is going to be quite a long series of posts, so keep checking back regularly.

The third post, covers the deployment of the Fabrikam, Inc. sample company. Launch GP Utilities from the Home screen by right clicking and doing Run as Administrator. Log in using the sa or DYNSA account:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities

On the Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities click Next:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities

The system database version will be checked; this should return a message stating that it is at the current version. Click Next to process:

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The Additional Tasks step should have Add sample company data as the default option in the drop down list, if not select it; click Process:

Additional Tasks

The default Sample company database name is TWO; if you want to use a different name, over type the current entry.

The Location for the data and log files will generally default to the install folder of SQL Server, rather than the default locations selected during the installation of SQL Server. Ensure these two locations are correct and then click Next:

Check the selected settings, click Back to make changes, and click Finish to start the deployment:


Once the database has been deployed, the Business Intelligence Reports Setup step will be displayed. As before, the BI reports will be deployed later so click Next:

Business Intelligence Reports Setup

Click Launch Microsoft Dynamics GP or Exit:

Additional Tasks

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