The Companion Application Services provides the API for third parties to write companion applications for Microsoft Dynamics GP. To install them, launch the Microsoft Dynamics GP setup utility and, under Additional Products select Companion Application Services:
Over the last couple of posts, I have installed and configured the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP, it is now time to verify that they are working correctly; there are four items I’d recommend checking.
Firstly, open the Services applet from Computer Management and make sure the Microsoft Dynamics GP Service Host is set to a Startup Type of Automatic and that the service is Running:
In the last post, I installed the web services; in this post, I’ll cover the configuration.
If, when you installed the web services, you left the Run Configuration Wizard checkbox marked, the Configuration Wizard will have started automatically. if you didn’t do this, the launch the Configuration Wizard from the Start menu.
On the Welcome screen, click Next:
A couple of weeks later I was notified that I had passed both exams and had two credentials:
- Microsoft Dynamics GP Core Financials Setup & Functionality
- Microsoft Dynamics GP Core Installation and Configuration
Having acquired both, I have recently been notified that I am an Advanced Credentialed Professional, and am one of only 5% of candidates to have achieved this.
Over the last few posts, I have covered the installation of the web client as a scale-out deployment. After a few different Hands On… posts I have finally got the order of posts right by posting the web client installation before that of the Web Servies; this is important as there is a step of the Web Services which asks if you are using the Web Client.
If you are installing the Web Services and are using the Web Client, or plan to, then go back to this post, and it’s successors, and install the web client before proceeding with this post.
If you’re ready to install the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP then launch the setup utility and, under Additional Products, click on Web Services Runtime:
The final step of installing the web client, is to install the GP Web Resource Cache which is installed on each session server to improve performance by enabling caching.
To install the GP Web Resource Cache, launch the setup utility and, under Additional Products, select GP Web Resource Cache:
With the web client installed and configured, it is time to test to make sure it works correctly.
Open your preferred web browser (I am using IE11 not because I prefer it, but because it is the only one installed on my test machine.
In my case, I have received a certificate security warning as I am using a self-signed SSL certificate which has not been added to my browsers certificate store:
The final step before we can log into the web client, is to configure the client with a proxy user which is used to connect to SQL Server. If you did this while installing the Microsoft Dynamics GP desktop client, you do not need to do this step now (provided of course that the username and password you set while installing the web client match what you set when installing the desktop client.
To configure (or manage) the Web Client SQL Sever Login, launch GP Utilities and log in using the sa or other user account with security admin permissions:
This is a nice simple one: click Install to begin the installation: