Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2: Desktop Client First Run

Microsoft Dynamics GPWith the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2 it’s time for a series of “hands on” posts where I go through the installation of all of it’s components; the index for this series can be found here.

In the last post, I deployed the system database; now we can deploy the sample company.

To do this, launch GP Utilities and log in using the sa account:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities

On the Welcome step click Next:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities

The companies will need to be checked to make sure they are at the correct version. Click Next to perform this check:

Upgrade Microsoft Dynamics GP

On the Additional Tasks step, select Add sample company data and click Process:

Additional Tasks

On the Database Setup step, enter the ,em>Sample company database name; this will default to TWO, but can be changed.

GP Utilities does not remember the default data and log file locations for SQL Server, so you will need to amend both of the Location fields.

Click Next when done:

Database Setup

Decide if you want to install the sample users and click Next:

Create Sample Users

Confirm your selections and click Finish to begin the deployment of the sample company database:


I have opted not to deploy the Business Intelligence components and just clicked Next:

Business Intelligence Reports Setup

Either click Launch Microsoft Dynamics GP or Exit, or you could choose to create a company:

Additional Tasks

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