Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2: Installing the .NET Prerequisite

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 was released on the 2nd October. In this series of posts, I’ll be going hands on and installing the majority of the components; some of them, such as Analysis Cubes for Excel, which are little used, I won’t be covering.

The series index will automatically update as posts go-live in this series.

Before Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2, or any of the related additional products, can be installed, there is one prerequisite which cannot be handled by the installer process. This is the .NET Framework 3.5 feature which is installed using the Add Roles and Features Wizard available via Server Manager on Windows Server or using Turn Windows features on or off accessible via Program and Features on Windows.

If the PC or server you’re planning to install Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM onto, has an Internet connection, then the .NET can be installed simply by using the wizard. However, if, for whatever reason, you don’t have an Internet connection available, the install process isn’t quite that smooth.

On both server and PC you can do an offline install and I have blogged about this several years ago:

  1. Offline install on Windows.
  2. Offline install on Windows Server.

Both of the above posts were for previous versions of Windows, but both are still relevant for the later versions.

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2: Download the Installation Media

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 was released on the 2nd October. In this series of posts, I’ll be going hands on and installing the majority of the components; some of them, such as Analysis Cubes for Excel, which are little used, I won’t be covering.

The series index will automatically update as posts go-live in this series.

Microsoft announced the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 on the 2nd October. I am going to be doing a fresh install of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 and will be using the full installation download.

The installation media is now available for download from Microsoft CustomerSource (CustomerSource login required).

If you’re doing an upgrade, the service pack can be downloaded from the CustomerSource service packs page (CustomerSource login required).

I found the download ran both quickly and smoothly, but others have reported some issues with the download. I assume this is to do with the volume of downloads just after release and should settle down fairly quickly.