Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2: Install eConnect on Server

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.

As mentioned in the last post, on the eConnect Prerequisites, I have a number of clients who use eConnect for integration data into Microsoft Dynamics GP using the Microsoft Message Queue. This uses an eConnect installation on a server.

To install the server eConnect, log onto the server and launch the setup utility. Under Additional Products, select eConnect:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 setup utility

Accept the terms of the License Agreement and click Next::

License Agreement

If the ,em>Incoming-Outgoing Service feature is not marked, and cannot be marked, you have missed the second of the prerequisites; install the MSMQ Triggers and restart the installer.

Verify the installation location and click Next:

Select Features

Enter the credentials of the service account which will run the eConnect services (this account msut be a local adminisrator during the installation). Click Next to proceed:

eConnect Server User

Enter the Server Name, Dynamics GP System Database Name (default is Dyamics) and select the authentication method for connecting to the Dynamics GP SQL Server.

Click Next:

SQL Connection Information

When ready to install, click Install:

Ready to Install

Once the installation is compelte, cick Exit:

Installation Complete

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