Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: Add sample company

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release series where I am going hands on with the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP. Over the series so far, I have downloaded and installed the prerequisites and client and then deployed the system database. In this post, I am going to add the sample company.

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

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities - login

On the welcome step, click Next:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities

Click Next to step through the upgrade verification step where the database version is compared against the client:

Upgrade Microsoft Dynamics GP

The default option on the Additional Tasks step is Add sample company data, so you just need to click Process:

Additional Tasks

Confirm the Sample company database name and database file locations, making changes if necessary, and click Next:

Database Setup

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

Create Sample Users

Check your selections and then click Finish to start the process; it might take a few minutes to run through:


I will be deploying the Business Intelligence options another time, so have left both checkboxes unmarked and clicked Next:

Back on the Additional Tasks step, click Exit or Launch Microsoft Dynamics GP:

Additional Tasks

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