Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: Install Web Client

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.

With a Microsoft Dynamics client with the Web Client Runtime installed, we can install the web client server components.

There are two types of web client deployment which can be done:

  1. Single machine – this is where all of the web client components are installed on one server.
  2. Scale-out – where there is one session central server along with multiple session host machines.

in this series, I will perform the first type, a single machine deployment. To do this, launch the Microsoft Dynamics GP setup utility and, under Additional Products, select Web Client:

Microsoft Dynamics GP setup utility

Accept the terms of the License Agreement and click Next:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components - License Agreement

Click the Custom installation option:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components - Installation Option

Deselect the Service Based Architecture/SBA features and click Next:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components - Select Features

Enter the full instance name of your SQL Server in the Server Name field, change the Database name if required and select your authentication method.

If your Windows user doesn’t have the required permissions to create a database, switch to SQL Authentication and enter a Login ID and Password.

Click Next to continue:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components - Web Components Database

Select your Authentication Type; I am operating on a standard Windows domain so have left it at the default of Windows Account; click Next to continue:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components - Authentication Type

Enter the Web Client Users and Web Management Console Users Domain groups created as part of the prerequisites and click Next::

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components - Windows User Group

We are not doing a multi-tenant configuration, so click Next:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components - Tenant Configuration

Enter the SQL Server Login Name and Password for the account the web client will connect to the database with (this should be the same as entered when first running GP Utilities. Click Next:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components - GP Configuration

Re-Enter Password and click OK:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components - Re-Enter Password

The first of the services you need to supply details for, is the Session Central Servie.

The port will default in, but can be changed if necessary.

Select the SSL certificate to use; if you’re using a wildcard certificate you should remove the comma and everything after it.

Enter the credentials of the service account and click Next:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components - Session Central Service

The web client installs into a web site in IIS; the Default Web SIte will be selecte dby default, but can be changed if necessary.

Enter the credentials of the domain account to be used as the application pool identity for the Web Client.

Mark the use the same web site and identity for the Web Management Console.

Click Next:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components - Web Site Configuration

We are not installing into a web server farm so just click Next:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components - Web Server Farm Configuration

The Session Service needs to be configured in a similar way to the Session Central Service and click Next:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components - Session Service

The Port and SSL certificate for the Runtime Service URL need to be specified; the Port defaults to 443 which is the default SSL port for HTTPS access, but can be changed if necessary.

Click Next:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components - Runtime Service URL

To install the web client components, click Install:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components - Install Program

Once the installation is complete, click Exit:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components - Installation Complete

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