Hands on with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release: Install web client

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands on with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release series where I am hands on with the newly released Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release.

With the Web Client Runtime feature installed on the session host machine(s), we can install the web client components themselves.

Do this by launching the setup utility and, under Additional Products, select Web Client:

GP setup utility

Accept the terms of the License Agreement and click Next:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components: License Agreement

I only want to install the web client element of the web components, so have selected Custom and then clicked Next:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components: Installation Options

Unmark Service Based Architecture and SBA Session Manager and click Next:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components: Select Features

Enter the full SQL Server Instance name in the Server Name field and set the Database Name; I’ve added 20 to the usual name as I have several other installations of Dynamics GP sharing this SQL Server. Click Next to proceed:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components: Web Components Database

Select the Authentication Type and click Next:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components: Authentication Type

Access to the web client and management console is granted by adding users to the relevant AD groups; two groups, one for users and the other for administrators, is recommended. Select these groups and click Next:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components: Windows User Group

This is a single machine implementation so I’ve not marked the Deploy for multi-tenants option; click Next:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components: Tenant Configuration

Enter the Sql Server Login Name and Password for the SQL account which will be used as the web client proxy account (this is the account with which the web client connects) and click Next:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components:

When prompted, re-enter the password:

Re-Enter Password

For the Session Central Service, the SSL certificate is optional, but I recommend setting one; enter the credentials for the service account and click Next:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components: Session Central Service

Select the web site to deploy the web client to and mark the Use the same web site and identity for the Web Management Console, and click Next:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components: Web SIte Configuration

I’m not deploying in a load balanced configuration, so click Next:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components: Web Server Farm Configuration

Select the certificate and check the details of the Session Service and click Next:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components: Session Service

Select the certificate for the Runtime Service URL and click Next:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components: Runtime Service URL

Begin the installation by clicking Next:

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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