This post is part of the Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2021 Release series where I am going to go hands on with installing the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2021 Release and associated products.
Microsoft Dynamics GP hasn’t had server components for quite a few years now, so the first part of installing a new version of Dynamics GP, is to install the standard client. I always recommend to clients that the SQL Server just be a SQL server, but sometimes when a system database is being created or upgraded I do, on a temporary basis, sometimes install the first client on the SQL Server.
In this set of posts, I am creating a new test environment so everything is going to be installed on the SQL Server; this is NOT a recommended approach for a production system.
I only mention it now, as the first window you will see on a PC on which you first install a component of Dynamics GP is the Bootstrapper Setup and which I will only be seeing once during the set of blog posts; click Install to install the prerequisites: