The release of Management Reporter brought several advantages over FRx; x64 compatibility, replacement of the Access database with SQL Server and a modern client among them. However, one of the downsides is that Management Reporter requires a domain to be available for both the installation and running.
Where FRx could be run on any PC or laptop regardless of the operating system, Management Reporter can only be run on a server OS. This means that the Business Development Managers, and I, need either a laptop with Windows Server 2008, or better the R2 version, installed or we need a VM with the same. To make everyday life easier I opted for the latter as I can install it once and then copy the VM between machines.
I am a Microsoft Dynamics GP consultant by training, certification and experience but I don’t have a huge amount of experience with Active Directory. I am the most knowledgeable here about installing GP and Management Reporter though, so it falls to me to do the setup of the demo systems and I figured I might as well do the full monty rather than getting someone else to install the operating system and then passing it back to me.
To this end I needed to learn how to install and configure Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) and I thought it best to document here for anyone else interested and also for my own future reference. Continue reading “How To Create A Domain Controller”
Merry Christmas everyone; I hope you all enjoy the day.
Continually expanding the ways you can read azurecurve; this site has been added to the list of syndicated blogs on the Microsoft Dynamics GP Community website.
Thanks to Steve M for putting me forward and Justin S for doing the rest.
I have installed SQL Server into Virtual Machines many times in the past but I’ve recently seen an error when trying to do it again;
I had a think about the error and realised that I usually installed SQL from the VM HDD and not, as I was in this case, by attaching the iso image to the VM as external media. I uncompressed the iso onto the VM HDD and ran the installer again from this source and it installed without problem.
[One of the annoyances when migrating a client’s installation of Microsoft Dynamics GP to a new server is that, unless the new server has the same name as the old one, the password of every user needs to be reset as the server name is encrypted in with the password.
The is another alternative though and that is to create a DNS CNAME Alias and use this as the server name in the SQL Server ODBC instead of the servers actual name. When GP is migrated to a new box you only need to amend the DNS CNAME Alias and users can continue logging in with the same password. Continue reading “Transferring GP To A New Server Without Resetting All Passwords”
When you install Microsoft SQL Server you select the Data, Logs and Backup folder during the installation process. If you subsequently need to change these folders you can only change two of them through the SQL Server Management Studio UI. On the Server Properties dialog there are boxes for the Data and Logs default locations;
Continue reading “How To Change The SQL Server Backup Folder”
I ran into an issue recently when installing Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2 where the VAT Return was not available. I was configuring the system in preparation for training a new client and was running through the Company options ( ) where I was sure the Enable VAT 100 option was but in this case wasn’t;
Continue reading “VAT 100 Is Missing”
I was recently doing some training for a new client and, when showing them how to do period and year end processing encountered an error message when trying to do the Financial Year End Closing ( );
This had me stumped for a few minutes as there were Open Year calendars (
) on the system for 2011, 2012 and 2013. Typically in the UK a financial year runs from 1st April to 31st March; but this isn’t a hard and fast rule. This particular client has a different financial year and the error message was being produced as there was a gap of one day between the end of 2011 and the start of 2012. Once the calendar was fixed, the Year End Closing could be run without issue.
I’ve spent a fair bit of time recently importing data into Microsoft Dynamics GP using Integration Manager with which I have encounterd a few different error messages (ADO Field Is Nothing, All GP Windows Must Be Closed and Source Document Doesn’t Exist).
The latest error I’ve encountered related to the MSScriptControl;
Continue reading “Integration Manager Error – MSScriptControl”
I’ve recently been working on a Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 implementation project for a client.
We created custom Word templates (
) for POP Purchase Order Blank Form, SOP Blank Quote Form, SOP Blank Order Form and SOP Blank Invoice Form without problems and granted access to the relevant companies.
To test the new Word templates we printed the documents to screen so we could quickly see the result. The POP Purchase Order Blank Form worked fine but when it came to the SOP documents we had a problem. When printing any of the SOP documents as Word Templates, instead GP printed the Standard Report Writer reports. Continue reading “Problem With SOP Word Templates”