Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: eConnect prerequisites

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. One of the main integration tools used with Microsoft Dynamics GP is eConnect; however, before eConnect can be installed, there are two prerequisites which need to be installed.

I’ve posted about these prerequisites before, so I’ll link back to the original posts; the version of Windows Server may have changed, but the process is the same.

The first prerequisite, is to set the service account as a local administrator on the server. Without doing this, the eConnect services will not start correctly.

Secondly, you need to install the MSMQ Triggers Windows feature. Without this, the Incomging/Outgoing eConnect queues cannot be installed.

Once these two prerequisites are met, you’ll be ready to install eConnect on the server.

Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: Create new 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. In this post, I am going to take a look at creating a new company in Microsoft Dynamics GP.

To create a new company, launch GP Utilities and log in as sa:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities - login

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: Client first run

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 the sample company added, I can now log into Microsoft Dynamics GP.

The first time you log in, there will be a short pause as the SQL Messages are added to the database:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP

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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

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: Deploy system database

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. As mentioned in the last post, the client installation these days includes the server installation. With one client now installed, the next step is to deploy the system database.

Do this by launching GP Utilities from the Windows Start menu and log in using the SQL Server sa account:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities - login

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: Install Microsoft Dynamics GP 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. In a previous post, i downloaded the media so the next action is to install the client.

Back in the old days of Microsoft Dynamics GP 9, I would have installed the server components first, but since Dynamics GP 10, the client includes the media. When you launch the Setup Utility from the installation media on a machine for the first time, the Microsoft Dynamics GP Bootstrapper Setup will run.

Click Install to install the listed components:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Bootstrapper Setup

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: Microsoft Dynamics GP client prerequisites

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the series where I am going hands on with the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

Before installing any of the Microsoft Dynamics GP components, you need to make sure the system requirements are met. On top of this there is also some prerequisites which need to be met before the Microsoft Dynamics GP client or other components can be installed.

Most of these prerequisites can be handled by installer process, there is one which cannot; this is the .NET Framework 3.5 feature which is installed using the Add Roles and Features Wizard available via Server Manager on Windows Server or using Turn Windows features on or off accessible via Program and Features on Windows.

If the PC or server you’re planning to install Microsoft Dynamics GP onto has an Internet connection, then the .NET can be installed simply by using the wizard. However, if, for whatever reason, you don’t have an Internet connection available, the install process isn’t quite that smooth.

However, for both server and PC you can do an offline install and I have blogged about this several years ago:

The above articles are for older versions of Windows Server and Windows, but the process is exactly the same on current versions.

Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: Download Microsoft Dynamics GP media

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the series where I am going hands on with the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

With the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 release, you can download the software in one of two flavours:

The full release is for doing fresh installs or upgrading from versions of Dynamics GP prior to 2018; if you are on 2018 you can download and use the service pack release.

Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: System Requirements

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.

The October 2019 release of Microsoft Dynamics GP largely has the same system requirements as Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 with the addition of the following:

  • Windows Server 2019
  • SQL Server 2019
  • Office 2019

Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: Series Index

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP is the Microsoft Dynamics GP “October 2019” Release on the Modern Lifecycle and was released for download on the 7th October 2019.

In this series of posts, I’ll be going hands on with this new release and installing and configuring the majority of the components; some of them, such as Analysis Cubes for Excel, which are little used, I won’t be covering.

The series index will, if you’re heading this on azurecurve|Ramblings of a Dynamics GP Consultant, automatically update as posts go-live:

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