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

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

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 the last post of this series, I covered the prerequisites which need to be installed. Before installing the main web client components, we need to add the Web Client Runtime to a server based client installation of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

You can either do this by installing a new client, or updating an existing one, assuming you have one. In my case, I am working on a VM with all components installed so already have a client installed which I will update.

If you are installing a new client, you can just install the required feature then; there is no need to amend the client after install.

To add the feature, launch the Microsoft Dynamics GP setup utility and, under Install select Microsoft Dynamics GP (alternative you can use the Programs and Features Windows Control Panel applet):

Microsoft Dynamics GP setup utility

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: Web Client 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. Over the next few posts, I’ll be stepping through the installation of the Microsoft Dynamics GP web client.

Before we start on the installation of the web client components themselves, we need to sort out the prerequisites. These prerequisites are all around the Windows feature if Internet Information Services (IIS). As the installation sand configuration of these is the same as 2018 RTM, I am linking back to the three relevant posts I have previously published:

  1. Install Internet Information Services
  2. Create Self Signed SSL Certificate
  3. Bind SSL Certificate to IIS Web Site

In addition you need to create and assign two domain groups:

  1. Web Client Users group which should be assigned to the users who will log into the web client.
  2. Web Client Administrators group which should be assigned to the users who administer the web client.

Web Client images not loading

Microsoft Dynamics GPIt’s been quite a while since I did much with the Microsoft Dynamics GP web client; not by choice, but as a consultant my time is driven by the clients requirements. We recently upgraded a client to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 and implemented the web client. When we launched the web client we found that none of the images were loading and we were unable to properly log in:

Web client login page

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New features coming to Microsoft Dynamics GP in 2019

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP is coming in October this year and a trickle (hopefully) of new features has just been announced at the GP Tech Conference in Fargo, North Dakota.

The features have been announced in one of the sessions at the conference which I have unfortunately not been able to attend; the features listed below have been tweeted by attendees I follow on Twitter:

The first feature announced was a new long description (100 characters) on AP Transactions:

This will be nice as it is a common request from clients to have a longer description when entering an invoice.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 U.S. Year End Update Released (Includes Critical VAT Daybook Fixes)

Microsoft Dynamics GPDon’t be fooled by the name; the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 U.S. Year End Update includes other fixes, some of which are critical to clients running the Vat Daybook module.

This fix has all the usual stuff for the Payroll (US) module which you can read about here.

The other good stuff in this version is:

  • System
  • VAT Daybook
    • Purchasing tax amounts from GL entries are subtracting from boxes 2 and 7, instead of adding to boxes 4 and 7 on the VAT Summary.
    • Sales returns and credit memos are not deducting total taxable amount from box 6 on VAT return, and voids from box 1 and box 6.
    • Purchasing returns & credit memo’s, voids are not deducting total taxable amount from box 7 on VAT return, and invoices not updating box 4.

The Microsoft Dynamics GP hot fix is available from: Customer Source lock or PartnerSource lock.

The VAT Daybook fixes have also been rolled back into Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 (but no earlier): Customer Source lock or PartnerSource lock.

Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2: Install Web Client Resource Cache

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 was released on the 2nd October. In this series of posts, I’ll be going hands on and installing 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 automatically update as posts go-live in this series.

There is one final, optional, step in installing the web client, which is to install the Web Client Resource Cache on each session host. To install it, launch the setup utility and, under Additional Products, click GP Web Resource Cache:

Setup Utility

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2: Verify Web Management Console Functions

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 was released on the 2nd October. In this series of posts, I’ll be going hands on and installing 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 automatically update as posts go-live in this series.

With the web client itself verified, the final step in installing the web client is to ensure that the Web Management Console is working. To do this open your browser and navigate to the FQDN of your server followed by /WebManagementConsole:

Click on Session Manager and you’ll be shown the available session servers and any logged in clients.

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2: Verify Web Client

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 was released on the 2nd October. In this series of posts, I’ll be going hands on and installing 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 automatically update as posts go-live in this series.

Now that we have the web client installed, prior to allowing users access, we need to verify the web client is working. To do this open your browser of choice, I am on Server 2012 R2 and so only have Internet Explorer available.

Navigate to the FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name) of you server followed by /GP and log in using a Windows Login whioch is in the Web Client Users group:

IE

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2: Install GP Web Resource Cache

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 was released on the 2nd October. In this series of posts, I’ll be going hands on and installing 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 automatically update as posts go-live in this series.

The second element which needs to be completed after the configuration stage, is the installation of the web client help.

Click Install to begin the installation:

Microsoft Dynamics Web Components Help: Welcome

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