Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: Install Web Resource Cache

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 web client working correctly, the final element required for installation is to install the GP Web Resource Cache on the session host machine(s); this can help to improve performance.

Do this by launching the Microsoft Dynamics GP setup utility and, under Additional Products select GP Web Resource Cache:

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: Web 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.

Over the last few posts, I’ve installed the Microsoft Dynamics GP web client and it is now time to test it to ensure it is working correctly. To do this, open your web browser and navigate to the fully qualified URL you set during the installation.

In my example, as I am using a selg-signed SSL certificate, this is the fully qualified domain name of the server on which the session central service is installed:

Web client logon

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: Install Web Client Help

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.

After closing the web client installer, there are two windows which will pop-up. The first is the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components Configuration Wizard which we covered in the last post. The second is the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components Help; click Install the installation:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components Help - Welcome

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: Configure Web Components

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.

After closing the web client installer, there are two windows which will pop-up. The first is the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components Configuration Wizard; click Next to begin:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components Configuration Wizard - Welcome

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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.

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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.