Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2021 Release: Install GP Web Resource Cache

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis 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.

With the web client fully working, there is one element which can be installed to increase performance and this is the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Resource Cache.

The GP Resource Cache is installed from the Additional Products section of the setup utility; on the Welcome screen, click Install:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Resource Cache: Welcome

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2021 Release: Web Client First Run

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis 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.

With the web client installed, we can log into it for the first time and confirm that the install has worked correctly. The address for the web client will be https://{fully qualified domain name of the server}/GP/.

As you can see from the example below, you can use just the server name but you will get a certificate error:

Web client login

Your Windows user account will need to be a member of the Web Client Users AD group assigned during installation for you to log into the web client. Once past the initial login using your Windows/AD credentials, you will be taken to a standard Dynamics GP login window:

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2021 Release: Install Web Client Help

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis 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.

After a href=’https://www.azurecurve.co.uk/2022/01/hands-on-with-microsoft-dynamics-gp-fall-2021-release-configure-web-client/’>configuring the web client, there is another routine which opened after the main web cient install which needs to be run and that is to install the web client help.

Start the instal by clicking Next:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components Help: Welcome

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2021 Release: Configure Web Client

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis 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.

With the web client installed, we now need to run through the configuration which creates the web client database. The Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components Configuration Wizard will have opened automatically when the main install completed.

Click Next to start:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components Configuration Wizard: Welcome

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2021 Release: Install the Web Client

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis 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.

With the prerequisites in place and the client to be used as a web client having had the Web Client Runtime installed, we can install the Web Components themselves.

Do this by launching the setup utility and select Web Components under the Additional Products heading. Accept the terms of the license agreement and click Next:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components: License Agreement

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2021 Release: Add Web Client Runtime Feature

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis 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.

I am covering a simple single-machine deployment of the web client over the next few posts; if you’re interested in a guide to implementing a larger scale-out deployment, I have covered this in a book: Implementing the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client.

To start, you need a server with the Dynamics GP client installed. To this we need to add the Web Client Runtime. Do this by launching the Program Maintenance part of the Programs and Features control panel applet for the Microsoft Dynamics GP client; select Add remove/Features:

Program Maintenance window

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2021 Release: Web Client Prerequisites

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis 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.

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

  1. Install Internet Information Services and other required Windows roles and features.
  2. Create Self Signed SSL Certificate for demo/test system; on a production system, I’d recommend the use of a full certificate.
  3. Bind SSL Certificate to IIS Web Site.

In addition you need to create and assign two domain groups which are used for giving users access to the web client and its web management console:

  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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Hands on with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release: Web Client first run

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands on with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release series where I am hands on with the newly released Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release.

With the GP Web Management Console confirmed as working, we can now verify the web client itself. Navigate to https://FQDN/GP/ (replace the highlighted section with the fully qualified domain name you used during installation) and log in using your Windows credentials:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Sign In page

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Hands on with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release: Verify Web Management Console Functions

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands on with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release series where I am hands on with the newly released Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release.

With the web client components installed, the next step is to verify that everything works correctly. The first element I am going to check, is the Web Management Console. Open your web borwser and navigate to https://FQDN/WebManagementConsole (replace the highlighted section with the fully qualified domain name you used during installation).

When prompted, enter your Windows credentials:

Logon

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Hands on with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release: Install Web Client Resource Cache

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands on with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release series where I am hands on with the newly released Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release.

The final component of the web client which needs to be installed is the GP Web Resource Cache; install this by running the setup utility and select it under the Additional Products heading:

GP Setup Utility

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