The first check, is to make sure that the Windows service is running; check this by opening the Services Control Panel applet (easiest to do by hitting Win+R and typing services.msc; scroll down and find Microsoft Dynamics GP Service Host. Ensure it is running and set to Automatic:
With the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP installed, it is time to do the configuration. The final step of the installation allows you to open the Web Services Configuration Wizard automatically, or it can be launched from the Windows start menu:
Since the introduction of Workflow 2.0 in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2, I have been doing a lot more installs of the web services. There are one or two gotchas (more at the configuration stage than the installation stage though) which I will highlight as we go through these next few posts.
Start the setup utility on the installation media. As web serices are likely to be installed on a server which does not already have any Dynamics GP components installed you will see the Bootstrapper Setup; click Install to install the required components:
If you have a number of clients to install then the best way of doing this is to create an installation package. Do this by launching the setup utility and, under Install click Create Installation Package:
Once Integration Manager has been installed there is a final admin step which is required. Before it can be used, it needs to be run as an admin (to prevent errors) and the registration keys entered.
Find Integration Manager on the Windows start menu, right click and Run as Administrator:
Now that we have eConnect is installed we can move onto installing Integration Manager. Do this by starting the setup utility and then under Additional products click Integration Manager:
Microsoft Dynamics GP comes with a number of different integration tools such as eConnect and Integration Manager. In this post, I’m going to step through the installation of eConnect so that the eConnect adaptor will be available to Integration Manager.
To install eConnect, launch the setup utility, under Additional products select eConnect:
As of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010, Word Templates were introduced as an alternative to the standard reports. The Word templates offer an easier way to format the documents produced from Dynamics GP, such as sales invoices and check remittances. When a new field needs to be added to a Word template, it first needs to be added in Report Writer and then the Word template modified.
To add the field in Word, the Microsoft Dynamics GP Add-in for Microsoft Word needs to be installed. To install it, launch the setup.exe from the download media and select Microsoft Dynamics GP Add-in for Microsoft Word:
When you find GP in the start menu, you’ll notice that it has anew icon; the same dark blue and white as the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 icon, but now it is a combination bar and line chart.
At this stage you can log into Dynamics GP using either the sa or DYNSA accounts; I used the former, but really should have used the latter:
Enter the user and password and click OK to log in: