Enter the user and password and click OK to log in:
Towards the end of the deployment an error occurred while the wfDeployClrAssemblies was being executed (actually there were three error messages produced):
Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities
The following SQL Statement produced an error:
While I do try to minimise the use of the sa account as it is the SQL Server system administrator account, the initial implementation of Dynamics GP does require its use. So, on the Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities window enter sa in the User ID field and enter the relevant password.
Once done, click OK:
Before starting the install from the media, ensure .NET 3.5 has been installed; this can be done via Programs and Features in the Control Panel. If you have an Internet connection, the relevant files will be downloaded or you will need to specify the location of the files (Windows Server or Windows Client.
To install the desktop client, unzip the media and double click on the setup.exe. This will launch the bootstrapper which will install the remaining prerequisites:
Yeah, not so much. Microsoft promised the software would be generally available on 1st May, but I checked late last night UK time and nothing was there.
I checked again this morning and still nothing.
Until I checked David Musgrave’s blog and found he had been supplied a direct link by someone at Microsoft.
While Dynamics GP 2016 R1 was downloading, I did a little investigating and I think the reason it doesn’t show up for me is that PartnerSource presents itself as UK for me, whereas the link supplied to David was a northamerican one.
Thinking back I had similar problems when Dynamics GP 2015 came out and I couldn’t find the link on PartnerSource or CustomerSource. That time around I amended the 2013 in the link to 2015 and it worked; this time changing it to 2016 did not work.
Hopefully, Microsoft will get this sorted out to so the downloads for Dynamics GP 2016 are available via the UK sites.
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 RTM can be downloaded here.
I plan to follow the installation posts with ones looking at some of the new features, so keep checking back for new posts.