How To Install Windows 8

WindowsWell, Windows 8 has landed on MSDN and TechNet for subscribers and is due for general release in, I believe, October.

This means it is time to interrupt the scheduled posts on installing the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP. Having got my hands on an MSDN version I thought a quick run through on how to install it might be in order.

I am installing this into a virtual machine so I can have a little test before replacing one of my main systems with it.

I mounted the ISO image from MSDN in the virtual machine settings and launched the VM. The first part of the installer shows the new Microsoft Windows Metro Modern logo;

Windows 8 Setup - Modern Logo

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How To Install The GP Web Services – Installation

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis is the second in a series of posts covering the installation and configuration of the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP. The first post covered the prerequisites and, in this post, I’m going to cover the actual installation process.

The Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP are installed using the same Microsoft Dynamics GP setup utility.

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How To Install The Web Services For Microsoft Dynamics GP – Prerequisites

Microsoft Dynamics GPI’ve been fairly busy recently so I’ve largely settled for osting the GP 2013 Feature of the Day posts. Over the last few days though I’ve had a bit more time so I thought I’d start another series of How To posts. This one will span across a couple of weeks and spawn at least one other series of posts for a related product.

In the first series we’re going to take a look at installing the GP Web Services themselves, but before we can do so we need to make sure all of the prerequisites are in place.

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MDGP 2013 Feature of the Day: Tenant Services

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft have started the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Blog.

The eleventh feature they’ve announced is Tenant Services.

Tenant Services enables multi-tenant deployments of select Microsoft Dynamics GP applications which will improve the efficiency in delivery as a hosted solution to multiple customers.

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Management Reporter 2012 Rollup 2 Released

Microsoft Dynamics GPI typically like to see rollups come out as they tend to fix bugs and add new features but yesterday I advised a customer to install rollup 1 for Management Reporter.

Hopefully, I can catch them first thing in the morning and get them onto rollup 2 instead, of which Sivakumar has just announced the release on the Dynamics Partner Technical Services team blog.

Rollup 2 can be downloaded from here (CustomerSource or PartnerSource login required).

This one adds support for SQL Server 2012 as well as other bug fixes and enhancements to the currency translation.

MB3-861 Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Installation & Configuration Certification Acquired

Microsoft Certified Technology SpecialistWell, I’m just back from the Prometric test centre with an updated Microsoft Dynamics GP certification. I gained the Microsoft Dynamics GP 10 Installation & Configuration certification a few years back and, as it was about to expire, I’ve just been and passed the GP 2010 replacement.

The new one is MB3-861 Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Installation & Configuration.

How To Deploy Excel Reports In Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2

Microsoft Dynamics GPWay back in February I did a post on how to deploy the SSRS reports to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2 and meant to follow up with a post on how to deploy the Excel Reports, but got sidetracked and then forgot. Well, I’m correcting that today.

To deploy the reports you need to open the Reporting Tools Setup window (Tools » Setup » System » Reporting Tools Setup) where you can deploy reports and see what has already been deployed;

Reporting Tools Setup - Excel tab

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Unknown Error Creating Demo Company

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis is another mea culpa post; I’ve been doing enough of them I’m thinking of giving them their own tag.

I was created a virtual machine with the Fabrikam, Inc. demo company in it. When GP Utilities was processing I got this error pop up;

Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities - An unknown error occurred when initialising tyhe conversion.

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Error Starting Microsoft Dynamics GP After Installing PSTL

Microsoft Dynamics GPI’m taking a slight detour away from posting the series of how to’s on the Professional Services Tools Library to highlight an installation error that I’ve recently seen when installing PSTL.

A client recently installed PSTL and reported receiving the below error message;

Microsoft Dynamics GP - A Get/Change Operation on Table 'gpAppEnabled' cannot find the table

I’d sent them the PSTL download along with the instructions on how to install it without realising that there was a missing part to me instructions (which has now been added).

When installing PSTL into a company for the first time, you must log into Microsoft Dynamics GP as the sa user as there are some tables which get created (covered in KB Article 861564 which is actually a retired article but does mention the issue and the resolution).

How To Copy Shortcuts Using PSTL

Microsoft Dynamics GPAfter installing the Professional Services Tools Library earlier this week, I’m doing a series of posts on the different functions available, for free, within.

This post covers the Copy Shortcuts options. This function allows shortcuts to be copied from on user to another.

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