The first of the differences is with the menu bar. The first image below shows the menu bar in the desktop client; the second shows that of the web client. As you can see the main difference is in the absence of the drop down menus from the web client:
The way of doing this is quite simple; log in and check if data can be loaded, updated and saved. Open Internet Explorer and navigate to the log in page; enter your Domain user name and password:
The Microsoft Dynamics GP web client relies on Silverlight which needs to be installed on every client. When you log into the web client, and don’t have Silverlight installed, you’ll be presented with the option to install it:
To avoid certificate errors with the Web Client, the security certificate from the web server needs to be installed onto the client machines (i.e. all of the PCs which will be running IE to connect to the website).
Before the certificate is loaded, you’ll see the following error when navigating to the GP web client:
To install the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Resource Cache start the Setup.exe and select GP Web Resource Cache under Additional Products:
After installing the Session Hosts you will be prompted to run the Web CLient Configuration Wizard. We ran this after installing the Session Central server to create the databases; it needs to be run again now, to tell the Session Host which Session Central Database should be used:
Log onto the session host server and start the Microsoft Dynamics GP setup utility (setup.exe on the installation media). As the session host will already have the Microsoft Dynamics GP client and runtime installed, you will not see the Bootstrapper and be presented with the installation choices.
Select Web Client under Additional Products (fifth bottom):
After installing the Session Central the databases used by the web client need to be created and configured. This is done using the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client Configuration Wizard (available on the Windows Home screen or Start menu if you’re using an older version of Windows).
The next step in installing the web client is to install the session central server. This is done by running the setup.exe and click OK to allow the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Bootstrapper Setup to install the prerequisites:
This is done by opening Programs and Features, selecting Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and clicking Change: