Hands on with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release: Deploy system database

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 client installed, the next step is to deploy the system database. Do this by launching GP Utilities from the Windows Start menu and log in using the sa account:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities

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Hands on with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release: Install client

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.

One you have the media downloaded and the .NET Framework 3.5 installed, we can now install the first client. Do this by extracting the download media and running the setup.exe. This will launch the Microsoft Dynamics GP Bootstrapper Setup which will install the prerequisites:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Bootstrapper Setup

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Hands on with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release: Install .NET prerequisite

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.

Before installing any of the Microsoft Dynamics GP components, you need to make sure the system requirements are met. On top of this there is also some prerequisites which need to be met before the Microsoft Dynamics GP client or other components can be installed.

Most of these prerequisites can be handled by installer process, there is one which cannot; this is the .NET Framework 3.5 feature which is installed using the Add Roles and Features Wizard available via Server Manager on Windows Server or using Turn Windows features on or off accessible via Program and Features on Windows.

If the PC or server you’re planning to install Microsoft Dynamics GP onto has an Internet connection, then the .NET can be installed simply by using the wizard. However, if, for whatever reason, you don’t have an Internet connection available, the install process isn’t quite that smooth.

However, for both server and PC you can do an offline install and I have blogged about this several years ago:

  • Offline install on Windows.
  • Offline install on Windows Server.
  • The above articles are for older versions of Windows Server and Windows, but the process is exactly the same on current versions.

    Hands on with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release: Download

    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 full installation media for the 2020 Release of Microsoft Dynamics GP can be downloaded from here lock and the service pack release here lock.

    In this series, I will be using the full installation download as I will be doing a fresh install.

    Hands on with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release: System Requirements

    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.

    There are not many changes to the system requirements for the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Release are not much, if any, different from the prior release; the system requirements for Dynamics GP and the Web Components can be viewed at the following links:

    Hands on with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release: Series Index

    Microsoft Dynamics GPWith Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release now available for download, I am going to go hands on and install this new version of the core product and a few of the addons and applications from Microsoft.

    The below series index will automatically update here on azurecurve|Ramblings of a Dynamics GP Consultant as posts are published; if you’re reading elsewhere, check back to this series index post:

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    Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release fixes recent Word template issue

    Microsoft Dynamics GPA recent update to Microsoft Office broke the Word templates produced from Dynamics GP for both workflow notification/action emails and emailing of Word template documents (such as remittances, orders, invoices and so on). A few days after Microsoft shared details of the problem, they said a fix would be forthcoming and it is included in the 2020 Release.

    This does mean that if you are on any version of Dynamics GP 2018 or on the 2019 Release, you will need to apply the 2020 Release update; a fix for Dynamics GP 2016 will also be released, but the method of approach is still being determined.

    Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release is now available

    Microsoft Dynamics GPTowards the end of last week, on the Dynamics GP Support and Services Blog announced the release of the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release.

    You can download the full product lock or service pack lock depending on how you plan to install/upgrade Dynamics GP.

    If you’re doing an upgrade, there is also an upgrade blog series which runs through the important issues to consider when doing an upgrade.

    Microsoft have done this release differently to previous releases, as the new feature blog series has only just started, whereas it was previously published in advance of the product release.

    I will do my usual series of blog posts over the coming weeks on installing the new version as well as running through all of the new features.