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Hands on with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release: Installing web client prerequisites

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 we start on the installation of the web client components themselves, we need to sort out the prerequisites. These prerequisites are all around the Windows feature if Internet Information Services (IIS). As the installation sand configuration of these is the same as 2018 RTM, I am linking back to the three relevant posts I have previously published:

  1. Install Internet Information Services and other required Windows roles and features.
  2. Create Self Signed SSL Certificate for demo/test system; on a production system, I’d recommend the use of a full certificate.
  3. Bind SSL Certificate to IIS Web Site.

In addition you need to create and assign two domain groups which are used for giving users access to the web client and its web management console:

  1. Web Client Users group which should be assigned to the users who will log into the web client.
  2. Web Client Administrators group which should be assigned to the users who administer the web client.

Hands on with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release: Create installation package

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.

If you have a number of computers onto which you’re going to install Microsoft Dynamics GP, it is best to do this by creating an installation package as this will allow you to predefine the installation options. To create an installation package, launch the GP setup utility from the downloaded media and, under Install, select Create Installation Package:

GP setup utility

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Hands on with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release: Client first run

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 Microsoft Dynamics GP installed along with the deployment of a system database and the adding of a sample company or creation of a company, Dynamics GP can now be run for the first time to complete the installation. Launch GP from the Windows Start menu and log in using the sa or DYNSA account:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP - Login

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Hands on with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release: Create new company

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.

To create a new company, launch ,em>Gp Utilities and log in using the sa account:

Welcome to Microsoft Dyna 	GP Utilities - login

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Hands on with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release: Add sample company

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.

To add the sample company, launch GP Utilities 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: 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.

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    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.