Installing GP Dynamics Client

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The code is on the E: drive of the new server.  It is called GP2010 DVD or something to that effect.  The service pack is also on the E: drive and is an msp file that has 11 in it (as opposed to the one for version 9)

Before installing the client, share the GPSHARE folder on the E: drive of the server.  Make sure that user login (and all other GP users) will have read/write access to this folder and the share

To install the client…

1)      Launch the setup.exe from that folder and run through the wizard.

a.       When asked to select features, be sure to select Collections Management – this is the only additional feature you need to worry about installing right now

b.       When prompted for the server, just enter the new server name and the installer will create a datasource for it

2)      After installing from the main DVD folder, run the service pack installer – this should detect the installation path and apply the update without any further intervention

NOTE: You will probably need to reboot at some point during these installations.  After rebooting, the GP installer should resume automatically

3)      After installing the service pack, launch GP utilities from the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 program group

4)      Say Yes to include new code if prompted

5)      Log in with the Dynamics GP 2010 ODBC datasource (server) with the sa account and let GP synchronize this client to the server

6)      After utilities run, you should see a button to Launch GP – go ahead and log in with the sa account

NOTE: Russell’s GP 7.5 account will not work at this time.  We will need to reset each user’s password and define security before they will be able to use the GP2010 version

7)      Exit GP

8)      Go to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics\GP2010 folder and find the Dynamics.set file

a.       Right-click on this file and choose EDIT.  If that’s not available, choose to open and open it with NOTEPAD

b.      Scroll down to the path that ends with Reports.DIC (should be the 3rd line of paths in the file)

c.       Change the path to the Reports.dic to  this:  \\ serverxxxx\GpShare\Reports.dic

9)      Launch GP again to make sure you don’t get any permission errors related to the share.  This will ensure that Russell has the appropriate modified reports for testing purposes.  If any of them are broken, we will need to re-modify them.  I didn’t get a single validation error on the reports, so I am 90% confident that they will all work fine, but it’s best to print a check or two, print a sales invoice, etc, and make sure we don’t have any surprises when they actually cut over.

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