Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2: Configure Web Client

October 19th, 2018 by Ian Grieve

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 was released on the 2nd October. In this series of posts, I’ll be going hands on and installing the majority of the components; some of them, such as Analysis Cubes for Excel, which are little used, I won’t be covering.

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After addin the web client runtime feature, the next step is to install the web client itself. Do this by launching the Dynamics GP 2018 R2 setup utility and, under Additional Products, select Web Client:

Dynamics GP 2018 R2 setup utility

Accept the terms of the licence agreement by marking the box and clicking Next:

License Agreement

I am only going to be installing the web client at this stage, so select Custom and click Next:

Installation Options

As I am only installing theweb client, deselect Service Based Architecture and SBA Session Manager; as we’re only doing a single-machine deployment, also ensure Tenant Manager is not selected (this is only required for a multi-tenant installation).

Confirm the installation path and click Next:

Select Features

Enter the full SQL Server instance name of the SQL Server which will be host to the web client database in the Server Name field. Select an Authentication method and click Next:

Web Components Database

An Authentication Type needs to be set; this is how users will be authenticated as they sign into the web client; if, like me, you’re installing on a normal Windows Server, leave the drop-down set to Windows Account:

Authentication Type

Assign the Web Client Users and Web Client Administrators groups and click Next:

Windows User Group

Leave Deploy for multuiple tenants unmarked and click Next:

Tenant Configuration

When users are logged into the web client, it connects to SQL Server using a proxy account. The SQL Server Login Name and Password of this proxy account needs to be supplied; these should be exactly the same as those used in the Deploy System database step:

GP Configuration

The Session Control Service is the web server process which controls distributes users, as they log in, a session host (client) machine.

While the certificate is optional, I would recommend applying one (which should be the one installed as part of the prerequisites.

Enter the Domain, User Name and Password of the Domain account which will be ysed as the service account for the Session Cnetral Service; click Next to proceed:

Session Central Service

Select the Web Site which will host the web client; the logon credentials will be defaulted from the previous step.

Mark the Use the same web site and identity for the Web Management Console and click Next:

Web Site Configuration

As we’re doing a single-machine deployment, just click Next on the Web Server Farm Configuration step:

Web Server Farm Configuration

The Session Service is the service which runs on the session host machine and interacts with the Web Client Runtime to present the client to the user. As with the Session Central Service select the SSL certificate and click Next:

Session Service

Select the certificate for the Runtime Service URL abd click Next:

Runtime Service URL

Click Install to begin the installation:

Install Program

Once the installation is complete, click Exit:

Installation Complete

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2: Add Web Client Runtime Feature

October 18th, 2018 by Ian Grieve

Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2: Add Web Client Runtime Feature

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 was released on the 2nd October. In this series of posts, I’ll be going hands on and installing the majority of the components; some of them, such as Analysis Cubes for Excel, which are little used, I won’t be covering.

The series index will automatically update as posts go-live in this series.

After installing the prerequisites, the next step in a single-machine deployment is to install the Web Client Runtime; this is a feature of the Dynamics GP desktop client which allows the code to be translated into a form suitable for presenting via the web client.

To add the Web Client Runtime feature, open Programs and Features, select Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 and click the Change button:

Programs and Features

Click Add/Remove Features:

Program Maintenance

Scroll down and set the Web Client Runtime feature to installed:

Select Features

When ready, click Install to begin the installation:

Install Program

When the installation is complete, click Exit:

Installation Complete

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2: Web Client Prerequisites

October 17th, 2018 by Ian Grieve

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 was released on the 2nd October. In this series of posts, I’ll be going hands on and installing the majority of the components; some of them, such as Analysis Cubes for Excel, which are little used, I won’t be covering.

The series index will automatically update as posts go-live in this series.

Over the next few posts I’m going to install, verify and run the web client. In this series of posts, I am doing a single-machine deployment; this is whre all components are installed on the same machine; the other type of common deployment, is a scale-out deployment where there is a separate web server to client machines.

Back when the web client was introduced, I did a series on a scale-out deployment and a while later wrote a book on it. These posts are still largely applicable to the current version.

The prerequisites for the 2018 R2 web client are the same as 2018 RTM, so I’m linking back to the series I did in December 2017; following that series on the web client prerequisites before progressing in this series.

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