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Dynamics GP Scale Out Upgradation

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Dynamics GP Scale Out Upgradation

This article contains the procedures you need to follow to perform Dynamics GP upgradation of the web client in the scale out configuration. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mid-size business accounting software or ERP software package. It is one of the accounting packages acquired by Microsoft that now share the Microsoft Dynamics Business Solutions brand.

Dynamics GP Upgradation Procedures

  • Preparing for the Dynamics GP Upgradation
  • Updating the web site and Session Central Service
  • Updating session host machines
  • Verifying the services
  • Client machine update steps

1. Preparing for Dynamics GP Upgradation

The first step to performing Dynamics GP Upgradation for a scale out installation is to upgrade the database and the desktop client components for Dynamics GP. You can use Dynamics GP Utilities to upgrade the system database and the company databases.

2. Updating the WebSite and Session Central Service

To install the upgrades for the website and the Session Central Service, use the following procedure.

  • Log in to the machine that is running the website and the Session Central Service for the Dynamics GP web client installation.
  • From the Dynamics GP installation media, you can double-click the Setup.exe file to open the Dynamics GP installation window.
  • Click Web Components and then click Install.
  • Select to upgrade your existing web client installation.
  • The installation wizard will be default with the selections from the installation being upgraded. You can change settings as needed and can also add the service based architecture components to the installation.
  • When the installation process is completed, You can run the Dynamics GP Web Components Configuration Wizard and you can access this from the Start menu.
  • At the Welcome screen, click Next.
  • Determine the type of authentication you want to use to connect to the SQL Server where the database for the Web Components is located. Select Next to continue.
  • Review the configuration actions that will be performed. Click Next to continue. Click Exit.
  • GP Web Client Help installer will be started. Click on Install to complete the help installation process.
  • Click Finish to close the installer.

3. Updating Session Host Machines

To install the upgrades for each session host machine in the scale out installation, use the following procedure.

  • Log in to the session host machine.
  • If you haven’t already done the update, perform the update for the Dynamics GP desktop client components. Check whether the desktop client on the session host machine is working properly before you continue this Dynamics GP Upgradation procedure.
  • From the Dynamics GP installation media, you can double-click the Setup.exe file to open the Dynamics GP installation window.
  • Click Web Components and then click Install.
  • Select to upgrade your existing web client installation.
  • The installation wizard will be default with the selections from the installation being upgraded. You can change settings as needed. When asked for the web components database, provide the new database name selected when performing Dynamics GP Upgradation of web server.
  • When the installation process is completed, you can run the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components Configuration Wizard and you can access this from the Start menu.
  • When the installation process is completed, run the Dynamics GP Web Components Configuration Wizard. You can access this from the Start menu. At the Welcome screen, click Next.
  • Determine the type of authentication you want to use to connect to the SQL Server where the database for the Web Components is located. Select Next to continue.
  • Review the configuration actions that will be performed. Click Next to continue. Click Exit.
  • Start the installer for the updated help content.
  • The installer has the following as name: Microsoft_DynamicsGP18_GPWebClientHelp.msi.
  • At the Welcome screen, click Install. The installation process may take a few minutes.
  • Click Finish.

4. Verifying the Services

When all the components of the web client installation have been updated on the machine that is hosting the web site for the web client installation, verify that the Session Central Service is running.

  • On each session host machine, confirm that the Session Service is running.
  • In the Session Management snap-in for the Web Management Console, the majority of the session host machines should be listed. Make sure that each machine is set to allow new web client sessions.

5. Client Machine Update Steps

To make sure that the updated Microsoft Dynamics GP web client is working properly, you should perform the following steps on each of the client machines that access the web client.

  • Clear the Internet Explorer browser cache.
  • In Delete Browsing History window, be sure to remove the temporary.
  • After the browser cache has been cleared, select OK.
  • In IE (Internet Explorer), go to the MS Dynamics GP web client site. Sign in to the web client.
  • Look in the lower-right corner to check the trust level for the web client. If the icon is indicating that the web client is running in sandboxed mode, you have an additional step to perform.

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