Great Plains Installation and Customization on Vista workstation

Computer Computer Software Great Plains Installation and Customization on Vista workstation

Microsoft Dynamics GP workstation is compatible with Vista, including Vista 64 bit. However if you try to install it on Vista as it is, you will be getting error message: “An error occurred while using the BCP utility -- data was not correctly copied to the server. EActually all you need to do it to turn off User Account Control in control panel User Accounts. Then just launch GP installation and follow the wizard. We will be assuming here that you are installing GP version 10.0, which is the latest one at the time of writing this news EE" May 2008. Let’s review installation and modification in relation to Vista and 64 bit Windows server and SQL Server 2005:

1. eConnect runtime. At this time COM+ side of eConnect is not compatible with 64 bit platform. So, if you are planning to install the tool, where eConnect is utilized: Integration Manager for example, please be sure that COM+ or local objects of eConnect will reside on 32 bit computer

2. Dexterity custom logic and add-ons. They should be compatible with Vista, assuming that Dex doesn’t call COM objects, but being honest EE" this is very unusual for Dexterity to do something like that. Such popular Dex add-ons as Posting Server should work out of the box

3. FRx. When you are planning to deploy FRx, please know that 6.7 version SYSDATA folder must be resided on 32 bit Windows server. Please, understand that FRx 6.7 was introduced in 2005 at the time when Vista was only in inception stage and AMD was just releasing its first Athlon 64 processors

4. MS Visual Studio C# or VB programming add-ons. Here you are typically deploy either ADO.Net or directly eConnect (which is definitely preferred over ADO, but requires learning curve)

5. SRS versus Crystal Reports. In essence, if you are ready to launch reports as stand alone application, we don’t see any revolutionary advantage of one reports design tool over another. SRS or Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services is web application, maybe this fact gives you some advantage, as SRS could be deployed on your web server and so exposed to your worldwide users

6. eCommerce. Here we encourage you to review Posting Server, allowing you to post GP batches in Sales Order Processing and other modules automatically

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