Microsoft Dynamics GP Installation and Configuration

Code: 8814
Course duration: 3 days

8814: Installation & Configuration in Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 (3 Days)

About this Course

This course covers: the key issues about how to install Microsoft SQL Server 2005; the process of installing Microsoft Dynamics GP in a client/server environment; guidance when installing Microsoft Dynamics GP on a client workstation; the System manager components of Microsoft Dynamics GP; the database options to define for the Microsoft Dynamics GP databases; how to optimize the Windows Server system; the basics of setting up Process Server; and an overview of Report Writer, SQL Reporting Services, and the FRx application.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows 2003, Microsoft Windows XP, or Microsoft Windows Vista, and Microsoft SQL Server 2000 or Microsoft SQL Server 2005.

Course Outline

Module 1: Microsoft Dynamics GP System Requirements and SQL Server Installation


This chapter looks at the key issues about how to install Microsoft SQL Server 2005. An installation is not performed in class but important installation decisions are discussed. This chapter also discusses installing SQL Server 2005 Express for use with Microsoft Dynamics GP. In addition, terminal server requirements and a few common command line tools are reviewed.

Lessons

  • Microsoft Dynamics GP SQL Server Requirements
  • Hardware Recommendations and Configurations
  • Terminal Server Requirements
  • Optimize the System for Microsoft SQL Server
  • Install Microsoft SQL Server 2005
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express System Requirements, Installation, and Configuration

After completing this chapter, students will be able to:

  • Identify hardware requirements for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express in a Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
  • Install Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Identify Terminal Server Requirements.
  • Install SQL Server 2005 Express.

Module 2: Data Server Installation and Utilities


This chapter examines the process of installing Microsoft Dynamics GP in a client/server environment. This includes discussing the installation wizard and looking at the various options to select during the installation. This chapter also examines how to setup Microsoft Dynamics GP databases, account framework, additional sorting options, and additional tasks using Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities. The chapter focuses on the steps performed immediately after installing the Microsoft Dynamics GP program files.

Lessons

  • Data Server Installation
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities basic and advanced installation options
  • Dynamics Database Initialization
  • Account Framework
  • System Options
  • Sample Company Initialization
  • Create Additional Companies
  • Troubleshoot Errors

After completing this chapter, students will be able to:

  • Install Microsoft Dynamics GP in a Client/Server environment.
  • Use Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities to complete additional configuration procedures.
  • Troubleshoot errors..

Module 3: Client Installation, Components, and Maintenance


This chapter provides guidance when installing Microsoft Dynamics GP on a client workstation, including adding and removing features and components after the initial installation. Hardware and software requirements are examined as well as the ability to install the client using a client installation package.
This chapter also identifies how to automate the process of applying updates such as service packs and customizations to the Microsoft Dynamics GP application using the automatic updates feature. Finally, this chapter discusses the files installed during the Microsoft Dynamics GP installation and looks at how identity columns and stored procedures are used in Microsoft Dynamics GP.

Lessons

  • Client Requirements and Installation
  • Add/Remove Additional Features and components
  • Create and use a Client Installation Package
  • Apply Service Packs and Updates using Automatic Updates
  • Installation Components and Files
  • Identity Columns
  • Stored Procedures

Lab : Create client installation package
After completing this chapter, students will be able to:

  • Identify the hardware and software requirements for a Microsoft Dynamics GP client.
  • Install Microsoft Dynamics GP on a client computer.
  • Identify where to find the most recent service pack.
  • Understand how identity columns are used in the Microsoft Dynamics GP database model.
  • Identify the components and files installed by Microsoft Dynamics GP.
  • Learn about the dictionaries and application files used by Microsoft Dynamics GP.
  • Synchronize the account framework.
  • Create an installation package.
  • Install a client using a client installation package.
  • Publish automatic updates.
  • Install client updates.
  • Understand stored procedure use in Microsoft Dynamics GP.

Module 4: System Manager


This chapter examines the System manager components of Microsoft Dynamics GP. Specifically, the creation of users, security tasks, security roles, and specifying other system options.

Lessons

  • System Setup
  • User Setup and Access
  • Security Tasks
  • Security Roles
  • Alternate/Modified Forms and Reports
  • User Security including the Security Synchronization Utility
  • User Activity and Preferences
  • Create a Company
  • Switch Users and Company
  • Company Information

Lab : System Manager Setup including security
After completing this chapter, students will be able to:

  • Create or modify the system password.
  • Register Microsoft Dynamics GP.
  • Create users and define access to companies.
  • Edit the Dynamics.set launch file.
  • Use Security Tasks, Roles, and Alternate/Modified Forms and Reports to define security.
  • Explain the purpose of the Security Synchronization Utility.
  • Track user activity.
  • Configure user preferences.
  • Setup company information.
  • Switch users and companies

Module 5: Post Installation Administration


This chapter examines the database options to define for the Microsoft Dynamics GP databases. It also discusses maintenance of Microsoft Dynamics GP databases and identifies database backup and restore procedures. The creation of a database maintenance plan is also covered, together with the recommended maintenance tasks for Microsoft Dynamics GP. Other maintenance methods, including SQL maintenance and data recovery tools are discussed.

Lessons

  • Database options
  • Database backup and restore procedures
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP-SQL maintenance
  • SQL database maintenance (DBCC)
  • Use the Microsoft SQL Database Maintenance Plan Wizard (DBMW)
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP data recovery procedures

Lab : Back up databaseLab : Drop/create auto procedure.
After completing this chapter, students will be able to:

  • Configure database options.
  • Back up Microsoft Dynamics GP databases.
  • Use SQL database maintenance procedures.
  • Maintenance of SQL database.
  • Use the Database Maintenance Plan Wizard.

Module 6: Optimize Performance and Troubleshooting


This chapter discusses how to optimize the Windows Server system. Specifically, it looks at settings for memory, CPU, network, and the disk subsystem through system monitor. This chapter also discusses the methodology around troubleshooting Microsoft Dynamics GP. Several tools used in troubleshooting including SQL Profiler and a dexsql.log are examined, and the batch recovery process is discussed.

Lessons

  • Windows 2003 Considerations
  • SQL Server Configuration
  • Optimize a SQL Relational Database
  • Analyze Performance
  • Optimization Summary
  • Troubleshooting - Identify the Issue
  • Troubleshooting - Types of Issues and Resolution Sources
  • Troubleshooting - Tools
  • Batch Recovery Process

Lab : Performance OptionsLab : SQL Memory OptionsLab : Using SQL ProfilerLab : Create dexsql.log.
After completing this chapter, students will be able to:

  • Configure the Windows 2003 server.
  • Use Performance Monitor to analyze a Windows 2003 OS bottleneck.
  • Configure the SQL server.
  • Optimize a SQL relational database.
  • Analyze performance by monitoring SQL Server with System Monitor.
  • Summarize optimization settings.
  • Identify technical issues in Microsoft Dynamics GP.
  • Know available resources to resolve technical issues.
  • Use tools to identify and resolve issues.
  • Recover from an interrupted posting process.

Module 7: Process Server


This chapter covers the basics of setting up Process Server. Terms are defined as well as the components of Process Server. During the chapter, learn how to define tasks to run remotely and define which servers will run remote tasks.

Lessons

  • Overview
  • System Requirements
  • Set Up Process Server
  • Designate the Output Report Location
  • Process Monitor
  • Process Server Log

After completing this chapter, students will be able to:

  • Understand the basics about Process Server.
  • Identify Process Server system requirements and considerations.
  • Set up and configure Process Server.
  • Modify the location of where Process Server reports are saved.
  • View running processes in Process Monitor.
  • View and purge the Process Server log.

Module 8: Reporting


This chapter provides an overview of Report Writer, SQL Reporting Services, and the FRx application. It does not delve into the inner workings of extracting financial information in FRx. Included in this chapter is configuring databases for use with FRx and defining the folder structure for reports. This chapter also discusses how to set up the Report Scheduler option.

Lessons

  • Report Writer Overview
  • Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Overview
  • Microsoft SQL Server Report Wizard
  • FRx Report Designer Features and Installation Considerations
  • FRx Troubleshooting Techniques and Tips
  • Report Scheduler

Lab : Create a modified reportLab : Create a custom reportLab : Schedule a report
After completing this chapter, students will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of Report Writer.
  • Understand the types of reports that can be created in Report Writer.
  • Understand the purpose of Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services.
  • Understand how to use the Microsoft SQL Server Report Wizard.
  • Understand the features of FRx.
  • Identify and resolve common issues in FRx.
  • Define the characteristics of Report Scheduler.

Module 9: Appendix: Job Aids


This appendix provides checklists, commonly used reports, and a Microsoft SQL script to remove tables.

Lessons

  • Microsoft Dynamics GP Multiuser Checklist
  • Microsoft SQL Server Installation Checklist
  • System Setup Checklist
  • Process Server Checklist
  • Reports
  • Microsoft SQL Script to Remove Tables

After completing this chapter, students will be able to:

  • Use checklists to perform common installation and setup procedures.
  • Identify which reports will provide them with company, user and Process Server information.
  • Understand the Microsoft SQL script used to remove tables.

Module 10: Appendix: Overview of TCP/IP


This appendix includes an overview of TCP/IP

Lessons

  • Overview
  • Network Protocol Tuning
  • Components of TCP/IP
  • Configuring TCP/IP
  • TCP/IP Utilities

After completing this chapter, students will be able to:

  • Optimize the network for Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Dynamics GP.
  • Identify TCP/IP components.
  • Identify the information required to configure TCP/IP.
  • Use TCP/IP utilities.

Module 11: Appendix: Additional Components


This appendix contains information about the additional components available together with the Microsoft Dynamics GP installation.

Lessons

  • CD Contents
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP Features

After completing this chapter, students will be able to:

  • Locate components that are available as secondary installations on the Microsoft Dynamics GP CDs.

Guaranteed to Run

2018-03-07 09:00 to 2018-03-09 17:00
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Virtual Instructor-Led)
2017-12-11 09:00 to 2017-12-15 17:00
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2017-12-04 09:00 to 2017-12-08 17:00
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2017-12-04 09:00 to 2017-12-08 17:00
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2017-11-27 09:00 to 2017-12-01 17:00
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2017-11-27 08:00 to 2017-12-01 17:15
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