GP 2015 Web Client Uninstall – Issue & Resolution


In my earlier post, I discussed about an issue that I came across while installing web client. This one’s while uninstalling the web client.

My VM is added to my work domain and when I installed web client, my VM was connected to my work network. Back at home, in my holidays, I was experimenting with various stuff. Got my VM web client corrupted and decided to uninstall it.

Running the web client uninstall started off properly but threw the following error soon after:

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You may see the point in time at which the uninstall process stopped: ConfigureUsers.

Tried various things, as usual, but could not fix it. Every time I tried to uninstall, it stopped exactly at ConfigureUsers.

My instinct was telling me that it was something to do with domain network issue. As I was trying this at home, it could probably be something related to that.

I connected to my work VPN and then restarted the uninstall process. This time around, the process went on smoothly and completed.

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Remember. If your machine (or a VM) is affiliated to your work domain when you installed the web client, make sure that your machine (or a VM) is connected to your work domain when you try to uninstall.

This makes a world of difference. You do know what that difference is, by now.

VAIDY

GP 2015 DYNAMICS DB Upgrade – Issue & Resolution


This issue is probably remote and may not be faced by many of you out there. But I thought I would share this information with you all, just in case.

Issue: I was upgrading my GP 2013 to GP 2015. By the time, GP Utilities (almost) finished, it got stuck with an error while updating the table SY_Company_MSTR (Company Master) as shown below. I have tried to capture the entire error details on one screen:

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Error Explanation on Table Error Details had more information that I could not capture above. Below is that additional information. I’d rather say, that’s the exact error message:

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While that greyed portion denotes a company DB name.

Reason: I copied one company database (out of 8) backup from my production environment, restored it on my test machine and ran the utilities to upgrade to GP 2015. When Utilities tried to update Company Master table (SY01500, SY_Company_MSTR), it found records pertaining to companies other than one that’s existing on my test machine while it could not find the respective databases physically.

Resolution: If you are going to have less companies on your upgrade scheme than what’s there on your original GP environment, then you must run Clear Companies script. This script will clear all records pertaining to companies that are not physically available on your SQL instance.

Once I cleaned up the company records, my upgrade process went on successfully.

VAIDY

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 Documentation & Resources


In my opinion, Microsoft Dynamics GP team might have hurried the release of GP 2015 RTM.

Think about this. You install GP 2015 and the user manuals that comes with that are GP 2013 R2 manuals. For instance, Visual Studio Tools manual that we get after installing the tool is of version GP2013 R2, as shown below:

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Not just this manual, there are also other manuals that are basically for GP 2013 R2 but somehow got shipped with GP 2015 installation media.

Where can we get the latest manuals then? Answer is this link: Documentation and resources for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 and 2013.

First section on this post would be directing you to GP 2015 manuals.

QUICK UPDATE #1: I was wrong. Even this link seems to be not having *all* manuals. So probably the new ones are still under construction.

VAIDY

GP 2015 Web Client Installation – Port Conflict Issue & Resolution


I have been doing some R&D with GP2015 (Desktop & Web Client) on my virtual machine for almost a week now. On that note, let me share with you one particular issue, that’s a bit silly, yet possible to be faced by many of you out there.

I had a working instance of GP 2015 Web Client on my VM (that’s connected to my work domain). I uninstalled it due to an SSL conflict with local web site. Uninstall went on smoothly.

I worked on that local web site stuff and decided to install web client back. When I began the installation, following error message happened:

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I had no idea about this port, as this port number was never used while setting up the web client installation. I am not an expert in networking either. So googled this error and got this link on Microsoft Support KB: How to determine which program uses or blocks specific transmission control protocol ports in Windows.

I used the command netstat -ano to figure out which process is using the port 48665. Below is the list that I got:

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Highlighted on RED box is the one that was using the port 48665. This process was System Process, as found through Task Manager:

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Well, only to that extent could I proceed. My instinct asked me to restart the VM once and see if that clears this port. And it did.

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And my web client installation went on well and completed without any issues.

Reason: After uninstalling my Web Client earlier, I did not restart my machine. I continued with the local web site task and tried to install Web Client again. Previous installation would have held that port (just my assumption) and did not release it till I restarted my VM.

Resolution: If you are going to install Web Client, just make sure that you restart the server.

On my next post, I shall discuss about an issue that I faced while uninstalling my web client and the resolution to the same.

VAIDY

GP 2015 – New Feature – Caps Lock On Message


I had no idea about Dynamics GP Dev team adding this nice little (yet highly useful) feature to Dynamics GP 2015; “Caps Lock On” message while entering a password on your log in screen.

Till GP 2013, we did not have this out-of-box. So consultants/developers like used to write a simple plugin that filled this gap.

But with GP 2015, fortunately for customers and consultants/developers alike, this is now a built-in feature.

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I am not sure how many of us have noticed it. I just did today and in my opinion, this one’s a great addition without doubt.

UPDATE: I also noticed that this message will be displayed on any field in GP with “Password” mode enabled, as shown below.

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Well done, Microsoft Dynamics GP Dev Team. Very well done.

VAIDY

OFF-TOPIC: Word for Mac 2011 – Print Area Cut Off Issue & Solution


It’s high time I blog about this. Those who are on Mac and use MS Word for Mac, this is going to be real time saver.

Let me brief the issue first. Whenever I create a document with a header/footer and when I try to save this document as PDF, I use to get following message:

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If I continue with “Yes”, it will cut the footer off and give me an incomplete document.

As usual, googled this and got too many solutions/workarounds, but only one solution actually helped me. It’s a YouTube video uploaded by Matt Fuller:

Thanks Matt.

VAIDY

Customising the Company Login window series – Visual Studio Tools revisited – Visual C#


Vaidhyanathan Mohan:

Nice post up there on David’s Winthrop blog on how to customize Company Login window using VS Tools. via @WinthropDC

Originally posted on David Musgrave's Winthrop Development Consultants Blog:

David Meego - Click for blog homepageJust before I left Microsoft, I was writing a series of blog articles about Customising the Company Login window so that you could see the full company name in the drop down list for long company names.

I had shown how to achieve the customisation with Dexterity and with Visual Basic for Applications, but was having problems getting it to work from Visual Studio Tools.

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