Deploying GP SSRS Reports – maxRequestLength Error & Resolution


I was deploying GP SSRS Reports on SQL Server 2008 64 Bit and was facing the following error message:

There was an exception running the extensions specified in the config file. —> Maximum request length exceeded.

Googled it and here the resolution: http://www.developmentnow.com/g/115_2006_4_0_0_735861/Request-Length-Exceeded.htm

I hope this would be a useful tip for people out there deploying SSRS for GP.

VAIDY

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Crystal Reports Installation on 64 Bit Machines


Installation of Crystal Reports does not really have any issues on a 64 Bit machine.

But once installation is over and you launch the Crystal Reports, you would be surprised to see Crystal Reports Application crashing.

The reasons are two:

1. Crystal Reports Redistribution x64 must be installed on 64 Bit machines.
2. DEP (Data Execution Prevention) on that machine must either be set to “Essential Programs and Services” alone, or create an Exception for Crystal Reports EXE. This will ensure that OS does not validate Crystal Reports and throw an exception error, which leads to crashing.

VAIDY

AD LDS & GP Web Service on Windows Server 2008 64 BIT- Workaround


Blown away by this issue and am feeling great to cross a mysterious hurdle.

I was trying to install GP Web Services 10.0 SP4 Hot Fix NOV2009 on the following environment:

1. Windows Server 2008 R2 64 Bit
2. GP 10.0 SP4
3. CRM 4.0 Rollup 9
4. SQL Server 2008 SP1 64 Bit

One of the pre-requisite for Web Services is AD LDS (Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services). This needs to be installed on Windows Server 2008 and no configuration required post installation. GP Web Services will take care of creating an Instance on AD LDS and use it for it’s Data Storage on this AD LDS instance.

I crossed all those steps and started installing GP Web Services and got this message without any delay after double clicking the installer:

The Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services role must be installed on the computer before installing the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Service.

Nothing other than the above message and I was quite blown away by it’s vagueness. After much exploration, I got the following link from Sivakumar:

Description of the 64-bit operating systems that are supported together with Microsoft Dynamics GP

In that article there is a section called Web Services Runtime Workaround under which there is a subsection called Windows Server 2008 x64 or x86 and Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 only, which explains the workaround.

To Summarize the Workaround: With Windows Server 2008 R2 64 Bit, the GP Web Services installation does not identify the AD LDS being installed. It requires a Registry Entry called ADAM_Shared with a registry value, that needs to be created under HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion.

We must be carefully following the steps to avoid any consequences.

For those who do not have access to CustomerSource / PartnerSource and are struggling with this issue, comment on this article or email me to my ID: vaidy.dyngp@gmail.com.

Thanks to Sivakumar & Prem (Elcome’s Sys Admin), who were instrumental in sending this link to me on time and clearly saved my day.

VAIDY