Windows 10 Creator Update & Dynamics GP


An interesting issue/question was posted on our community forum regarding an error message popping up while exiting GP2015 R2 & GP2016 R2.

Specifically, GP2015/2016 R2 on Windows 10 Creator Update is what seems to be throwing this error while exiting.

Link to original forum post: Windows 10 Creator and GP2015 R2

One member, Ron Koendrink, figured out that it’s Mekorma MICR that’s causing this issue on his environment. Per his update, Mekorma had confirmed that it’s an issue for which a fix was available.

Anyone out there who use Mekorma MICR and planning to upgrade your OS to Windows 10 Creator Update, please contact them and get the fix.

A note of thanks to Ron.

Vaidy

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Windows 10 .Net 3.5 Framework Installation Bummer: Error Code 0x800F081F


This one’s another issue that was eating my brain for the past 2 days. Little bit if story first.

I have a Windows 10 Pro virtual machine on my MacBook Pro. Things went well until I tried installing SQL Server 2014 Express, which required .Net Framework 3.5. .Net 3.5 is built-in and we need to enable it from “Turn Windows Features On or Off”.

That’s where the bummer was. I could not turn .Net 3.5 on at all. Following was the error message that I was getting:

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That “Tell me how to solve this problem” takes you to this link: .NET Framework 3.5 installation error: 0x800F0906, 0x800F081F, 0x800F0907.

Unfortunately, for me, this post did nothing other than wasting my 10 minutes of time. Surfing about this error further led me to this post: Offline install of .NET Framework 3.5 in Windows 10 using DISM.

This post discuss about a workaround, but the ONLY working workaround. Below is a screenshot of how this works:

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I could then install/enable .Net 3.5 Framework on my VM and continue with GP installation.

Happy troubleshooting.

VAIDY

GP Web Client: Rendering Issue – Some Facts


Almost a month back, I had posted my GP web client test drive results on how the client is rendered on Mac based browsers and possible issue with Silverlight plugin. I am probably wrong.

Everything works other than pictures; that’s what I had found. Upon drilling down further, what I realised is that it sounds obvious that it doesn’t work on Mac based browsers. Reason: Native Pictures.

Definition of Native Picture says following:

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Consider, for instance, the following snapshot of GP login window on a web client rendered on Mac Safari:

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It’s not shown. Initially I thought it was something to do with Silverlight rendering. But not exactly. It’s because, this picture is a Native Picture. And by definition, it’s specific to Windows OS. Look at this picture definition below:

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Apparently, by nature, it’s NOT supposed to show up on any OS other than Windows.

It’s not just this picture. Lookup Button icons, Note icons are all Native Picture types. And due to that, they are not going to render on any other OS. And if I am not mistaken, this will remain as it is at least till next major version of GP.

Those who implement GP web client MUST be aware of this.

VAIDY

OFF-TOPIC: Show Hidden Files & Folders in Mac OS X Mavericks


I had been struggling with this for sometime. I wanted to create a USB installer for Mavericks and was not able to get thru’ a step where I had to show hidden files and folders.

In Windows OS, it’s a simple step which is available graphically to either show or hide hidden files and folders. But in Mac OS X, for some reason, this has to be achieved by typing a command on Terminal. Following is the command that is required to enable showing hidden files and folders:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
killall Finder

So, those who struggle to get it done, above is your key to unlock this.

VAIDY

OFF TOPIC: Why I can’t use the File Sharing wizard?


Alright… Another off-topic one, but is worth sharing. This post again shows how much Customers are aware about technology and go that extra mile to get educated on systems/software that they use.

The Old New Thing has got a post which explains a flaw in Windows Vista (yeah I can hear you yelling at me as soon as you heard that word) and Windows Server 2008, but got fixed in Windows 7 (are you OK now?) and Windows Server 2008 R2.

The post is about why you can’t use File Sharing wizard if you exclude inheritable permissions from a folder’s parent.

Just in case, people are wondering why this thing never work on Windows Vista (ok ok, that’s the last time I would utter that word) and Windows Server 2008, you have one more reason to dump *you know what*.

VAIDY