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This blog is intended to be a useful resource for Microsoft Dynamics GP users and professionals in the UK and the wider Microsoft Dynamics GP community as a whole.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Dynamics GP 2010 web services and Business Portal 5 installation

Hi folks

I have spent the morning configuring sharepoint services, Dynamics GP 2010 web services etc. to install Business Portal 5.

One of the pre requisites is that Dynamics GP 2010 web services are installed before business portal 5. Having followed the wizard I was convinced that the Dynamics GP 2010 web services were installed , however the business portal 5 installation wizard could not see them.

The Business Portal 5 installation wizard suggests the URL for the Dynamics GP 2010 web services should be :


However this was not working.

The install documentation suggests the URL for Dynamics GP 2010 Web services should include the TCP/IP port (the default for Dynamics GP 2010 Web Services being 48620) as well as the web services being called DynamicsGPService.


This does not work either.

However if you combine the two using the port number from the Install guide and the naming convention from the wizard you get:


This does work and you can continue with your Business portal 5 installation for dynamics GP 2010.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Searching on the New Microsoft Dynamics GP Forums

Hi Folks

The old Dynamics community newsgroups are now being phased out and replaced with the new forums. For the full details on this please see David Musgrave's blog on the below link.

We have been using the new Microsoft Dynamics GP forums for a while now and have had a good experience with them so far however we have discovered that there is a slight issue with the search. The only way to get meaningful results from your search is to enclose your criteria in double quotes.

For example Management Reporter will not return anything however "Management Reporter" will.

So enclose any query in double quotes and it will save you a lot of frustration.

I have copied in the links to the Microsoft Dynamics GP forums below from David Musgrave's article.

So the time has come to stop using the old newsgroups and shift to using the public community forum or the partner forum, see links below:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Community Forum

Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner Forum