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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 - Business Portal & Upgrade Release

Posted by Belinda Allen on Jan 9, 2013 10:55:00 AM

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Upgrade Notes from Smith & Allen Consulting, NYC

Although the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, called GP 2013, is now available, you’ll need to check with your partner to make sure all the features you use are ready. 

If you use Business Portal, you must wait to upgrade until March as that is when the Business Portal will be released.

 

Important notes on the Client Requirements:

 

  1. The following are no longer supported with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013:
    1. Windows XP all editions
    2. Windows Server 2003 all editions
    3. Windows Vista all editions
    4. Internet Explorer 7.0
    5. Microsoft Office 2007
    6. Microsoft SQL Server 2005 all editions
    7. Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
    8. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
    9. Office Communicator 2007
  2. A 32-bit ODBC DSN is required for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 on a 32-bit and x64 machine.
  3. When you deploy a system in a virtual environment, make sure that you have sufficient hard disk space to avoid performance problems. Each computer that you deploy in a virtual environment should meet or exceed the random access memory (RAM) requirements and the hard disk space requirements.

 

Important notes on the Server Requirements:

 

  1. The following are no longer supported with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013:
    1. Windows XP all editions
    2. Windows Server 2003 all editions
    3. Windows Vista all editions
    4. Internet Explorer 7.0
    5. Microsoft Office 2007
    6. Microsoft SQL Server 2005 all editions
    7. Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
    8. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
    9. Office Communicator 2007
  2. SQL Server 2012 is the only version of SQL Server supported on Windows Server 2012.
  3. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express or Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express can be installed on a non-server operating system, however it is recommended to install on a server operating system.
  4. Verify processors can be upgraded (to 8 processors for large installs and heavy usage).
  5. Verify switch is capable of handling network traffic.
  6. Increased user count may require greater RAM and Processor speed.
  7. Users utilizing Management Reporter or Crystal reporting via Terminal Services may require increased hardware to increase performance.
  8. REMOTE DESKTOP ONLY:   If using Adobe, Adobe must be installed at the Terminal Server.
  9. REMOTE DESKTOP ONLY:   The amount of RAM needed depends on the number of concurrent users per Terminal Server.
  10. REMOTE DESKTOP ONLY:   If using Lync for Unified Communications, a remote app for Lync must also be configured and copied to the client along with the Microsoft Dynamics GP remote app. The Lync remote app must be launched first and then the Microsoft Dynamics GP remote app.
  11. REMOTE DESKTOP ONLY:   If accessing Citrix, the hardware and software must be supported according to the Citrix configuration requirements.
  12. When you deploy a system in a virtual environment, make sure that you have sufficient hard disk space to avoid performance problems. Each computer that you deploy in a virtual environment should meet or exceed the random access memory (RAM) requirements and the hard disk space requirements.

 

Important notes on the Web Server (Business Portal) Requirements:

 

  1. All Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 web applications must be installed in a domain environment
  2. Business Portal 6.0 and Workflow are only supported on an x64 server.
  3. Workflow is currently not supported with SharePoint Foundation 2013 or SharePoint Server 2013 until the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 1.
  4. Business Portal and Workflow require Web Services to be installed.
  5. Servers can be load balanced in Customer Profile 2 or 3.
  6. All Customer Profiles require a dedicated Microsoft SQL Server in addition to the servers listed above.
  7. The report deployment with SQL Reporting Services is only supported with SQL Server 2008 SP3 or later Standard or Enterprise Edition, SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 or later Standard or Enterprise Edition or SQL Server 2012 Standard or Enterprise Edition.
  8. Business Portal, Workflow and Web Services cannot be installed on a server that is a domain controller.
  9. The SQL Reporting Services Reports may be deployed on the SQL Server depending on security and performance concerns.

Use these notes as a kicking off point, see your Partner or www.Microsoft.com/dynamics for updated information.

Tags: GP, Dynamics, Microsoft, GP 2013