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Is Windows Virtual Desktop supported with GP, or meets the GP system requirements?



  • Jimmywick Profile Picture
    Jimmywick 70 on at
    RE: Windows Virtual Desktop and GP

    A 32-bit ODBC DSN is required for Microsoft Dynamics GP on a 32-bit and x64 machine. Refer to Article 870416 for the steps to setup a 32-bit ODBC DSN on an x64 machine. If TLS 1.2 is enabled, please see this blog - KB3135244 - TLS 1.2 support for Microsoft SQL Server

    Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is not supported on Windows Server 2019, see BLOG for details.

    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. For more information, click the following article number 897615 to view the Support policy for Microsoft software running in non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software.


    J Wick

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    Beat Bucher  GP Geek  GPUG All Star Profile Picture
    Beat Bucher GP Gee... 28,002 Super User on at
    RE: Windows Virtual Desktop and GP


    Are you planning to run just the GP client on Virtual Desktop or the server portion with SQL ? For the client itself, this doesn't pose any problems and I've been running GP on several different virtualization tools, though officially it's not support, it does work pretty well.

    One thing you need to be aware is the network connectivity which is key in the GP client setup, that need to be at least 100Mb/s, better 1Gb/s. Any disconnection that happens while the GP client is running would throw off your GP session and it cannot reconnect by itself after a network disruption.

    I've seen customers that don't run Citrix or Terminal Server to serve their users, but prefer allocate individual WDI (Windows Desktop Image) machines for each users, granting this way an isolated system for each session, so no other user's GP client would impact the other sessions running off the same server. It's a choice of infrastructure and certainly more expensive, but it works.

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    chris_robinson Profile Picture
    chris_robinson 5 on at
    RE: Windows Virtual Desktop and GP

    I would say maybe! As virtual desktop infrastructure is of two types in-house which is managed by your own IT team & another is outsourced by any reputed third-party provider. This vendor then provides IT-managed services & maintains all the nitty-gritty of your application whether being GP or its requirement. So I recommend talk to virtual desktop solution providers & tell them your requirements.

    Regards Chris |

  • Tom @ HNNCSB Profile Picture
    Tom @ HNNCSB 900 on at
    RE: Windows Virtual Desktop and GP

    I'm not sure about virtual desktop, but we run it on Citrix XenApp, and I've supported it on Terminal Server/RDS.  We do have odd issues with some windows losing focus during long operations but that has been around for a long time. 

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    RE: Windows Virtual Desktop and GP

    The System Requirements for Dynamics GP only mention the following for virtualization:

    Windows Server 2019 Hyper-V (18.2.1013 GP version or later)

    Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

    Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

    Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V 

    Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0

    So, most likely Dynamics GP has never been tested with Windows Virtual Desktop, so, while it may work, it wouldn't be 'officially' supported if not specified in the System Requirements, like anything else.


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