Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Upgrade Paths - GP, Windows, SQL Server

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Do you have customers that are still on older version of Microsoft Dynamics GP or Microsoft Business Solutions and are looking to upgrade them, but you don’t know the upgrade path? Well you can exhale a sigh of relief because this can be done! Not only will we cover the upgrade path for Microsoft Dynamics GP or Microsoft Business Solutions, but we also will go over which version of SQL along with the version of Windows Server you will want to use. Please remember that before each upgrade you will want to review the upgrade manual along with any Hot Topic page to avoid any known issues.

Here are a few common scenarios we receive questions on:

eEnterprise 5.5/SQL 6.5/Windows 2000 to Dynamics GP 2013/SQL 2012/Window 2012
1. The first step you need to do is upgrade to eEnterprise 6.0.
2. Migrate from SQL 6.5 to SQL 2000 on your Windows 2003 Server. You can stay on your Windows 2003 Server until you are ready to upgrade to GP 2013.
3. Now being that we are on eEnterprise 6.0/SQL2000 you can upgrade to Dynamics 7.5/SQL 2000.
4. Upgrade from to Dynamics 7.5/SQL2000 to Dynamics 9.0/SQL 2000. You then will need to apply a hotfix for GP 9 so you can upgrade to GP 2010. I would recommend you apply Hotfix KB 971017 which will bring your databases to 9.00.0371.  This is the minimum version required to upgrade to GP 2010. Click HERE to go to the GP 9.0 Download Page to grab the required patch.
5. Once your databases are on 9.00.0371 you will want to move your databases to SQL 2012 on Windows 2012. Refer to KB 878449 for move steps.
6. Next you will want to upgrade your databases to GP 2010 11.00.1914 or later since you are using SQL 2012. Click HERE to go to the GP 2010 Download Page to grab the required patch.
7. Last you will upgrade your databases to GP 2013.

eEnterprise 6.0/Dynamics 6.0/SQL 2000/Windows 2003 to Dynamics GP 2013/SQL 2012/Windows 2012
1. Being that you are on eEnterprise 6.0/SQL2000/Windows 2003 you can upgrade to Dynamics 7.5/SQL2000/Windows 2003.
2. Upgrade from to Dynamics 7.5/SQL2000 to Dynamics 9.0/SQL 2000. You then will need to apply a hotfix for GP 9 so you can upgrade to GP 2010. I would recommend you apply Hotfix KB 971017 which will bring your databases to 9.00.0371. This is the minimum version required to upgrade to GP 2010. Click HERE to go to the GP 9.0 Download Page to grab the required patch.
3. Once your databases are on 9.00.0371 you will want to move your databases to SQL 2012 on Windows 2012. Refer to KB 878449 for move steps.
4. Next you will want to upgrade your databases to GP 2010 11.00.1914 or later since you are using SQL 2012. Click HERE to go to the GP 2010 Download Page to grab the required patch.
5. Last you will upgrade your databases to GP 2013.

Dynamics 7.0/SQL 2000/Windows 2003 to  Dynamics GP 2013/SQL 2012/Windows 2012
1. First you will need to upgrade from Dynamics 7.0 to Dynamics 7.5/SQL 2000/Windows 2003.
2. Next you will want to upgrade to Dynamics 9.0/SQL 2000/Windows 2003.
3. Once you are on Dynamics 9.0/SQL 2000 you then will need to apply a hotfix for GP 9 so you can upgrade to GP 2010. I would recommend you apply Hotfix KB 971017 which will bring your databases to 9.00.0371. This is the minimum version required to upgrade to GP 2010. Click HERE to go to the GP 9.0 Download Page to grab the required patch.
4. Once your databases are on 9.00.0371 you will want to move your databases to SQL 2012 on Windows 2012. Refer to KB 878449 for move steps.
5. Next you will want to upgrade your databases to GP 2010 11.00.1914 or later since you are using SQL 2012. Click HERE to go to the GP 2010 Download Page to grab the required patch.
6. Finally you will be able to upgrade to any specific build of GP 2013.

Dynamics 8.0/SQL 2000/Windows 2003 to Dynamics GP 2013/SQL 2012//Windows 2012
1. First, you can will need to upgrade your Dynamics 8.0 databases either GP 9 (9.00.0371 or later) GP 10 (10.00.1779).

2. Next you will want to move your databases to SQL 2012 on Windows 2012.  Refer to KB 878449 for move steps.

3. Finally you will be able to upgrade to any specific build of GP 2013. 

Dynamics GP 9.0/SQL 2000/Windows 2003 to Dynamics GP 2013/SQL 2012/Windows 2012
1. The first step depends on the version of GP 9 you are on. If you are on 9.00.0371 or later you can upgrade directly to GP 2010, however if you are not then you need to upgrade to 9.00.0371. Click HERE to go to the GP 9.0 Download Page to grab the required patch.  If you are on a build later than 9.00.371 your upgrade paths may vary. Please visit the Upgrade Hot Topic page
2. Once you are on 9.00.0371 or later you will want to move your databases to SQL 2012 on Windows 2012. Refer to KB 878449 for move steps.
3. Next you can upgrade directly to any build of GP 2010, I would recommend GP 2010 SP 3 (11.00.2044) as this will allow you to upgrade to any build of GP 2013. Click HERE to go to the GP 2010 Download Page to grab the required patch.
4. Finally you will be able to upgrade to any specific build of GP 2013. 

Dynamics GP 10/SQL 2005/Windows 2003 to Dynamics GP 2013/SQL 2008 R2/Windows 2008 R2
1. The first step depends on the version of GP 10 you are on. If you are on 10.00.1779 you can upgrade directly to any build of GP 2013. However if you are on a build before 10.00.1779 you will need to upgrade to that build in order to upgrade to GP 2013. Click HERE to go to the GP 10.0 Download Page to grab the required patch. Please note that if you are on a build later than 10.00.1779 you will want to check your upgrade path on the Upgrade Hot Topic page.
2. Before you actually upgrade to GP 2013 you will want to move your databases to your Windows 2008 R2 machine that you will need to install SQL 2008 R2 on. Refer to KB 878449 for move steps.
3. You then can upgrade to GP 2013 on your Windows 2008 R2 machine.

Dynamics GP 10/SQL 2005/Windows 2003 to Dynamics GP 2013/SQL 2012/Windows 2012
1. The first step depends on the version of GP 10 you are on. If you are on 10.00.1779 you can upgrade directly to any build of GP 2013. However if you are on a build before 10.00.1779 you will need to upgrade to that build in order to upgrade to GP 2013. Click HERE to go to the GP 10.0 Download Page to grab the required patch.  Please note that if you are on a build later than 10.00.1779 you will want to check your upgrade path on the Upgrade Hot Topic page 
2. Before you actually upgrade to GP 2013 you will want to move your databases to your Windows 2012 machine that you will need to install SQL 2012 on. Refer to KB 878449 for move steps.
3. You then can upgrade to GP 2013 on your Windows 2012 machine.

Dynamics GP 2010/SQL 2008/Windows 2008 to Dynamics GP 2013/SQL 2012/Windows 2012
1. The first step depends on the version of GP 2010 you are on. If you are on 11.00.1860 you can upgrade directly to any build of GP 2013. However if you are on a build before 11.00.1860 you will need to upgrade to that build in order to upgrade to GP 2013. Click HERE to go to the GP 2010 Download Page to grab the required patch. Please note that if you are on a build later than 11.00.1860 you will want to check your upgrade path on the Upgrade Hot Topic page.
2. Before you actually upgrade to GP 2013 you will want to move your databases to your Windows 2012 machine that you will need to install SQL 2012 on. Refer to KB 878449 for move steps.
3. You then can upgrade to GP 2013 on your Windows 2012 machine.

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Remember to check out the latest Upgrade Manual and Upgrade Hot Topic for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013!

Happy Upgrading!

  • Hi Jonathan, thanks for posting this.  I have this page bookmarked.  I had a quick question about the GP 8 upgrade to GP 2013 though.  You mention that you can you upgrade directly from GP 8 to GP 2010, and that you don't have to apply SP5 (or at least it's not specifically mentioned that you have to), and I just wanted to confirm that I was reading and interpreting that correctly.  For example, could I upgrade directly from 8.00g7 to GP 2010 SP3?  I thought you had to go to GP 10 first.

  • Hi Lance,

    You are correct you cannot upgrade from GP 8 to 2010 directly. I need to get that changed. You would need to upgrade to either GP 9 or GP 10 and then upgrade to GP 2010.

  • Jonathan,

    In the path Dynamics GP 10/SQL 2005/Windows 2003 to Dynamics GP 2013/SQL 2012/Windows 2012, I assume you need to let your GP 10 up and running on the new server before upgrading it to GP 2013. As GP 10 is not compatible with SQL 2012 nor Windows 2012, I think you need additional steps:

    1. Migrate GP 10 to an interim server with SQL 2008 R2 and Windows 2008 R2;

    2. Upgrade GP 10 to GP 2013 on the interim server;

    3. Migrate GP 2013 to the production server of SQL 2012 and Windows 2012.

    Please confirm if my understanding is correct.

    Thank you,

    Wayne