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With the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 fast approaching, you will want to think about the steps for upgrading the Web Client. At this point in time you do not have to upgrade the Web Client when you upgrade the Rich Client (Desktop Client) however we do always recommend being on the latest and greatest in regards to these releases since new features are added and previous issues are fixed.
When upgrading the Web Client, you will want to verify whether you are in a single or multi server environment. If you are running in a single server environment, you’re upgrading the Session Central Service and Session Service on one server. If you are running a multi-server environment you will want to be sure that you are installing the Session Central Service update on the Session Central Server. The same goes for the Session Service server. Also, if you are running multiple Session Service Servers, you will want to be sure that you are upgrading both of them so that they are the same Web Client version. Please see below for some quick instructions on how to upgrade a single server environment or a multi-server environment. Please note, there are special instructions if you happen to be running Tenant Services. You would want to refer to the Install and Administration Guide.
Please check back to this blog in the future for a link to the official upgrade documentation for both Web Client and Tenant Services.
Single machine upgrade
Preparing for the upgrade
Before you perform the upgrade for the Microsoft Dynamics GP web client, you must perform the upgrade for the database and the desktop client components. Use
Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities to upgrade the system database and the company databases. Refer to the procedures described in the upgrade documentation for Microsoft
Dynamics GP to complete this process.
You should verify that the desktop client is working properly before you continue with the Microsoft Dynamics GP web client upgrade. Resolve any issues before you continue.
Be sure that all of the users have signed out of the system before you start the web client upgrade process.
Installing the upgrade
To install an upgrade of the Microsoft Dynamics GP web client in the single machine configuration, complete the following procedure.
Configuration Wizard. You can access this from the Start menu.
Updating the online help If a web client upgrade has updated help content, use the following procedure to install the updated help content.
Client machine update steps
The Silverlight application included with the updated web client may have been signed with a security certificate that is not available on the client machine. To get this certificate, you must run the DynamicsGPTrustedApp.msi that is included with the updated web client code. Otherwise, you would want to provide a link to this document here.
Scale out upgrade
The first step to performing the upgrade for a scale out installation is to upgrade for the database and the desktop client components for Microsoft Dynamics GP. Use
Dynamics GP Utilities to upgrade the system database and the company databases.
Refer to the procedures described in the upgrade documentation for Microsoft
You should verify that at least one desktop client installation is working properly before you continue with the Microsoft Dynamics GP web client upgrade. Resolve any issues before you continue.
If you are using Tenant Services with your Microsoft Dynamics GP web client installation, you must apply the update to Tenant Services before you update the web client components.
Refer to the Tenant Services Installation and Administration Guide for information about updating Tenant Services.
Updating the web site and Session Central Service To install the upgrade for the web site and the Session Central Service, complete the following procedure.
Service for the Microsoft Dynamics GP web client installation.
Management Console components are installed on this machine, they will be updated as well.
Updating session host machines To install the upgrade for each session host machine in the scale out installation, complete the following procedure.
GP desktop client components. Be sure that the desktop client on the session host machine is working properly before you continue this upgrade procedure.
Updating the online help If a web client upgrade has updated help content, use the following procedure to install the updated help content for the scale out installation. This procedure assumes that the help is installed in the default location, which is the same server that is hosting the web site.
GP web client installation.
Verifying the services When all of the components of the web client installation have been updated, verify
that the services are working correctly.
At this point, you can allow users to sign in to the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client