Thursday, July 17, 2014

Microsoft Dynamics GP 10 in Windows 64-bit

To run Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 or Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0 on a 64-bit computer or on a 64-bit server, you must satisfy the following prerequisites:

Note Microsoft Dynamics GP only work with a 32-bit ODBC. When Microsoft Dynamics GP is installed on a 64-bit computer, the ODBC is automatically defaulted for 64-bit and the server list will be empty. In this case, a new 32-bit ODBC have to be created.
  • You must use a 32-bit Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) Data Source Name (DSN) when you try to log in to Microsoft Dynamics GP. If you use a 64-bit ODBC DSN, the server list will be empty.

    Note To configure a 32-bit ODBC DSN, follow these steps:
    1. Right-click Start, and then click Explore.
    2. Locate the following folder:
    3. Right-click the Odbcad32.exe file, and then click Create Shortcut.
    4. Right-click the shortcut file, and then click Rename.
    5. To rename the shortcut file, type Data Sources (ODBC) 32-bit.
    6. Right-click the shortcut file, and then click Copy.
    7. Expand My Computer, expand Control Panel, and then click Administrative Tools.
    8. Paste the shortcut file in the Administrative Tools folder.
    9. Close Windows Explorer.
    10. Click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Data Sources (ODBC) 32-bit.
    11. In the ODBC Data Source Administrator dialog box, create an ODBC data source.

      Note Rename the ODBC data source by using a name that clearly identifies this ODBC data source as the 32-bit version. For example, use the name "Dynamics32bit."
    12. Start Microsoft Dynamics GP.
    13. Select the ODBC data source that you created in step 11.
    14. Double-click the new shortcut to open it.
    15. Reference Microsoft Knowledge Base article 870416 to create an ODBC connection for Microsoft Dynamics GP. For more information about this article, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
      870416 How to set up an ODBC Data Source on SQL Server for Microsoft Dynamics GP
    Note To clearly identify the names of the shortcut files of the ODBC data sources, rename the shortcut file of the 64-bit version as "Data Sources (ODBC) 64-bit."
  • During installation, remove any information that is in parentheses from the default installation path. For example, the 64-bit ODBC DSN uses the following default path:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Dynamics\GP\
    In this case, you must change the installation path of the following path:
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics\GP\
    Note The Field Service notification is incompatible with any x64-based server.

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