Great Plains 10 installation guide


Locate your Great Plains CD and run the setup.exe

The following components need to be installed prior to Great Plains installation.

GP10 Component Installation

NOTE: The installation will quickly run through these components with the exception of .NET. If you have .NET 2 or 3 or any .NET Service Packs installed, Dexterity Shared Components will fail and installation cannot continue.

RESOLUTION: Uninstall all .NET Framework installs other than .NET 1 or 1.1 SP1. You can install these again post-install, but GP10 will not install until this has been performed.


GP Features

Choose the features your require to be installed.

If you don’t already have a SQL database backend, leave Do Not Create A Data Source unticked, otherwise tick.

SQL Server configuration

Great Plains will need to be aware that you already have a SQL database hosted on your SQL server.

In Administrative Tools, open Data Sources (ODBC):

Create new System DNS, Select SQL Native Client driver, Server name: servername Description: Great Plains, Username: username, Password: password

OBDC Data Source

Installation will run through.

GP Progress

GP Service Pack

When installation is complete, run all GP10 Service Packs available from Microsoft’s site.  You will require a MSDN or equivalent login to acquire these. This service pack will require a system reboot.

When starting Great Plains, you will be prompted to run GP Utilities.

GP Utilities

Run this and update the update the companies if they aren’t already.

Company update

Use the drop-down menu to “Update modified forms and reports”, and click Process.

Modify the DYNAMICS.SET file

The Dynamics.set file located at C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics\GP\DYNAMICS.SET may be incorrect in your environment and may need to be copied from the server hosting the GP databaseThis will happen if you have custom reports and such.

Basically this is the same file as GP installs by default with the following syntax;


:C:Program Files/Microsoft Dynamics/GP/Forms.dic

:C:Program Files/Microsoft Dynamics/GP/Reports.dic




That’s it, you have installed GP10.