Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Incorrect Syntax near 'TO'

A customer received the following error in Requsition Management on Business Portal for Dynamcis GP 2010.  Simply by trying to viewing the requistion an error was presented

Incorrect Syntax near 'TO'

To resolve try first restarting the Microsoft Business Framework service otherwise if this fails then restart the iis service by using iisreset.

Company Car Calculation

In the UK company car owners are being hit by the HRMC for back tax for incorrect or late company submissons.  In addition to have a large company car to impress is no longer an option if the car is a "fuel guzzler".  When deciding on your company car please consider the CO2 emissions first followed by the Car Value.  Both are factors taken into consideration and can save you paying excessive tax each month. 

Please use the current UK HRMC calculator below to help calcualte the effect on your PAYE


Friday, 26 August 2011

The remote server returned an error (503) server unavailable Dynamics GP Workflow

Problems encountered with Dynamics GP Workflow meant that I had to rebuild the product and in the end uninstalling and then reinstalling.  The problem with the rebuild or uninstall of the product was that we receive the error:

“The remote server returned an error (503) server unavailable”. 

To get round this I manually uninstalled the product however I received the same issue when I began to install it again. 

The issue was down to a registry entry that was point to a different Security Admin Service. 

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Business Solutions\Workflow for Dynamics GP\1033\SETUP\

Manually removed Dynamics GP workflow and cleaning up the registry especially removing the above key

Manually removing Dynamics GP Workflow

1. Verify the Dynamics GP Workflow 10.0 record in the WSInstallStatus table is removed by running the follow SQL command in SQL Management Studio:

select * from DYNAMICS..WSInstallStatus where InstallStep = ‘350DF9B1-F1A1-4859-BBD3-776021116F69’

2. Search the Windows Registry on the server to make sure there isn't any mention of 'Workflow for Microsoft Dynamics GP', 'Workflow for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0' or 'Workflow'.  Also remove the registry key:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Business Solutions\Workflow for Dynamics GP\1033\SETUP\

IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you do not remove reference to other products (sharepoint and office) who may be reference the word Workflow.  The blog author can not be held responsible for any damage caused by editing the registry directly. 

3. If the Dynamics GP Workflow 10.0 site is still available, please run these command from the sharepoint program filder and verify they are successful:

• stsadm -o deactivatefeature -name DynamicsApproval -url -force
• stsadm -o deactivatefeature -name DynamicsWorkflowForms -url -force
• stsadm -o deactivatefeature -name DynamicsWorkflow -url -force
• stsadm -o uninstallfeature -name DynamicsApproval -force
• stsadm -o uninstallfeature -name DynamicsWorkflowForms -force
• stsadm -o uninstallfeature -name DynamicsWorkflow -force

4. Remove the web application through SharePoint that Dynamics GP Workflow 10.0 was installed onto, marking the option to remove the web site in IIS Manager and the content database in SQL Server.  Run an IISRESET to complete the changes.

Dynamics GP Workflow New Install
1. Create a new web application in SharePoint again to install Dynamics GP Workflow onto.   No need to create a site collection as the Workflow install will create the relevant /sites/DynamicsGPWorkflow site collection.

2. Perform new Dynamics GP Workflow install again

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Could not access the securityservice service. The request failed with HTTP Status 503: Service Unavailable

When trying to access the Dynamics GP Security Service it reported the following error

Could not access the securityservice service. The request failed with HTTP Status 503: Service Unavailable

To get round this I simply ran a repair on the Dynamics GP Webservice install and it was ok

Infor Q&A Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 full package or greater needs to be installed for this installation to continue

An error occured when trying to install Infor Q&A 10.1.1.

"Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 full package or greater needs to be installed for this installation to continue"

To get round this install the FULL version of the .NET Framework 4.0 product from the link below:


God Mode

Nice little feature that a client sent to me.  Create a folder with the following name on your desktop and additional controls will be available :)