Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

upgrading to 64 bit with dynamics

Posted on 2010-09-09
2
Medium Priority
?
572 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-11
Right now I'm running a 32 bit 2003 server with SQL 2005 and dynamics version 9 on it.  
We are planning to upgrade and export our existing databases to a 64 bit server running windows 2008 server and  SQL 2008 and stay at dynamics 9.  The desktops that are using the database are all 32 bit xp and vista machines.
 
I see that I will need to set up a 32 bit ODBC connection on the new server for dynamics 9 to run.  
Are there any other problems that you think might come up with this upgrade?

Thanks for your help.
0
Comment
Question by:epickle
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
Victoria Yudin earned 2000 total points
ID: 33640861
Your bigger issue is not going to be 64-bit, but SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008.  Neither are supported with GP 9.0.  There are ways to get around Windows Server 2008 and it will most likely work, however, there are limitations with what you can do on SQL Server 2008 using GP 9.0.  One issue I have seen reported is that you cannot create a new GP company.  There may be other issues, but even with this one alone, I would strongly recommend not upgrading to SQL Server 2008 while still on GP 9.0.  Support for GP 9.0 will be also ending soon - Jan of 2011.

For 64-bit specifically, there are a number of GP components that are not supported on 64-bit.  Unfortunately, only the GP 10.0 list is published, I am not seeing a similar list for GP 9.0.  Here it is for GP 10.0: https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/support/documentation/systemrequirements/system_requirements_gp10.htm?printpage=false.
If you have any of the components listed as not supported for GP 10.0 on 64-bit, it's a safe bet that it is not supported for GP 9.0 either.  

You might also find this KB article about 64-bit support for GP 9.0 and 10.0 helpful: https://mbs.microsoft.com/knowledgebase/KBDisplay.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;918983.
0
 

Author Comment

by:epickle
ID: 33648692
Thanks for your help Victoria.  
0

Featured Post

Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

An alternative to the "For XML" way of pivoting and concatenating result sets into strings, and an easy introduction to "common table expressions" (CTEs). Being someone who is always looking for alternatives to "work your data", I came across this …
Ready to get certified? Check out some courses that help you prepare for third-party exams.
This video shows, step by step, how to configure Oracle Heterogeneous Services via the Generic Gateway Agent in order to make a connection from an Oracle session and access a remote SQL Server database table.
Viewers will learn how to use the SELECT statement in SQL and will be exposed to the many uses the SELECT statement has.

704 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question