Error message when you start Microsoft Dynamics GP: "Database setup has not been completed for Microsoft Dynamics GP"

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Symptoms

When you start Microsoft Dynamics GP, you receive the following error message:
Database setup has not been completed for Microsoft Dynamics GP. Use Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities to complete the database setup before starting Microsoft Dynamics GP.


This problem occurs after you perform a new installation of Microsoft Dynamics GP, after you update to Microsoft Dynamics GP, or after you install a new client computer.

Cause

Cause 1

This problem occurs because a subfeature was installed. However, Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities must first be run to create the tables for this subfeature. To resolve this problem, see Resolution 1.

Cause 2

This problem occurs because not all the subfeatures are updated. To resolve this problem, see Resolution 2.

Cause 3

This problem occurs because not all the subfeatures that are installed on the new client computer are installed on the server. To resolve this problem, see Resolution 3.

Cause 4

This problem occurs because the DynUtils.set file has been modified and does not contain all features shown in the Dynamics.set file or through Add or Remove programs.

Resolution

Resolution 1

On the server that is running Microsoft SQL Server, make sure that the subfeature is installed. Then, start Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities to create the tables for the subfeature.

Resolution 2

On the server that is running SQL Server, start Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities. Then, update the subfeatures.

Resolution 3

Compare the Dynamics.set files on the new client computer to the files on the server. Verify that any subfeatures that are installed on the client computer are also installed on the server. You can install subfeatures on the server or remove them from the client computer by using the Add or Remove Programs or Programs and Features item in Control Panel. To remove the subfeature, use the Add or Remove Programs or Programs and Features item on the client computer. This will remove the feature from the Dynamics.set files and from the Dynutil.set files. This will also remove the dictionary files from the Microsoft Dynamics GP installation folder and from any registry entries for the subfeatures.

Note If the module cannot be installed from Microsoft Dynamics GP CD 1, these steps may vary.

Remove the subfeature from the client computer

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs or Programs and Features, click Microsoft Dynamics GP, and then click Change.
  3. In the Program Maintenance window, click Add/Remove Features.
  4. In the Select Features window, click the symbol next to the module that you want to remove, and then click Do not install feature.
  5. Use the appropriate method:
    • In Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 and in Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0, confirm that the  Install Location field is correct, and then click Next.
    • In Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0, confirm that the Install to field is correct, and then click Next.
    Note You must confirm that the field is correct because the folder in the field is the folder to which the changes will be made.
  6. In the Install Program window, click Install.
  7. When the Installation Complete window opens, click Finish.

    Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities should start. If Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities does not start, click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Dynamics, and then click GP Utilities.
  8. Log on as the sa user, and then click Launch Microsoft Dynamics GP in the Additional Tasks window.
  9. When you are prompted to include new code, click Yes.

Install the subfeature on the server

Note Before you follow the instructions in this article, make sure that you have a complete backup copy of the database that you can restore if a problem occurs.
  1. Make sure that all users exit Microsoft Dynamics GP.
  2. Back up the DYNAMICS database and the company database. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Use the appropriate method:
      • In Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 and in Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0, point to  Maintenance on the Microsoft Dynamics GP menu, and then click Backup.
      • In Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0, click Backup on the File menu.
    2. In the Back Up Company window, enter the company that you want to back up in the Company Name field, enter the location and the file name in the Select the backup file field, and then click OK.
    3. Repeat these steps for each company database.
    4. Back up the system database. To do this, click System Database in the Company Name field, and then follow the same steps that you follow when you back up the company database.
  3. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  4. In Control Panel, double-click Add or Remove Programs or Programs and Features, click Microsoft Dynamics GP, and then click Change.
  5. In the Program Maintenance window, click Add/Remove Features.
  6. In the Select Features window, click the symbol next to the module that you want to install, and then click Entire feature will be installed on local hard disk drive.
  7. Use the appropriate method:
    • In Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 and in Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0, confirm that the  Install Location field is correct, and then click Next.
    • In Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0, confirm that the Install to field is correct, and then click Next.

      Note You must confirm that the field is correct because the folder in the field is the folder to which the changes will be made.
  8. In the Install Program window, click Install.
  9. When the Installation Complete window opens, click Finish.

    Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities should start. If Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities does not start, click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Dynamics, and then click GP Utilities.
  10. Have all the other users exit Microsoft Dynamics GP.
  11. Log on as the sa user, and then click Launch Microsoft Dynamics GP in the Additional Tasks window.
  12. When you are prompted to include new code, click Yes.
  13. Click Next so that Microsoft Dynamics GP detects the earlier version.
  14. Click Next to upgrade the Microsoft Dynamics GP system database.
  15. Click Next to update the company databases.

Resolution 4

Verify the DynUtils.set file contains all features required to create a new company or upgrade a company. Modules missing from this file will not be installed or updated when using Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities.
  1. Rename the DynUtils.set file to DynUtils.old
  2. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  3. Double-click Add or Remove Programs or Programs and Features, click Microsoft Dynamics GP, and then click Change.
  4. In the Program Maintenance window, click Repair.
  5. In the Repair window, click Repair.
  6. In the Repair Complete window, click Ext.
  7. Log on as the sa user.
  8. In the Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities window, click Next.
  9. If you are prompted to include new code, click Yes.
  10. Click Next so that Microsoft Dynamics GP detects the modules to add.
  11. Click Next to upgrade the Microsoft Dynamics GP system database.
  12. Click Next to update the company databases.

References

For more information how to edit a Dynamics.set file, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
872087 How to disable third-party products in the Dynamics.set file in Microsoft Dynamics GP

Properties

Article ID: 915472 - Last Review: June 5, 2014 - Revision: 8.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0, when used with:
    • System Manager
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