In order to upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 from a previous version of Dynamics GP, you must already be running either Dynamics GP 10.0 or Dynamics GP 2010 (Version 11). An upgrade from a prior Version has to be completed in a two step approach. The specific Service Patch levels that you have to be on are :

  • Dynamics GP 10.0 – Specifically 10.00.1779 (KB 2599501 or later)
  • or Dynamics GP 2010 – Specifically 11.00.1860 (KB 2599505 or later)

Also, Dynamics GP 2013 NO LONGER supports the Office 2007 product or the SQL Server 2005 Engine. Please make sure to include these new requirements in your upgrade planning. If you are planning on replying the new WEB CLIENT for Dynamics GP, please note that all workstations must be running WIndows 7 and Internet Explorer. Please review the following Microsoft products which are NO longer supported by this release of GP 2013:

  • Windows XP (on Workstation as client)
  • Windows Vista (on Workstation as client)
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or lower
  • Office 2007 or lower on Workstation
  • Office Communicator 2007 on Workstation
  • Windows 2003 Server Edition
  • SQL Server 2005 or lower on Server
  • Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on Server
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 or lower on Server
Dynamics GP 2013 Workstation Requirement for the new Web Client:

Item Requirements  Requirements
32 Bit 64 Bit
Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Ultimate Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Ultimate Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition
Minimum Available RAM 2 GB or more 2 GB or more
Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 10.0 – Desktop Mode Only Internet Explorer 9.0
Internet Explorer 8.0
Microsoft Office Microsoft Office 2013 32bit or x64 Microsoft Office 2010 32bit or x64
Other Applications .Net Framework 4.0 or later Silverlight 5.0

The Server requirements are depending on the Dynamics GP 2013 scale of deployment that is being utilized. In a typical small to medium-size organizations, the following requirements ought to suffice.

Single Server Machine Recommendations

Item Requirements
Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 – Datacenter Edition or Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 or later – Enterprise Edition or Standard Edition
  • 1 Quad Core or
  • 2 Dual Core Processors or higher (see note 7)
Minimum Available RAM
  • 4 GB – Up to 25 concurrent web client users
  • 8 GB – Up to 60 concurrent web client users
  • 16 GB – Up to 120 concurrent web client users
Network Card 1GB Ethernet or Fiber
Bandwidth Consideration Planning Average: 25,000 Kilo Bytes(KB)/sec per active Web Client user with spikes up to .25 MG/sec (see note 4)
Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • IIS 8.0
  • IIS 7.5
Other Applications
  • .Net Framework 4.0+
  • ASP.Net 4.0+
  • SQL Native Client Adobe Reader (Required to read or print manuals)
Back Office Server All deployments require a dedicated Microsoft SQL Server
Windows License Guidance Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client requires both Microsoft Windows Server and Microsoft SQL Server. Microsoft Windows Server and Microsoft SQL Server – and their corresponding Client Access Licenses (CALs) are not included with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013. They must be acquired separately in accordance with the applicable licensing requirements for these products. These licenses may be purchased through traditional Microsoft Volume Licensing channels.

For additional information or assistance with your deployment and implementation of the Dynamics GP 2013 product in your organization, please do not hesitate to contact CBR Technology Corp., a Management Consultancy, Huntington Beach California. Tel. (714) 901-5740 or e-mail at .

Posted by:CBR Technology Corp. - Christoph Riechert

Dynamics 365 Business Central, Dynamics NAV, and QuickBooks Enterprise certified Solution Provider specializing in the deployment and implementation of these ERP, CRM and eCommerce solutions for the distribution/wholesale and manufacturing industries.

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