I am in the planning stages of migrating an installation of Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0 to a new server. The old server is running Windows Server 2003 R2.
I've been testing installing some VMs to make sure the migration will run smoothly, and run across some hurdles. Any version of Windows Server 2008 allows me to install GP properly, but once I try to install GP service pack 2 using the MSP file I have, I get the message:
"A fatal error has occurred. The Microsoft Dynamics GP installation has ended prematurely."
I've tried with these versions:
- Windows Server 2008 32-bit
- Windows Server 2008 64-bit
- Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit
I've tried running it manually from an administrator command prompt:
msiexec /p en_gp_9.0_sp2.msp. I also did this with UAC disabled, just in case.
When I created a VM of Server 2003 R2, I was able to install the MSP properly. I'll use Server 2003 if I have to, but I would really prefer not to miss out on the newer features in 2008.