Users (other than 'sa') unable to login after upgrade

A couple of nights ago, my friend Sivakumar Venkataraman (Siva) pinged me on Messenger about an issue he was having.  He was in the process of upgrading a customer’s site from Microsoft Business Solutions – Great Plains 8.0 to Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0, and after the upgrade none of the users were able to log into…

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Debugging ISV Application Crashing Dynamics

I recently had a case that I thought I’d share with you. A well known ISV opened an incident with Developer Support to help solve an issue at their customer site. This ISV has an application that encrypts certain sensitive data in the custom application in the ISV’s custom table in their own Dexterity based…

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Do we really want Windows Authentication for Microsoft Dynamics GP?

Over the years, I have seen many requests for Windows Authentication support for Microsoft Dynamics GP, and I have to say I have mixed feelings about it. In theory, it sounds good, but in practice it may be a threat to your customer’s financial information security. Regardless of authentication method, users will still have to…

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Why does Microsoft Dynamics GP encrypt passwords?

Why doesn’t the password I use for Microsoft Dynamics GP work for me to access the data in SQL from <insert application name here>? Why does my password sometimes fail to work from one workstation when it works from another?  Why does the password policy feature only allow one failed attempt before locking me out?…

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