Set Up Microsoft Dynamics GP Test and Production Environments on a Budget

When organizations think about setting up test and production environments, they may well associate the effort with big dollars, racks and rows of computing resources and, in some cases, the use of sophisticated terms like virtualization, mirroring, clustering, etc.

This is all fine if you are a $500M plus company, but what if your organization is like many other small and mid-size organizations out there? By this I mean you roughly run a SQL Server machine with Dynamics GP and a handful of client machines pointing to the server. In addition, you may (or may not) have one person on staff who is the acting systems administrator because he or she happens to know some SQL and is capable of writing some reports or perform customizations in Visual Basic for Applications.

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About Mariano Gomez

Mariano Gomez is a Microsoft MVP, PMP and EVP for Midmarket Solutions at Intelligent Partnerships, LLC. He is the original developer of the Microsoft Dynamics GP Spanish release for Latin America and has been consulting and implementing technology solutions for organizations across the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America for the last 20 years. Mariano holds an MIS degree from the University of Phoenix.

About Intelligent Partnerships, LLC

With over 150 years of combined management and technology consulting experience, Intelligent Partnerships skillfully partners with organizations to solve complex problems, boost operating performance and maximize value for stakeholders. 

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Licensing Cost

Using named instances doesn't require another SQL Server license, but does it require an additional Dynamics GP license?