Great Plains 10 and Windows 7

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While upgrading our first user to a windows 7 computer we ran into an error.  As part of the installation process GP requires the sa user to login using the Dynamics GP utilities.  This apparently requires admin access on your windows 7 machine.  Without this you will get the following non intuitive error:

An error occurred while using the BCP utility
An error occurred while using the BCP utility–Data was not correctly copied to the server. Please verify your odbc settings and that BCP has been correctly installed. Great Plains Utilities will now exit

The cure for this is to run the utility by right clicking, then selecting “Run as administrator” and all your problems will then go away.

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