Parts of the web client
There are several parts of the web client installation that function together to
present the web client to the user.
An Internet Information Services (IIS) web site is the main entry point for the
Microsoft Dynamics GP web client. This is the web site that users connect to when
they access the web client. It displays the login page where users supply their
credentials to access the system. The site must be configured to use Secure Sockets
Layer (SSL) to help ensure data security.
The server machines that run the sessions of the Microsoft Dynamics GP web client
are called session hosts. Each session host machine will have an installation of
Microsoft Dynamics GP.
The Session Service is running on each session host machine. It manages the new
process that is created each time a user logs into the Microsoft Dynamics GP web
Session Central Service
The Session Central Service controls the communication between the web site and
the session host machines. When multiple session host machines are available, the
Session Central Service will balance the processing load among the available
Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client runtime
The Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client runtime is a component of the Microsoft
Dynamics GP installation. A web client runtime process is created by the Session
Service each time a user logs into the Microsoft Dynamics GP web client. Like the
Dynamics.exe process used by the desktop client, the web client runtime process
accesses the business logic in the application dictionaries and the data in the SQL
database. Instead of displaying the user interface in a Windows application, the web
client runtime displays the user interface as a Silverlight application.