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DYNAMICS.SET Garbled

  • 1.  DYNAMICS.SET Garbled

    SILVER CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Jul 15, 2019 12:37 PM
    Hi, all. I just tried to open the DYNAMICS.SET file on a new install of Dynamics GP 2013 R2 and it's completely garbled. I can't alter the file as needed and I've tried opening it in Notepad & Notepad++ with the same result. Any recommendations to recover this file would be greatly appreciated.


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    Jon Godwin
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  • 2.  RE: DYNAMICS.SET Garbled

    SILVER CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Jul 15, 2019 12:39 PM
    It's the same for the Dex.Ini file as well, if that helps narrow down the issue

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  • 3.  RE: DYNAMICS.SET Garbled

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Jul 15, 2019 12:50 PM
    @Jon Godwin

    Does it do this if you copy it to and open it on a different computer?​

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  • 4.  RE: DYNAMICS.SET Garbled

    SILVER CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Jul 15, 2019 01:00 PM
    @Jo deRuiter I'm actually going the other way. I found one on another computer that works and I'm overwriting the file on the new computer and will alter the pertinent settings. I'm not sure if it'll work but I'll update the thread if so.​

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    Jon Godwin
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  • 5.  RE: DYNAMICS.SET Garbled

    SILVER CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Jul 15, 2019 01:48 PM
    Copying the 2 files from a functioning server and then making the appropriate changes appears to have worked. Having some issues with logging in with the SA password, but that's unrelated and I should be able to figure that out.

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    Jon Godwin
    Database Administrator
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  • 6.  RE: DYNAMICS.SET Garbled

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Jul 16, 2019 11:21 AM
    Hi Jon,

    The screen shot you posted appears to be the contents of a Microsoft DLL, specifically the msvcp90.dll file.  I can't imagine how it might have happened, but it seems as if the DLL file was somehow renamed to DYNAMICS.SET and apparently the Dex.ini as well, which is doubly bizarre.

    Given how strange that is, if you encounter other issues with that particular GP install or that machine, I would recommend uninstalling and deleting, then reinstalling, rather than trying to figure out what may have happened.

    And I'd also recommend an extra virus / malware scan on the machine.  That is so strange that I would be wary about what might have caused it.


    https://www.joesandbox.com/analysis/143433/0/pdf
    msvcp90.dll contents


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    Steve Endow, Microsoft MVP
    Precipio Services
    Los Angeles, CA
    steveendow (at) gmail (dot) com
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