Today’s little project was upgrading my internal system to GP 2015, which all went quite smoothly. Unfortunately, I don’t have a domain, so I am not able to install and configure Management Reporter for my financial reporting. I still use FRx. But after upgrading to GP 2015, FRx would no longer connect to my company database. Instead, I received a lovely error referencing a utility dll that I was not able to locate.
After uninstalling FRx, removing all vestiges of it from my workstation, and rebooting, I did a fresh install and encountered the same problem, which — after some searching online for related issues– I traced to the common files folder at this path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Dexterity. I renamed all the dlls in this path, did a fresh installation of FRx and discovered that one dll was created afresh: GPConn.dll. The FRx one is dated 4/6/06. This is from the FRx674 build for GP10, which was the last full release of FRx. The new GPConn.dll created by the GP2015 installer has a date of 11/14/14.
FRx ran just fine and connected to my company database after recreating the original dll. So far I’ve had no problems running GP 2015 either, so I thought I would share this in case anyone else out there is still using FRx and wants to upgrade to GP 2015.