Note: This issue only occurs if you are not adding the Power BI functionality to your GP 2016 R2 web client or if you are not using the web client.
The option to add Power BI to your desktop remains grayed out.
Even though you are not using the GP 2016 R2 web client or do not want to deploy the Power BI functionality to the web client, you must still check the “Using Web Client?” checkbox and populate the Redeploy/Redirect URL test field.
Intuitively you would not check the “Using Web Client” checkbox if it has not been deployed. However, it always needs to be enabled and the Reply/Redirect URL field needs to be populated. This is currently a bug in Dynamics GP 2016 R2 Ver. 16.00.0558.
The option to add Power BI to your desktop is now available.