Installing Biztalk Server 2010 on Windows 7 and Windows Vista

Installing Biztalk Server 2010 on Windows 7 and Windows Vista

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Installing BizTalk Server 2010 on Windows 7 and Windows Vista

Microsoft Corporation

Originally Published: July 2011

Republished: December 2013


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Installing BizTalk Server 2010 on Windows 7 and Windows Vista


How to Use this Document

Checklist: Planning Your Installation

Choosing your BizTalk Server Features and Components

Feature Dependency Matrix

Hardware Requirements

Software Requirements

Considerations When Installing BizTalk Server 2010

Preparing Your Computer for Installation

Install Critical Windows Updates

Enable Internet Information Services

Install Microsoft Office Excel 2010 or 2007

Install Visual Studio 2010

Install SQL Server 2008 R2/ SP1

Install Prerequisites for MQSeries Agent

Install SQL Server2005 Notification Services

Disable the Shared Memory Protocol

Join the Local Administrators Group

Configure the Application Event Log

Installing and Configuring BizTalk Server

Verify Your Installation

Configure BizTalk Server

Enable TCP/IP and Named Pipes

Enable DTC on the Local Host Server

Uninstalling BizTalk Server

Uninstall BizTalk Runtime Components

Uninstall Enterprise Single Sign-On

Remove All Remaining Components

Uninstallation Complete

Appendix A: Silent Installation

Appendix B: Redistributable CAB Files

Appendix C: Customer Experience Improvement Program in BizTalkServer2010

Customer Experience Improvement Program

Installing BizTalk Server 2010 on Windows 7 and Windows Vista

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This document describes the process for installing and configuring Microsoft® BizTalk® Server on a single computer running Windows 7 or Windows® Vista.

We recommend that you read this entire document before beginning your installation. This is because BizTalk Server connects many disparate components both internal and external to your enterprise so information can flow smoothly and securely in many directions. While even the most basic single-server deployment relies on many variables, most real-world deployment scenarios extend much farther to include multiple servers and eventually clusters of both physical and virtual computers.

No two deployments of BizTalk Server are the same. Before you begin the installation process, gather information on the needs of your enterprise, and discuss the scope of your deployment with the IT Professionals, System Administrators, and Developers who will use BizTalk Server. By studying this Installation Guide and carefully analyzing the specific needs of your enterprise, you will eventually create your own deployment roadmap.

For information about installing BizTalk Server2010 on multiple computers, see Installing BizTalk Server 2010 and BAM in a Multi-Computer Environment (

You can also download and install the BizTalk Server Best Practices Analyzer ( The Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) examines a BizTalk Server deployment and generates a list of best practices issues it discovers. BPA performs configuration-level verification, by reading and reporting only, and uses the gathered data to determine whether best practices are being followed.

How to Use this Document

This guide is divided into the following four sections:

Introduction gives an overview of the installation process and tells what information you’ll need during the installation process. The section also lists important considerations regarding Windows® and SQL Server®.

Preparing your computer for installation walks you through installing and configuring all prerequisite software, and setting necessary permissions.

Installing and Configuring BizTalk Server walks you through installing and configuring BizTalk Server. The section includes procedures for determining whether your installation was successful.


A. Silent Installation lists commands and options for an unattended installation.

B. CAB Files links to the redistributable CAB files containing BizTalk Server prerequisites.

C. Customer Experience Improvement Program in BizTalkServer2010 provides information about providing feedback to Microsoft about BizTalk Server 2010.

Checklist: Planning Your Installation

Below is a high-level glimpse of the installation process. Installation on a single computer usually takes 4-6 hours. Note that each of these steps must be carried out in the order shown, and that each step contains many variables relevant to your enterprise. All of these issues will be addressed in later sections of this guide.

Preparing your computer for installation

Install any critical updates for Windows

Enable Internet Information Services (IIS)

Install Microsoft Office Excel 2010/2007

Install Visual Studio® 2010

Install SQL Server 2008 R2/2008 SP1

Install SQL Server 2005 Notification Services (required only for BAM Alerts)

Install prerequisites for MQSeries Agent (required only for MQSeries Agent)

Install .Net Framework 4 and 3.5 SP1

Disable shared Memory Protocol

Join the local Administrators group

Configure the Application Event Log

*Only necessary if you are using the Windows SharePoint Services Adapter Web Service.

Installing and configuring BizTalk Server

Install BizTalk Server2010

Verify your installation

Configure BizTalk Server

Enable TCP/IP and named pipes in the SQL Server Configuration Manager

Enable Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MS DTC) on the Local Host Server (LHS)

Choosing your BizTalk Server Features and Components

Review this list of features and components before beginning your installation, and decide which ones you want to install. Items are listed here in the same order that they appear in the Setup program feature tree.

Documentation Core documentation, tutorials, UI reference (F1 Help), programmer’s reference, and usage instructions for the SDK samples and utilities.

Server Runtime The essential runtime services for BizTalk Server.

BizTalk EDI/AS2 Runtime Runtime services providing native support for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) data exchange and Applicability Statement 2 (AS2) data transport messaging functionality.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Adapter Runtime Adapters enabling BizTalk Server to communicate with WCF-based applications.

Portal Components Also known as Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), these are a set of services enabling users to communicate and collaborate, and also to configure and monitor business processes and workflows.

Administrative Tools Software necessary to administer BizTalk Server on both the local computer and a remote server.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Administration Tools Administration services for WCF components.

Developer Tools and SDK Samples and utilities that enable the rapid creation of BizTalk Server 2010 solutions. This includes SDK samples and supporting documentation, BizTalk Explorer, schema and map designers, and Visual Studio project templates.


You must install this component if you plan to do any development work. The Visual Studio extensions used by BizTalk Server will not work without the Developer Tools and SDK component installed.

Additional Software The following components enable a more flexible BizTalk deployment:

Enterprise Single Sign-On (SSO) Administration Module: The interface for managing SSO Affiliate Applications and their mappings.

Enterprise Single Sign-On Master Secret Server: The SSO server that stores the master secret. All other SSO servers in the system get the master secret from this server. The Master Secret Server is required in a BizTalk Server environment.

Business Rules Components: Used for composing policies to be consumed by the Business Rules Engine.

MQSeries Agent: Provides communication between the BizTalk Adapter for MQSeries and MQSeries Server for Windows.

Windows SharePoint Services Adapter Web Service: Allows the Windows SharePoint Services Adapter to process incoming and outgoing documents through Windows SharePoint Services.

BAM Alert Provider for SQL Notification Services: Allows BAM Alerts.

BAM Client: Client-side software enabling business users to work with BAM.

BAM Eventing: Interceptors for Windows Workflow Foundation and Windows Communication Foundation. Also includes the BAM Event API, which sends events to the BAM database from custom applications.

Project Build Component: A tool enabling you to build BizTalk Server solutions without using Visual Studio.

Feature Dependency Matrix

The following table indicates which software you must install before installing BizTalk Server, based on the BizTalk Server features you plan to install.


Microsoft .NET Framework4 and .Net Framework 3.5 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) are included as part of the BizTalk Server 2010 setup process.

Microsoft Document Explorer2008 and Enterprise Single Sign-On can be installed from the BizTalk Server2010 product DVD.

Office Web Components11 can be installed from Appendix B: Redistributable CAB Files.

Hardware Requirements

The following table shows the minimum hardware requirements for your BizTalk Server computer. In a production environment, the volume of traffic may dictate greater hardware requirements for your servers.

Component / Minimum Requirement
Computer and processor / A computer with an Intel Pentium-compatible CPU that is:
1 GHz or higher for single processors
900 MHz or higher for double processors
700 MHz or higher for quad processors
Hyper-threading and dual-core processors are supported.
The 64-bit versions of BizTalk Server require a 64-bit operating system running on an x64-based system. Computers based on CPUs that are compatible with the AMD64 (x86-64) and Extended Memory 64-bit Technology (EM64T) processor architecture are considered x64-based systems.
BizTalk Server is not supported on Itanium-based systems.
Memory / 2 GB of RAM
Hard disk / 10 GB of available hard disk space for a complete installation including the operating system and all prerequisite software. The hard disk must be NTFS formatted.
Drive / CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
Display / Windows Server®2003-compatible VGA or higher-resolution monitor set to 1024 x 768 pixels or greater resolution
Other / Network adapter card, and Microsoft mouse or compatible pointing device

Software Requirements

This page lists the software required for running BizTalk Server. You’ll be guided through installation steps for all of these prerequisites in a later section.

Microsoft Windows Can be either Windows 7, Windows Server2008 R2, Windows Server2008 SP2, Windows Vista® with Service Pack 2 (SP2).

Internet Information Services (IIS) Version 7.5 and 7.0 is supported. Provides a scalable Web application infrastructure.

Required for: EDI, BAM, WSS Adapter, and UDDI.

Microsoft Office Excel 2010 or 2007 Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) uses an Excel workbook to display a real-time view of business processes.

If you are using Microsoft Office Excel 2010, you must install Excel 2010 hotfix package – Knowledge Base article 2345338 (Description of the Excel 2010 hotfix package (excelc-x-none.msp, excel-x-none.msp): August 31, 2010).


BizTalk Server 2010 supports only 32-bit version of Microsoft Office2010.

Required for: BAM.

Microsoft .NET Framework4 and .NET Framework 3.5 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) The .NET Framework 4 works side by side with older Framework versions. Applications that are based on earlier versions of the Framework will continue to run on the version targeted by default.

The Microsoft .NET Framework3.5 SP1 (formerly WinFX), is the new managed code programming model for Windows. It combines .NET Framework2.0 with four new technologies: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), and Windows CardSpace (WCS, formerly “InfoCard”).

Required for: All BizTalk Server managed components.

Microsoft Visual Studio2010 Provides a development environment for building applications that target any device and integrate with any platform. Professional Edition is recommended, but Standard and Team System are also supported.

Required for: BizTalk Server Developer Tools and SDK component.

SQL Server2008 R2/2008 SP1 A relational database server for processing high volumes of data. For optimal performance, we recommend SQL Server2008 R2/2008 SP1 Enterprise Edition. In order to fully use the BizTalk Server 2010 SDK, or deploy BizTalk Server applications from a Visual Studio development environment, you must also install the SQL Server Development Tools.


BAM real-time aggregation (RTA) is not supported in SQLServer2008 R2/2008 SP1 Standard Edition. In order to use BAM RTA, you must install SQL Server 2008 R2/2008 SP1 Enterprise Edition.

Using SQL Server Express Edition in a production environment is not recommended. The Express edition does not include certain features needed by BizTalk Server.

  • BizTalk Server supports all case-sensitive and case-insensitive SQL Server collations except for binary collations. Binary collations are not supported.

Required for: BizTalk Server Runtime, EDI, and BAM.

SQL Server2005 Notification Services Enables the use of BAM Alerts. Note that this SQL Server 2005 feature is not included in SQL Server 2008 R2/2008 SP1, and must be downloaded separately.

Required for: BAM Alerts.

SQLXML4.0 with Service Pack1 Enables XML support for your SQL Server database and allows developers to bridge the gap between XML and relational data. You can create an XML view of your existing relational data and work with it as if it were an XML file. To install SQLXML 4.0 SP1, see Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack (

Required for: BizTalk Server Runtime, Administrative Tools, and BAM.

Considerations When Installing BizTalk Server 2010

You should understand the following before beginning your installation:

Account namesYou should use the default account names whenever possible. The BizTalk Server setup program automatically configures installed components to use the default accounts. While using the default names simplifies setup and configuration, it is not always possible. For example, there may be multiple BizTalk Server groups within an Active Domain forest. In this situation the account names must be modified to avoid conflicts. If you must change the names, note that BizTalk Server supports only <NetBIOS domain name>\<user> name formats for service accounts and Windows groups.

Account names with BAM Management Web Service BizTalk Server does not support use of either built-in accounts or accounts without passwords for the BAM Management Web Service User. This is because the web service accesses the BizTalk database, and such accounts may represent a security threat.

Configuring BizTalk Server with such accounts may appear to succeed, but the BAM Management Web Service will fail.

Note that use of such accounts for the BAM Application pool is supported.

BizTalk Assembly Viewer Use of the BizTalk Assembly viewer is not supported on a 64-bit platform.

Install and Uninstall Uninstalling BizTalk Server is fully supported. However it requires manually deleting a number of databases which can be complicated and time consuming. If you are installing BizTalk Server as a developer or evaluator, consider installing on a virtual computer. This way, if you need to reinstall, you can easily roll back to a preset checkpoint without having to go through the uninstall process.

32-bit and 64-bit computers There are relatively few differences between installing BizTalk Server on 32-bit editions of Windows compared to installation on 64-bit editions of Windows. This document covers both 32-bit and 64-bit installations. Differences between them are noted in the instructions to follow.

Workgroups Installing and configuring BizTalk Server in the workgroup environment on a single computer is supported. SQL Server and BizTalk Server features and components are installed and configured on the same computer.