The QuickStart Guide to Installing & Configuring BizTalk Server 2004 for Windows Server 2003


Updated 1/26/05 w/ SP1 information. The following guide provides you with the information you need to build a complete BizTalk Server Proof of Concept (POC) running on Windows Server 2003. You will go from FDISK to a “Hello World“ BizTalk Orchestration Sample In just about 5 hours! For complete (AKA "in-depth") details on installing and configuring BizTalk Server 2004 on a single computer or on multiple computers, see the BizTalk Server Installation Guide.

Note: The estimated time assumes you have all media ready to install.

Building the Platform (4 Hours)
Step Task to Perform Notes Estimated Time
1. Install Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition
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· After installation is complete, log back in as an administrator

60-90 Minutes

2. Install Critical Updates for Windows
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· You will need to restart the computer when finished 10 Minutes
3. Install Internet Information Services (IIS) · Follow these steps to install quickly
    1. Open the Manage Your Server wizard
    2. Click Add or remove a role
    3. Choose Application Server (IIS, ASP.NET)
    4. Select Front Page Server Extensions
    5. Select Enable ASP.NET
3 Minutes
4. Install SQL Server 2000 Database Server
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· Run autorun.exe from the SQL Server 2000 directory
· Select to install components, select database server
· Leave all the defaults as you work your way through the wizard
· You will need to enter your password for the service account screen
5 Minutes
5.

Install SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services

· Run autorun.exe from the SQL Server 2000 directory
· Select to install components, select Analysis Services
· Leave all the defaults as you work your way through the wizard
5 Minutes
6.

Install SQL Server 2000 SP3a
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· Download and extract sql2ksp3.exe
· Go to the output folder and run setup.bat
· Leave all the defaults as you work your way through the wizard
· You will need to enter an SA password
· Select the Upgrade Microsoft Search and apply SQL Server 2000 SP3 option and continue
10 Minutes
7.

Install SQL Server 2000 SP3a for Analysis Services
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· Download and extract sql2kasp3.exe
· Go to the output folder and run setup.exe
· Leave all the defaults as you work your way through the wizard
5 Minutes
8.

Install SQLXML 3.0 SP2
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· Accept all the defaults and do a complete install
· Ignore the warning regarding the SOAP Toolkit

3 Minutes
9.

Install Office 2003
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· Accept all the defaults and do a complete install 30-45 Minutes
10. Install Office 2003 SP1
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· Accept all the defaults and do a complete install 10 Minutes
11.

Install Visual Studio.NET 2003
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· Install any Visual Studio.NET Prerequisites
· Accept all the defaults and do a complete install
· Install the product documentation (full)
· Check for the latest service releases
· Check for any critical updates at the windows update site
45-60 Minutes
12.

Remove FrontPage Server Extensions (FPSE)

· Follow these steps to remove FPSE from the Default Web Site
    1. Go to start, run, type inetmgr and click OK
    2. Expand the Web Sites folder under your server
    3. Right click default web site
    4. Go to All Tasks, Remove Server Extensions 2002
    5. Select Yes for Full Uninstall and click Uninstall button
    6. Close the browser
3 Minutes
13. Install Windows SharePoint Services (WSS)
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· Choose the Server Farm Installation
· At the end of the installation you will configure the product (next step)
10 Minutes
14. Configure Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) · Set Application Pool Settings
    1. Enter WSSAdminAppPool for the application pool name
    2. Enter your credentials for the account name
    3. Click OK
· Set Configuration Database Server
    1. Start SQL Server if it is not already started
    2. Enter your computer name in the text field
    3. Enter WSSDB as the database name
    4. Leave the other sections with their default settings and click OK
· Extend Virtual Server
    1. Click Extend or Upgrade Virtual Server
    2. Choose the Default Web Site
    3. Choose Extend and Create a Content Database
    4. Enter BTSAdminAppPool for the application pool name
    5. Enter your credentials for the account name   
    6. In the Site Owner area, enter an e-mail address
    7. Leave the other sections with their default settings and click OK
10 Minutes
15. Install Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) 4.0 with Service Pack 2
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· Download msxml.msi
·
Accept all the defaults during installation

1 Minute
16.

Install Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) 3.0 with Service Pack 4
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· Download msxml3xxx.msi (xxx stands for three letter acronym for the language)
·
Accept all the defaults during installation
· You will need to restart the computer when finished
1 Minute
17.

Install Microsoft Office XP Tool: Web Components (OWC10)
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· Nothing to note 1 Minute
18.

Install Knowledge Base Article 838166
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· Accept all the defaults during installation 2 Minutes
Installing & Configuring BizTalk Server 2004 (1 Hour)
Step Task to Perform Notes Estimated Time
1. Install BizTalk Server 2004
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· Accept all the defaults and do a complete install
· During the installation process, your server will restart
· At the end of the installation you will configure the product (next step)
25 Minutes
2. Configure BizTalk Server 2004 · Setting the Configuration Options
    1. Accept all the defaults on the first 7 screens and click Next
· Setting the Windows Services
    1. Shift+Select all the Windows Services and click Edit
    2. Enter your credentials and click OK
    3. Click Next
· Click Next until the wizard is finished
· Go add your user account to the BizTalk BAS Administrators group
· Backup the Master Secret Server
    1. Open a command prompt
    2. Browse to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Enterprise Single Sign-On\
    3. Type ssoconfig -backupsecret C:\ssobackup.bak
20 Minutes
3. Install BizTalk Server 2004 SP1
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· Released 1/26/05 10 Minutes
4. Install the latest Documentation
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· Ensure you do not have the existing help opened
· Restart the machine when finished
3 Minutes
Building the Sample Application (15 Minutes)
Step Task to Perform Notes Estimated Time
1. Install the SDK Refresh
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· Nothing to note 1 Minute
2. Build the "HelloWorld" Orchestration Sample · Follow the HelloWorld (BizTalk Server Sample) sample in the BizTalk Server documentation located at /SDK/Samples/Orchestrations/HelloWorld(BizTalk Server Sample). Here you will run a setup.bat file and perform a couple steps to test out the application. 10 Minutes
Comments (28)

  1. ANYMOUSE says:

    This rocks. Plain and simple.

  2. James says:

    This is exactly what I need! Nice job! It would be nice to have something like this for some of the other platforms like Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

  3. This is exactly what I needed. Yes, I was asked to install BizTalk 2004 and get it running without any experience. Most of the blogs I have read have nothing about installation. Thanks.

  4. pezmannen says:

    I´m installing on a single computer (Windows server 2003) Will these instructions work for me?

  5. Yes, the guide is for a single server build using Windows Server 2003. This will get you up and running with everything on one machine. I’ll be posting two more guides soon. One for Windows 2000 Server and one for Windows XP w/ SP2. Thanks!

  6. Joakim says:

    Hi, just noticed that Step 8 (Install SOAP Toolkit 2.0 SP2) has a bad link.

  7. The documentation monkeys behind Microsoft BizTalk Server have opened up blog shop. The Blogspot hosted communion professes not only to tell us about the wonders of BizTalk Server but Host Integration Server and Commerce Server. Content is sparse at last check like any new blog but they’ve made a good first dip in the water with a discursive entry about PKI and BizTalk. The credentials are impeccably bad-foot; these are the minions of the Mole that do this officially. They probably know the product like the front of a can of PBR….

  8. kumar says:

    this is really great and it helped me a lot.

    but while configuring biztalk server and WSS, will it open that configuration screen automatically or we have to locate it anywhere?

    if so where?

  9. Andrew Perkin says:

    Great notes – reality of adding the Critical Updates at stage two, especillay with SP1 on Win2003 is more like a couple of hours over standard DSL.

    I ahve also installed this using MS Virtual Server 2005 software to create a Virtual Windows 2003 installation which makes this a breeze running on my XP Pro desktop machine.

    Highly recommended if you have never used Virtual Server – its really easy to use though you need reasonable memory and processor capability (1Gb + Athlon 3200 or Pentium 3ghz would be sensible minimum).

  10. ahagman says:

    Word of caution:

    Don’t change SQL Server collation or if you do make sure that collation those ones that are described in BizTalk Server Installation guide.

    I did install SQL Server collation so that in the last BizTalk installation step failed.

    Lost lot of time…

  11. Abhilash M S says:

    There was lot of times when I wanted a good documentation for installign Biztalk and I feel the Installation…

  12. Rajan G says:

    The relevancy of this excellent check-list still stays intact. After a machine renaming by the ops folks on my machine, my biztalk 2004 stopped working. A wasted day of troubleshooting and trying to fix the problems by partially re-installing software ensued. Then I ditched the whole idea, uninstalled everything down to SQL Server 2000, took your list and went down step-by-step and got everything working back in half a day!

    Very good list..wish I had found it sooner.

  13. Gordon says:

    Excellent just what I was looking for. The MSXML 3.0 link will need to be updated.

  14. Tony says:

    I consistently get an error during BT configuration. It is during the BizTalk Host Configuration section and the error is "Creation of Adapter FILE Configuration Store failed. Accessis denied." This is on Windows 2003. Any ideas? I have run ConfigFramework.exe /u, and have completely removed and reinstalled with no success 🙁

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