"Fortunate are those who take the first steps.” ― Paulo Coelho

My Biztalk Server(BTS) Expedition – Part I


This weekend I had a usefull time in learning about Biztalk server and its importance. Thanks to Hari for sharing his Biztalk passion with me. I knew the importance of Biztalk server, but I never imagined about its new features in 2006. Wanna be a Integration Engineer.. Then you should know Biztalk fundas. I’m kind of guy interested in tweaking, configurin, installing, playing with settings, registry editing etc…besides all day I’m looking biztalk as a serious for Career opp in Application Integration path. All my expedition starts here ..
I started my biztalk passion 6 months back, But i never been into work environment/tried out any hands on lab. I stopped learning about concepts, tools and differeces etc……but today i tried out my very first sample app in biztalk by MS virtual lab. Even you can try out here
Following tools we need to consider for Biztalk environment
1. Visual Studion – Dev.Environment for Biztalk server
2. Host Integration Server (2004 or 2006)- Midrange or mainframe connectivity services
3. sql server- BI, Data storage,DTS and replication Services
4. MS office System- Excel, infopath, sharepoint portal server
5. MS vertical Accelerators- vertical specific accelerators for HIPAA, HL7, SWIFT, Rosettanet

The other day, Hari( my roommate ) was totally pissed of for biztalk server installation. Its prompts for,
Windows Server 2003 SP1,
SQL server SP4,
Infopath SP’s etc,
Biztalk Pre-Requ etc..It was kept on prompting one by one…so if you planned for a new installation better have all this list.

• Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1
• Microsoft Office Excel 2003 and Info Path 2003 with Service Pack 2
• Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 with Microsoft Visual C# .NET
• Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or Microsoft SQL Server 2000 with Service Pack 4
• Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services or Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services with  Service Pack 4
 • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Notification Services or Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Notification Services 2.0 with Service Pack 1
 • Microsoft Windows Share Point Services 2.0 with Service Pack 2

And also you need a Pre-Requisite cab file which you can download from MS site. The Pre-Req CAB file contains the following software:
· Office Web Components (OWC) 11
· Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8 SP1
· Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) 3.0 SP7
· Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) 6.0
· SQLXML 3.0 SP3
· Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
· ADOMD.Net-KB893091-v8.00.0991-x86.EXE

Here is our BUG-I group – Biztalk User Group- India, even you can see me in that picture for attending BUG-I group launch by Lakshmi, MVP ( Group Moderator ) Here is the BUG-I group link >

Let me know and help me out if anyone is expertise in Biztalk ..pls share with me

Happy weekend !


July 23, 2006 - Posted by | Biztalk Server- Begineer

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