BizTalk 2010 Installation and Configuration – Install Visual Studio 2010 (Part 3)

Posted: October 20, 2010  |  Categories: BizTalk

The BizTalk Server development tools are based on Visual Studio 2010. Therefore, at a minimum, you must have the Microsoft Visual C#® .NET portion of Visual Studio 2010 installed on your computer before installing the BizTalk Server Developer Tools and SDK component.

Visual Studio 2010 is not required if you are installing BizTalk Server on a production computer (runtime only), on which no application development or debugging will occur.

The BizTalk Server runtime components require .Net Framework 4 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. In addition, the .NET Framework 3.0 is required if the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) adapter or WCF Interceptor is installed.

To install Visual Studio 2010

  1. Insert the Visual Studio 2010 installation disk into the DVD-ROM drive.
  2. Click Install Visual Studio 2010.
  3. After the installation loads, click Next.
  4. On the Start page, accept the license agreement, type your Product Key and any other necessary information, and then click Next.
  5. On the Options page, select Custom, and then click Next.
    install visual studio custom
  6. Under Select features to install, clear all features except Visual C#, and then click Install. (I chose to install other features as well, but not necessary)
    install visual studio features

    Your version of Visual Studio may include Microsoft SQL Server Express as an optional feature. Do not install this feature, as it will cause BizTalk Server setup to fail.
  7. On the Finish page, click Finish.
  8. On the Visual Studio Setup screen, click Exit.

Note: Once again, after this installation, I like to do a Windows update, this step is not necessary.

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Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc. He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community.

2 thoughts on “BizTalk 2010 Installation and Configuration – Install Visual Studio 2010 (Part 3)”

  1. I reccomend installing VC++ because this is required in order to build the ESB toolkit samples. Also, VB.NET must be installed in order to work with WF 4 in VS 2010. I used to not install these but now there are good reasons to install them.

    Ben Cline

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