BizTalk 2013 Installation and Configuration – Install and Configure BizTalk Server 2013 (Part 9)

In this section, you’ll install BizTalk Server, confirm that the installation succeeded, and then configure BizTalk Server.

When you installed SQL Server, setup granted your account Database Administrator rights. Since these rights are also required for installing BizTalk Server, you must do one of the following:

  • Use the same account you used when you installed SQL Server.
  • Or make sure the account you’re using now also has Database Administrator rights and is also a local administrator.

To install BizTalk Server 2013

  • Close any programs you have open. Run the BizTalk Server 2013 installer as Administrator.
  • On the Start screen, click “Install Microsoft BizTalk Server 2013”


  • On the Customer Information screen, type your user name and organization, enter your product key, and then click “Next”


  • On the License Agreement screen, accept the license agreement, and then click “Next”


  • On the Customer Experience Improvement Program screen, specify whether you want to participate in the program, and then click “Next”
    • BizTalk Server 2013 participates in the Customer Experience Improvement Program. As part of this support, you can choose to provide useful feedback to Microsoft regarding feature usage reporting functionality of BizTalk Server. The data collected from you is anonymous and cannot be used to identify you. Microsoft collects feature usage statistics as part of this program. By participating in this program, you can help improve the reliability and performance of various features of BizTalk Server. For more information about this program and its privacy policy, see Microsoft BizTalk Server CEIP Privacy Policy (


  • On the Component Installation screen, review the available components and select the ones you want to install.
    • Choose all possible components
    • Accept the default installation location or click Browse to move to the location where you want to install BizTalk Server 2013.
    • And then click “Next”



  • If your computer is missing a prerequisite component such as ADOMD.NET, Setup can install the redistributable prerequisites. You can either:
    • Select “Automatically install the redistributable prerequisites from the web”
    • Or if you prefer you can select “Automatically install the redistributable prerequisites from a CAB file” if you have already downloaded the CAB file. If you select this, you can then browse to the location of the CAB file and select it.
    • And then click “Next” to continue.


  • On the Summary screen, verify that the components that you select to install are correct.
    • To enable auto-logon after a system reboot, click “Set” and provide your logon information. Auto-logon is enabled only for reboots during setup and is disabled when setup is complete.
    • Click “Install” to start the installation process.


  • On the Microsoft Update Setup screen, specify whether you want to use Microsoft Update for checking for regular updates from Microsoft:
    • Select “Use Microsoft Update when I check for updates (recommended)”
    • And then click “Next” to continue.


  • On the Installation Completed screen, clear the “Launch BizTalk Server Configuration” check box, and then click “Finish”


Verify Your Installation

You can check to see whether your installation was successful by using either Programs and Features or the Registry.

To verify installation using Programs and Features

  • Press the “Windows key” to switch to Metro UI.
  • Type “Programs and Features” and click in “Programs and Features” option on Settings menu.
  • When the list is fully populated, look for BizTalk Server 2013. If it appears in the list, setup succeeded.


To verify installation using the Registry:

  • Press the “Windows key” to switch to Metro UI and type “regedit” and click in “regedit” option on Apps menu.


  • When the Registry opens, browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\BizTalk Server\3.0
    • If files exist in the 3.0 folder, setup succeeded.


  • Close the Registry, and then close the command prompt.

Configure BizTalk Server 2013

Use the following procedure to complete a basic configuration of BizTalk Server. For information on customizing your configuration, see Custom Configuration.

Note: If your BizTalk Server environment uses SQL Server 2012 and you wish to configure BAM Alerts, you must have already configured SQL Server Database Mail feature.

To configure BizTalk Server 2013 using Basic Configuration:

  • Press the “Windows key” to switch to Metro UI and type “BizTalk Server Configuration” or “BizTalk”, right-click “BizTalk Server Configuration” option on Apps menu, and then click Run as Administrator.


  • On the Microsoft BizTalk Server 2013 Configuration screen, apply the following configurations and then click “Configure” to continue:
    • Select “Basic configuration” option
    • In the “Database server name” field under “Database” properties, enter the name of the local computer.
    • In the “Service credential” properties, type the “User name” and “Password” for the account that the BizTalk services will run under.


  • Note: You may receive a warning if you enter a user name with administrative credentials on this computer. Click “Yes” to continue.


  • On the Summary screen, review the configuration about to be performed, and then click “Next”


  • On the Completion screen, click “Finish”


We now have BizTalk Server 2013 Installed and Configured!!!


Pin BizTalk Server Administration to taskbar

Everybody knows that BizTalk Server Administration Console is the most important tool, it’s a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) that you can use to manage and monitor BizTalk Server, and that you can use to deploy and manage your BizTalk Server applications.

With the new UI in Windows Server 2013, almost all programs are “hidden” and can be easily be accessed through context search from the metro UI. However be constantly doing this type of operation eventually becomes annoying.

So to be able to quickly and easily access BizTalk Server Administration Console you can pin the console to the taskbar, to accomplish that you need:

  • Press the “Windows key” to switch to Metro UI and type “BizTalk Server Administration” or “BizTalk” and right click in “BizTalk Server Administration” option on Apps menu to open the options bar at the bottom of the window.
  • In the options bar, select “Pin to taskbar” option to add “BizTalk Server Administration” to your desktop taskbar.



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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.

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  • Helder Soares

    Hi all, I was following this great step by step document, but at the end my instalation failed at BAM Portal with error “BizTalk 2013 BAM Portal : Attempted to read or write protected memory”, after some research at Google I’ve find the solution at Michael Jarnett Blog (

    Thanks for this great article Sandro.

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  • Anonymous

    Configuration fails, unfortunately, at the BizTalk-step, due to issues with MSDTC. I’m running on a W2008R2 VM… Haven’t found out how to resolve the problem yet…

  • MSTechNewbie

    In order to develop BizTalk Server solutions, do I need to install BizTalk Server (Developer Edition) locally on my development PC, or just install a BizTalk Server feature or component (giving me the project template) in Visual Studio? Thanks in advance for any help you may provide.

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  • Hello Sandro, first of all, congratulations for your blog, it is very useful for Biztalk users.

    While installing Biztalk server (part 9), when I try to check the option “Developer tools & SDK” it appears as an unavailable. I get the message “At least one of the requirements for this option is not installed or it doesn’t met”

    Could you please tell me why this option is unavailable?

    Thank you for your help!

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