BizTalk 2013 Installation and Configuration – Configure SQL Server Network Configuration protocols (Part 10)

Under certain stress conditions (such as clients accessing SQL Server from the same computer), the SQL Server Shared Memory protocol may lower BizTalk Server performance. You can resolve this problem by disabling the use of the Shared Memory network protocol in SQL Server Network Configuration. Also, to facilitate transactions between SQL Server and BizTalk Server, you must enable TCP/IP and Named Pipes in SQL Server.

To configure the protocols for SQL Server:

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

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  • In SQL Server Configuration Manager windows, from the left-hand pane expand “SQL Server Network Configuration” option and then click “Protocols for MSSQLSERVER”
    • Verify that both “TCP/IP” and “Named Pipes” are enabled;
      • If not, right-click in the protocol, and then click “Enable”
      • Repeat to enable the other protocol if necessary.
    • Verify that “Shared Memory” id Disable.
      • If not, right-click Shared Memory, and then click “Disable”

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  • In the left-hand pane, click “SQL Server Services”, right-click “SQL Server (MSSQLSERVER)”, and then click “Stop”. After the service has stopped, right-click “SQL Server (MSSQLSERVER)” again, and then click “Start”.

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  • Close SQL Server Configuration Manager.

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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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