BizTalk Server 2013 R2: Installation and Configuration – Enable Internet Information Services (Part 2)

Posted: January 5, 2015  |  Categories: Administration BizTalk

This next posts will focus on installing the BizTalk prerequisites and perform the necessary configuration on the BizTalk Server machine.

Before installing BizTalk Server or its prerequisites, make sure you have installed the latest critical Windows updates from Microsoft.

Enable Internet Information Services

Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) provides a Web application infrastructure for many BizTalk Server features. BizTalk Server requires IIS for the following features:

  • HTTP adapter
  • SOAP adapter
  • Windows SharePoint Services adapter
  • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption
  • BAM Portal
  • EDI
  • UDDI

To install IIS 8.5, use the following steps:

  • Start by running the “Server Manager”, if it is not already open, from either:
    • On the Windows taskbar, click the Server Manager button
    • On the Start screen, click the Server Manager.
  • Under the “Manage” menu, select “Add Roles and Features” (or press “Add roles and features” under the Dashboard panel)
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 iis server manager
  • On the Before You Begin screen, click “Next”
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 iis add roles and features before you begin
  • On the Installation Type screen, select “Role-based or feature-based installation” and click “Next”
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 iis add roles and features installation type
  • On the Server Selection screen, select the appropriate server, leave the default options and click “Next”
    • Select a server from the server pool
    • local is selected by default
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 Install IIS Server Selection screen
  • On the Server Roles screen, select “Web Server (IIS)” option
    • If prompted, click “Add Features”, and then click “Next”
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 Install IIS Server Roles Web Server ISS Add Roles and features Wizard
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 iis add roles and features server roles
  • On the Features screen, no additional features are needed for IIS, however, in addition to the default values, we will need or should select the following options:
    • .Net Framework 3.5 Features
    • SMTP Server (If prompted, click “Add Features”) – optional
    • Windows Identity Foundation 3.5 – optional: Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) is required for the SharePoint Services adapter or SharePoint Online when used with SharePoint Services Client-Side Object Model (CSOM).
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 iis add roles and features features
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 iis add roles and features features SMTP Server Windows Identity Foundation
  • Then click “Next”
  • On the Web Server Role (IIS) screen, click “Next”
  • On the Role Services screen under Web Server Role (IIS), we will customize our installation of IIS with the following options:
    • Common HTTP Features
      • Default Document
      • Directory Browsing
      • HTTP Errors
      • Static Content
    • Health and Diagnostics
      • Http Logging
      • Logging Tools
      • ODBC Logging
      • Request Monitor
      • Tracking
    • Performance
      • Static Content Compression
      • Dynamic Content Compression
    • Security
      • Request Filtering
      • Basic Authentication
      • Digest Authentication
      • Windows Authentication
    • Application Development
      • Select all options
  • o Management Tools
    • IIS Management Console
    • IIS 6 Management Compatibility
      • IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility
      • IIS 6 Management Console
      • IIS 6 Scripting Tools
      • IIS 6 WMI Compatibility
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 iis add roles and features roles services
  • Then click “Next”
  • On the Confirmation screen, click “Install”
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 iis- add roles and features confirmation
  • When the IIS installation completes, the wizard reflects the installation status on the Results screen
  • Click “Close” to exit the wizard.

Running the BAM Portal in a 64-bit Environment

BAMRunning the BAM Portal in a 64-bit Environment Portal runs only runs in a 32-bit mode. If you are using Internet Information Services (IIS) in a 64-bit environment, you must set IIS to 32-bit mode to run the BAM portal. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Open a command prompt as administrator and run the adsutil command.
    • To do this, press the “Windows key” to switch to the Start screen and type “cmd” in the Start Search box, right-click on “Command Prompt” and select from the context menu the “Run as administrator” option.
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 cmd run as administrator
  • Type the following at the command prompt: cscript c:\inetpub\adminscripts\adsutil.vbs SET W3SVC/AppPools/Enable32bitAppOnWin64 1
  • Close the command prompt.


  • Press the “Windows key” to switch to the Start screen.
  • Type “Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager” or “IIS” and click on “Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager” option on Apps menu.
  • Expand the server and click on “Application Pools” to display available application pools in the center panel.
  • Right-click on ‘DefaultAppPool’ and select “Advanced Settings”.
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 iis application pools
  • Change the value of ‘Enable 32-bit Applications’ from False to True. Click “OK”.
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 iis application pools advanced settings

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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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