BizTalk Server 2013 R2: Installation and Configuration – Install and Configure BizTalk Server 2013 R2 (Part 9)

This next posts will focus on installing and configuring BizTalk Server 2013 R2 and additional components

Make sure that you have installed all the latest critical Windows updates from Microsoft and all the prerequisites before you install BizTalk Server 2013 R2.

Install BizTalk Server 2013 R2

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 R2:

  • Close any programs you have open. Run the BizTalk Server 2013 R2 installer as Administrator.
  • On the Start page, click “Install Microsoft BizTalk Server 2013 R2”
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 installation start screen
  • On the Customer Information page, type your user name and organization, enter your product key, and then click “Next”
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 installation customer information screen
  • On the License Agreement page, accept the license agreement, and then click “Next”
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 installation license agreement screen
  • On the Customer Experience Improvement Program page, specify whether you want to participate in the program, and then click “Next”
    • BizTalk Server 2013 R2 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.
58-BizTalk-Server-2013-R2-installation-customer-experience-improvement-program-screen
  • On the Component Installation page, 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 R2.
    • And then click “Next”
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 installation component installation screen
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 installation component installation screen
  • On the Redistribute Prerequisites page, if your computer is missing a prerequisite component such as ADOMD.NET, Setup is able to install redistributable prerequisites automatically either from the Web or from a pre-downloaded CAB file. You can either:
    • Select “Automatically install the redistributable prerequisites from the web”, this option will require internet access.
    • 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.
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 installation redistributable prerequisites screen
  • On the Summary page, verify that the components that you select to install are correct.
    • To enable auto-logon after a system reboot, click “Set” and provide your login information. Auto-logon is enabled only for reboots during setup and is disabled when setup is complete.
    • Click “Install” to start the installation process.
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 installation summary screen
  • On the Installation Completed page, clear the “Launch BizTalk Server Configuration” checkbox, and then click “Finish”
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 installation installation completed screen

Verify Your Installation

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

To verify the installation using Programs and Features

  • Press the “Windows key” to switch to the Start screen.
  • Type “Programs and Features” and click on “Programs and Features” option from the Search menu.
  • When the list is fully populated, look for “BizTalk Server 2013 R2 <Edition name> Edition”. If it appears in the list, the setup was succeeded.
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 verify your installation program and features

To verify the installation using the Registry:

  • Press the “Windows key” to switch to the Start screen, type “Regedit” and click in “Regedit” option from the Search menu.
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 verify your installation regedit
  • When the Registry opens, browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\BizTalk Server\3.0
    • If files exist in the 3.0 folder, the setup was succeeded.
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 verify your installation regedit
  • Close the Registry, and then close the command prompt.

Configure BizTalk Server

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 2014 and you wish to configure BAM Alerts, you must have already configured SQL Server Database Mail feature.

To configure BizTalk Server 2013 R2 using Basic Configuration:

  • Press the “Windows key” to switch to the Start screen, type “BizTalk Server Configuration” or “BizTalk”, right-click “BizTalk Server Configuration” option from the Search menu, and then click Run as Administrator.
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 biztalk server configuration
  • On the Microsoft BizTalk Server 2013 R2 Configuration page, 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.
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 microsoft biztalk server configuration screen

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

BizTalk Server 2013 R2 biztalk server configuration warning screen
  • On the Summary page, review the configuration about to be performed, and then click “Next”
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 biztalk server configuration summary screen
  • On the Completion page, click “Finish”
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 biztalk server configuration completion screen

We now have BizTalk Server 2013 R2 successfully Installed and Configured!!!

BizTalk Server 2013 R2 biztalk server administration console

Pin BizTalk Server Administration to the 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 2012 or 2012 R2, almost all programs are “hidden” and can be easily be accessed through context search from the Start screen. 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 the Start screen, type “BizTalk Server Administration” or “BizTalk” and right-click on “BizTalk Server Administration” option from the Search menu, and select “Pin to taskbar” option to add “BizTalk Server Administration” to your desktop taskbar.
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 pink taskbar biztalk administration console
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 pink taskbar biztalk administration console

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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 Server 2013 R2: Installation and Configuration – Install and Configure BizTalk Server 2013 R2 (Part 9)”

  1. Hi Sir I have installed Visual Studio Express 2013 for desktop , While I try to install the Biztalk server 2013 R2, The Developer Tools and SDK option is disabled, I am trying this since 2 days, but no luck. Can you please send me the what other component do i need to install to enable this option

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