BizTalk Server Repair Installation Error: Please insert the disk: 1

A funny error I found out on December 4, 2017, that I’m now recovering from my backlog to be published. While trying to repair a BizTalk Server 2016 installation on a virtual machine I got this annoying, funny and strange error: Please insert the disk: 1.

Microsoft BizTalk Server 2016 Installation Wizard

Please insert the disk: 1

BizTalk Server Please insert the disk: 1

and regardless of what I did back then, like running the execution file as an administrator, I was getting this error every time I was trying to repair the BizTalk Server installation.

And what I did back then was:

  • Attach the BizTalk Server ISO file in the DVD drive of Virtual Machine that was running in the Hyper-V;
  • And execute the installation file from the DVD drive of the VM;


Unfortunately, this message may appear if you are trying to repair the product from the CD/DVD drive and the reason is not clear for me.

I don’t know if this error occurred by the fact that in the original installation the ISO that was locally on the machine or it is just a coincidence.


The solution, however, is very simple:

  • Copy content of the BizTalk Server 2016 ISO to the local hard drive of the Virtual Machine – but I believe that this can be the same to other BizTalk Server versions;
  • And execute from the local Hard Drive the BizTalk Server setup file has an Administrator;

By doing that you will definitely solve the “Please insert the disk: 1” issue and you will be able to repair the existing installation.

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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