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
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.
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Interestingly this also applies to BizTalk Standard to Enterprise upgrades if you run setup of a mounted ISO