In memory of Howard S. Edidin – How to install BizTalk Server 2020 Accelerator for HL7 in a standalone machine

Recently a friend of mine, Howard S. Edidin, a truly T-Rex, passed away. He was a former BizTalk Server MVP and he dedicated most of his professional life to BizTalk Server and HL7, work that you can find perpetuated in this book: HL7 for BizTalk. I personally couldn’t find a better way to honor him than this way: How to install BizTalk Accelerator for HL7 in a standalone machine.

Install BizTalk Accelerator for HL7

Starting with BizTalk Server 2013 R2 and newer versions, the BTAHL7 installation includes a 32-bit installation package (BizTalk Accelerators\A4HL7 on the BizTalk Server ISO) and a 64-bit installation package (BizTalk Accelerators\A4HL7(64) on the BizTalk Server ISO).

On a 32-bit computer, install only the 32-bit package. On a 64-bit computer, install the 32-bit or 64-bit package. The 64-bit package enables the adapter and pipelines to run in both 32-bit and 64-bit mode.

Note: The user installing and configuring BTAHL7 must be a member of the BizTalk Administrators group, and a member of the Administrators group on the SQL Server where the BTAHL7 data is stored.

Note: BizTalk Server should have the basic components installed and configured, including a 32-bit BizTalkServerApplication host with standard out of the box adapters, Enterprise Single Sign-on (SSO), the Group, and Runtime.

To install BizTalk Accelerator for HL7 we need to:

  • Run the BizTalk Accelerator for HL7 (A4HL7) setup.exe as Administrator.
  • On the Welcome to the Wizard for Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for HL7 page, select Next.
  • On the License Agreement page, accept the terms, and then select Next.
  • On the Customer Information page, enter your user name and organization, and then select Next.
  • On the Setup Type page, select the Typical setup, and then select Next.
  • On the Logging Service Account page, leave the default group names and select Next.
    • The Logging Service Account page automatically gives the following groups the logging permissions:
      • BizTalk Server Administrators
      • BizTalk Application Users
      • BizTalk Server B2B Operators
      • BizTalk Server Operators
  • On the Summary of features being installed page, review the summary, and select Next.
  • On the Destination Folder page, select Next to use the default folder. Or, select Change to choose a different installation folder.
  • On the Logging Database Information page, leave the default configuration, and then select Next.
    • Database Server Name: The default value is the server name (name of the computer that the BizTalkMgmtDb database resides – you cannot change this value.).
    • HL7 Database name: Enter the name of the database that contains the data for your BTAHL7 solution, or accept the default setting, which is BTAHL7
      • You must use the ANSI-ASCII character set per database requirements; BTAHL7 does not support other character sets.
  • On the Ready to Install the Program page, select Install.
  • On the InstallShield Wizard Completed page, select Finish to complete.

RIP Howard!

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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