Installing BizTalk Server 2020 in a Basic Multi-Computer Environment Guide

There are many things to consider when planning this type of installation. This whitepaper will explain in detail – a step-by-step guideline – how to install and configure Microsoft BizTalk Server 2020 on a basic multi-computer environment using Windows Server 2019, i.e., installation of BizTalk Server with a remote SQL Server (1 SQL Server and 1 BizTalk Server). There will be 3 virtual servers:

  • 1 Domain controller
  • 1 Virtual Machine to host SQL Server
    • Windows Server 2019
    • SQL Server 2019SQL Server 2019 Enterprise Edition
  • 1 Virtual Machine to host BizTalk Server.
    • Windows Server 2019
    • BizTalk Server 2020 Enterprise or Development Edition

In this scenario, I will perform a basic full installation of Microsoft BizTalk Server 2020, except for the SharePoint Adapter and additional components like Accelerators, ESB Toolkit or UDDI, emulating a production environment. The following components will be installed:

  • Enterprise Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • BizTalk Group
  • BizTalk Runtime
  • Business Rule Engine
  • BAM Tools and Alerts
  • BAM Portal (Although Microsoft has deprecated the BAM portal, it is still possible to install it.)
  • BizTalk EDI/AS2 Runtime
  • Microsoft BizTalk Adapters

This information will help you plan the installation and configuration of BizTalk Server 2020, applications, and components on which it depends focused on creating a UAT or Production environment (you can also follow this tutorial to help you create developer environments. However, if this is the case, you need to add some steps and additional components or software, in especially Visual Studio 2019).

Of course, it is assumed that all machines are already installed with the operating system and the latest critical Windows updates from Microsoft. Another presumption is that the domain controller is already installed and configured.

What’s in the Whitepaper for you?

This whitepaper will give you a detailed understanding of the following:

  • The need for a Domain Controller – Windows Groups and Service Accounts
  • Preparing Computers for Installation – Important considerations before setting up the
  • servers
  • Preparing and Install SQL Server 2019 machine
  • Prepare and install prerequisites on BizTalk Server 2020 machine
  • Testing environment connectivity
  • Install and configure BizTalk Server 2020 machine
  • Optimize the BizTalk Server 2020 environment

Where can you download it

You can download the whitepaper here:

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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