Creating BizTalk Server 2016 Developer from Azure Gallery Image

Posted: March 21, 2017  |  Categories: Azure BizTalk Cloud Development
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Published by: Bill Chesnut

The process for creating a BizTalk 2016 Developer machine with 2016 has changed from the previous versions, the Azure Gallery Image does not have SQL, Visual Studio or BizTalk installed, so I will walk you through those steps here.

Start with either the Classic or ARM Azure Gallery Image (ARM Image show below)

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Logon to your newly created machine

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You might want to turn off the IE Enhanced Security Configuration or you will be prompted for every website you visit

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The image does not contain Visual Studio or SQL so you will need to download those:

You might need to signup for a free Visual Studio Dev Essentials subscription on http://my.visualstudio.com

SQL 2016 Developer:

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Visual Studio 2015 (Community is free, use Professional or Enterprise if you have an MSDN subscription)

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SQL Server Management Tools – http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=822301

You should now have these files in your download directory

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Installing SQL 2016 Developer Edition

We are now going to install SQL 2016 Developer Edition on the image

Note: for this installation I will be using the Administrator (bizadmin) for all services, you can use the accounts dictated by your companies security policies

Double Click on the SQL Installation ISO to mount it image
Double Click on setup to start the SQL Installer image
Click Installation in the left menu, then Click New SQL Server (as shown) image
Click Next image
Accept License Terms and Click Next image
Check “Use Microsoft Update to check for updates”, Then Click Next image
Click Next image
Select the required features

Note: Other features may be select if you plan on using them in your development environment

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Click Next image
Click Next image
Change Service Account and Password to the account you want to use

Change Startup Type on SQL Server Agent to Automatic

Click Next

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Click Add Current User, then Click Next image
Click Add Current User, then Click Next image
Click Install

Note: you can copy the ConfigurationFile.ini if you need to repeat this process on several images

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Installation Complete, Click Close image
Open SQL Server 2016 Configuration Manager, from the menu image
For BizTalk we are required to enable TCP/IP and Named Pipes and disable Shared Memory

Close Configuration Manager

Note: for this to come into effect a restart of SQL is required, I normally reboot the machine after the Visual Studio Installation in complete.

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Installing SQL Management Tools

We are now going to install SQL 2016 Management Tools on the image

Double Click on the setup application image
Click Install image
Installation Complete, Click Close image

Installing Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition

We are now going to install Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition on the image

Note: if you have MSDN subscription, feel free to install professional or enterprise

Double Click on the installer application image
For BizTalk the default is all that is required, feel free to do a custom install

Click Install

Note: this install may take some time, it is using the web installer and will need to download all the required files

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Installation Complete

Click Launch

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Click Sign In image
Click Tools, Click Extensions and Updates image
Install all of the updates

Visual Studio is now ready to go

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Installing BizTalk Server 2016 Developer Edition

We are now going to install BizTalk Server 2016 Developer Edition on the image

Open the “BizTalk Server 2016 Developer Installation files” folder image
Open the “BizTalk Server” folder image
Double Click on “Setup” image
Click “Install Microsoft BizTalk Server 2016” image
Enter “User Name” & “Organization”

Click Next

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Accept the License Agreement

Click Next

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Select the components as shown imageimage
Click Next image
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Click Install image
Installation Complete

Click Finish

Note: the “BizTalk Server Configuration” will automatically launch after you click Finish

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Configuring BizTalk Server 2016 Developer Edition

We are now going to configure BizTalk Server 2016 Developer Edition on the image

Enter the “User name” and “Password” that you want to use for the BizTalk Server Services, I am using the administrators account but feel free to create and use another account

Click Configure

Note: Ignore the warning about administrator account, this is a developer machine not production

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Click Next image
Configuration Complete

Click Finish

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Installing LOB Adapters

We are now going to Install the LOB Adapters & SDK on the image

Double Click on Setup image
Click “Install Microsoft BizTalk Adapters” image
Click Step 1… to install SDK

Follow Setup Wizard

Note: I typically do a Complete install in everything in the Adapter Pack on a developer machine

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Click Step 2… to install Adapter Pack

Follow Setup Wizard

Note: I typically do a Complete install in everything in the Adapter Pack on a developer machine

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Click Step 3… to install Adapter Pack (x64)

Follow Setup Wizard

Note: I typically do a Complete install in everything in the Adapter Pack on a developer machine

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(Optional)
Click Step 4… to install Adapter for Enterprise Applications

Follow Setup Wizard

Note: I typically do a Complete install in everything in the Adapter Pack on a developer machine

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Open the BizTalk Server Administration Console

Expand Tree, Right Click Adapters, Click New, Click Adapter

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Type Name WCF-SQL, Select WCF-SQL from Adapter drop down list

Click OK

Note: this is the only adapter I typically add, but feel free to add the rest of the adapters if you development project is going to need them.

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Installing & Configuring ESB Toolkit (Optional)

We are now going to Install and Configure ESB Toolkit on the image

Double Click Setup image
Click “Install Microsoft BizTalk ESB Toolkit” image
Accept License agreement

Click Next

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Click Next

Note: JMA is optional, I typically don’t install it.

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Click Install image
Installation Complete

Click Finish

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Click ESB Configuration Tool from the Menu image
Enter Highlighted Fields

Click ESB BizTalk Applications

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Configure ESB BizTalk Applications as shown

Click “”

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Once Configuration Completes, Close Configuration tool image

Final Configuration for Developer Image

We are now going to do the final configuration on the image

Open Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio from the Menu image
Connect to your database server

Click Connect

Note: full stop or period means local machine

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Click “New Query” image
For a developer image of BizTalk is it not necessary to create transaction logs for the BizTalk Databases, so the command below will set all database into simple recovery mode so no transaction logs are created and not database backups are required

Execute the Query

select ‘alter database [‘+name+’] set recovery simple’ from master.sys.databases where database_id > 4 and state_desc = ‘online’

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Copy the output of the previous command into a new query window image
Click Execute

Note: all the databases are in simple recovery mode so there is no need to configure the BizTalk Backup Job

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To keep the tracking database for becoming large on the developer image, we need to setup the DTA Purge Job

Right click on the “DTA Purge and Archive (BizTalkDTADb)”

Click Properties

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Change the name to “DTA Purge (BizTalkDTADb)”

Click Steps

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Edit the Step image
Change the step name to “Purge”

Update the Command to the text below

Click Ok, Click Ok

declare @dtLastBackup datetime
set @dtLastBackup = GetUTCDate()
exec dtasp_PurgeTrackingDatabase 1, 10, 11, @dtLastBackup

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Right click on the “DTA Purge (BizTalkDTADb)”

Click Enable

Note: you can then do the same and select “Start Job at Step” to make sure you don’t have any syntax errors.

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Conclusion

This finished the basic configuration with a few extra, if you are using BizUnit, BTDF, SpecFlow or any other tools, you will need to install them now.

I would also recommend running windows update to get the latest updates installed

I hope this instruction and screen shots help you get your BizTalk Server 2016 Developer Azure Gallery Image up and running smoothly

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