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  • Blog Post: Location of the BizTalk 2009 Redistributable CAB files

    We're in the midst of upgrade from BizTalk 2006 R2 to 2009 at my customer. In this environment, only the developers' workstations have internet access, so to install BizTalk 2009 on the servers, I have to download the redistributable CAB files manually, save them to a network share and specify their...
  • Blog Post: Using SQL instance name when using a static port

    Did you know that if you have a named instance of SQL, and that SQL instance is setup to use a static port (e.g. 2375 for something random), that you do not need to use the instance name when connecting to the SQL instance? For example, if I setup a server, called Server1, and I setup a named instance...
  • Blog Post: Enumerating the AddLocal parameters for a quiet BizTalk installation

    More adventures in scripting - I've been using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 to work on scripting server installations in our fledgling Hyper-V environment. The goal of this process is both to be able to quickly stand up new environments for disaster recovery as well as eliminating infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: Perms, perms, perms (or deploying BAM activities with cubes when Analysis Services runs as a different service account)

    This will be the first of a two part blog post about real-world adventures in BAM deployment. As time has proven over and over, permissions and environment variables tend to trip even the most careful planners up when deploying artifacts to non-development environments. I have developed a BAM solution...
  • Blog Post: Do I need to install SSIS on my BizTalk server to configure and use BAM? NO!

    The various supporting components required to support BizTalk are very well understood - we need Enterprise Single Sign On, SQL Server Database Services, SQL Server Integration Services if we're running BAM Tools (plus Analysis Services if we're enabling BAM Aggregations), SQL Server Notification Services...
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