BizTalk 2013 Installation and Configuration – Install SQL Server 2012 (Part 7)

Posted: May 14, 2013 in BizTalk
Tags: , , ,

BizTalk Server provides the capability to specify a business process and also a mechanism by which the applications used in that business process can communicate with each other. SQL Server is the main repository for this communication mechanism. For optimal performance, Microsoft recommends using the Enterprise Edition of SQL Server.

Note: Using SQL Server Express Edition is not recommended or supported. The Express edition does not include certain features needed by BizTalk Server.

To install SQL Server 2012:

  • Insert the SQL Server installation disk into the DVD-ROM drive. The setup program will begin automatically. If prompted for automatic installation of prerequisite software, click “OK”
  • On the SQL Server Installation Center, click “Installation” and then click “New SQL Server stand-alone or add features to an existing installation”


  • On the Setup Support Rules screen, review the information and then click “OK”


  • On the Product Key screen, enter your product key and click “Next”


  • On the License Terms screen, select “I accept the license terms”, and then click “Next”


  • On the Product Updates page, the latest available SQL Server product updates are displayed. Select “Include SQL Server product updates”, and then click “Next”


  • On the Install Setup files page, Setup provides the progress of downloading, extracting, and installing the Setup files. If an update for SQL Server Setup is found, and is specified to be included, that update will also be installed, Click “Install”
    • The System Configuration Checker verifies the system state of your computer before Setup continues.
    • If prompted to restart the computer, click “OK”


  • On the Setup Role page, select “SQL Server Feature Installation”, and then click “Next” to continue to the Feature Selection page.


  • On the Feature Selection screen, select the following features, and then click “Next”
    • Database Engine Services
      • SQL Server Replication
      • Full-Text and Semantic Extractions for Search
    • Analysis Services
    • Reporting Services – Native
    • Shared Features
      • SQL Server Data Tools
      • Client Tools Connectivity
      • Integration Services
      • Management Tools – Basic
        • Management Tools – Complete



  • On the Installation Rules page, Setup verifies the system state of your computer before Setup continues, and then click “Next”


  • On the Instance Configuration screen, select “Default instance”, leave the rest of the default values, and then click “Next” to continue.


  • Review the information on the Disk Space Requirements screen, this page calculates the required disk space for the features that you specify and compares with available disk space. Click “Next” to continue.


  • On the Server Configuration screen, you can specify login accounts for each SQL Server services. You can assign the same login account to all SQL Server services, or you can configure each service account individually. You can also specify whether services start automatically, are started manually, or are disabled (Microsoft recommends that you configure service accounts individually to provide least privileges for each service).
    • Leave the default login account to all SQL Server services
    • Configure all of them with the startup type: “Automatic”
    • And then click “Next”


  • On the Database Engine Configuration screen, select “Windows authentication mode”, click “Add Current User”, and then click “Next”
    • Authentication Mode: Select “Windows authentication mode”. If you select Mixed Mode Authentication, you must provide a strong password for the built-in SQL Server system administrator account.
    • Specify SQL Server administrators: You must specify at least one system administrator for the instance of SQL Server. To add the account under which SQL Server Setup is running, click “Add Current User”


  • On the Analysis Services Configuration screen, select “Multidimensional and Data mining Mode”, click “Add Current User”, and then click “Next”
    • Server Mode: Select “Multidimensional and Data mining Mode”. Server mode determines which memory and storage subsystems are used on the server. If you plan to run multidimensional cube databases on the server, choose the default option, Multidimensional and Data Mining server mode.
    • Specify which users have administrative permissions for Analysis Services: you must specify at least one system administrator for Analysis Services. To add the account under which SQL Server Setup is running, click Add Current User.


  • On the Reporting Services Configuration screen, select “Install and configure”, and then click “Next” to continue.


  • On the Error and Usage Reporting screen, leave the default values, and then click “Next”


  • On the Installation Configuration Rules screen, review the information and resolve any issues, and then click “Next”


  • On the Ready to Install screen, review the information, and then click “Install”


  • On the Complete screen, click “Close”


Note: Once again, after this installation, I like to do a Windows update, this step is not necessary.

Related links

  1. Just to keep in mind: if you use SQL 2012 with BizTalk 2013 you won’t be able to use BAM alerts. Notifications only work with SQL Server 2008 R2 for this milestone of BizTalk 2013.

  2. […] BizTalk 2013 Installation and Configuration – Install SQL Server 2012 (Part 7) […]

    • stefan says:

      Hi Sandro

      Thanks for providing this excellent description. There is just one little thing I was looking for and couldn’t find. This is related to server memory settings in SQL server configuration.
      Do you recommend to keep the default settings?
      There are discussions about keeping the default memory settings for dedicated SQL server DB engine installations only and adjust the settings in case of other applications/services installed on the same server. In these discussions, SSRS, SSIS and SSAS are even rated as other services and here we have BizTalk and IIS installed in addition.
      Example forthis kind of discussions may be

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s