BizTalk 2013 Installation and Configuration – Install Visual Studio 2012 (Part 6)

Posted: May 13, 2013 in BizTalk
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The BizTalk Server development tools are based on Visual Studio. And like previous versions, at a minimum, you must have the Microsoft Visual C#® .NET component of Visual Studio installed on your computer if you wish to install the BizTalk Server Developer Tools and SDK component.

Note: Visual Studio 2012 is not required if you are installing BizTalk Server on a production computer (runtime only), on which no application development or debugging is required to be done.

The BizTalk Server runtime components require .NET Framework 4.5. In addition, the .NET Framework 3.0 is required if the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) adapter or WCF Interceptor is installed.

However, unlike previous versions of Visual Studio and the official documentation, with Visual Studio 2012 you cannot customize the features to install to the point of only install Visual C#, at least that I know of.

To install Visual Studio 2012:

  • Insert the Visual Studio 2012 installation disk into the DVD-ROM drive.
  • On the Start page, accept the license agreement by selecting “I agree to the License terms and conditions” and then click “Next”.

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  • On the Optional features to install page, you can clear all features, however I think that is important at least to install “Microsoft Web Developer Tools“. Add the following features to your installation:
    • Microsoft Web Developer Tools
    • Microsoft Office Developer Tools (not required)

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  • And then click “Install”
  • On the Finish page, close the window or click “Launch”.

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Important Note: Your version of Visual Studio will include Microsoft SQL Server Express or compact as an optional feature. This feature it may cause BizTalk Server setup to fail and should not be installed but as we cannot customize the Visual Studio 2012 installation, we should remove this features afterwards.

Remove Microsoft SQL Server Express

As I say previous your version of Visual Studio will include Microsoft SQL Server Express or compact as an optional feature. This feature it may cause BizTalk Server setup to fail and should not be installed but as we cannot customize the Visual Studio 2012 installation, it’s very important that we remove this features.

To avoid futures complications I choose to uninstall this two features:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express LocalBd
  • Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0 SP1 x4 ENU: Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0 is a free, embedded database that software developers can use for building ASP.NET websites and Windows desktop applications. SQL Server Compact 4.0 has a small footprint and supports private deployment of its binaries within the application folder, easy application development in Visual Studio and WebMatrix, and seamless migration of schema and data to SQL Server

To uninstall this features:

  • Press the “Windows key” to switch to Metro UI.
  • Type “Programs and Features” and click in “Programs and Features” option on Settings menu.

BTS-2013-VS-2013-Programs-Features-metro-UI

  • Select “Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express LocalBd” and click “Uninstall”.

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  • Repeat the process, select “Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0 SP1 x4 ENU” and click “Uninstall”.

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Comments
  1. […] BizTalk 2013 Installation and Configuration – Install Visual Studio 2012 (Part 6) […]

  2. I’m following this guide to install my new BizTalk 2013 DEV environment, and when installing VS2012 on my Win2012 VM I encountered a problem with the installer. It kept crashing on me… Adding the registry-key mentioned in this blog post fixed my problem: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/smondal/archive/2013/09/23/the-pipe-is-being-closed.aspx

    I thought it might be useful for other people facing the same problem.

    Thanks for making this superb guide Sandro!

  3. Hi Sandro,

    Thanks a ton for all that you do for BizTalk community. I stay humbled.

    I was installing BT 2013 R2 and ended up installing VS 2012 by mistake and my BizTalk server installation dint give me the SDK option, it is more of my fault since your post clearly says it is for BizTalk 2013 but somewhere I was following your later posts in this series ,the initial post starts with BT 2013 and later it switches to BT 2013 R2 .

    This is the greatest post series I have come across for BT 2013 R2 installation. It would be great if a note is there somewhere mentioning VS 2013 is needed in case you are installing BizTalk 2013 r2.

    Regards

  4. […] BizTalk 2013 Installation and Configuration – Install Visual Studio 2012 (Part 6) […]

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