BizTalk Server 2013 R2: Installation and Configuration – Install and Configure BizTalk Server 2013 R2 (Part 9)

Posted: January 13, 2015 in BizTalk
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This next posts will focus on installing and configuring BizTalk Server 2013 R2 and additional components

Make sure that you have installed all the latest critical Windows updates from Microsoft and all the prerequisites before you install BizTalk Server 2013 R2.

Install BizTalk Server 2013 R2

In this section you’ll install BizTalk Server, confirm that the installation succeeded, and then configure BizTalk Server.

When you installed SQL Server, setup granted your account Database Administrator rights. Since these rights are also required for installing BizTalk Server, you must do one of the following:

  • Use the same account you used when you installed SQL Server.
  • Or make sure the account you’re using now also has Database Administrator rights and is also local administrator.

To install BizTalk Server 2013 R2:

  • Close any programs you have open. Run the BizTalk Server 2013 R2 installer as Administrator.
  • On the Start page, click “Install Microsoft BizTalk Server 2013 R2”


  • On the Customer Information page, type your user name and organization, enter your product key, and then click “Next”


  • On the License Agreement page, accept the license agreement, and then click “Next”


  • On the Customer Experience Improvement Program page, specify whether you want to participate in the program, and then click “Next”
    • BizTalk Server 2013 R2 participates in the Customer Experience Improvement Program. As part of this support, you can choose to provide useful feedback to Microsoft regarding feature usage reporting functionality of BizTalk Server. The data collected from you is anonymous and cannot be used to identify you. Microsoft collects feature usage statistics as part of this program. By participating in this program, you can help improve the reliability and performance of various features of BizTalk Server. For more information about this program and its privacy policy, see Microsoft BizTalk Server CEIP Privacy Policy (


  • On the Component Installation page, review the available components and select the ones you want to install.
    • Choose all possible components
    • Accept the default installation location or click Browse to move to the location where you want to install BizTalk Server 2013 R2.
    • And then click “Next”



  • On the Redistribute Prerequisites page, if your computer is missing a prerequisite component such as ADOMD.NET, Setup is able to install redistributable prerequisites automatically either from the Web or from a pre-downloaded CAB file. You can either:
    • Select “Automatically install the redistributable prerequisites from the web”, this option will require internet access.
    • Or if you prefer you can select “Automatically install the redistributable prerequisites from a CAB file” if you have already downloaded the CAB file. If you select this, you can then browse to the location of the CAB file and select it.
    • And then click “Next” to continue.


  • On the Summary page, verify that the components that you select to install are correct.
    • To enable auto-logon after a system reboot, click “Set” and provide your logon information. Auto-logon is enabled only for reboots during setup, and is disabled when setup is complete.
    • Click “Install” to start the installation process.


  • On the Installation Completed page, clear the “Launch BizTalk Server Configuration” check box, and then click “Finish”


Verify Your Installation

You can check to see whether your installation was successful by using either Programs and Features or the Registry.

To verify installation using Programs and Features

  • Press the “Windows key” to switch to the Start screen.
  • Type “Programs and Features” and click in “Programs and Features” option from the Search menu.
  • When the list is fully populated, look for “BizTalk Server 2013 R2 <Edition name> Edition”. If it appears in the list, the setup was succeeded.


To verify installation using the Registry:

  • Press the “Windows key” to switch to the Start screen, type “regedit” and click in “regedit” option from the Search menu.


  • When the Registry opens, browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\BizTalk Server\3.0
    • If files exist in the 3.0 folder, the setup was succeeded.


  • Close the Registry, and then close the command prompt.

Configure BizTalk Server

Use the following procedure to complete a basic configuration of BizTalk Server. For information on customizing your configuration, see Custom Configuration.

Note: If your BizTalk Server environment uses SQL Server 2014 and you wish to configure BAM Alerts, you must have already configured SQL Server Database Mail feature.

To configure BizTalk Server 2013 R2 using Basic Configuration:

  • Press the “Windows key” to switch to the Start screen, type “BizTalk Server Configuration” or “BizTalk”, right-click “BizTalk Server Configuration” option from the Search menu, and then click Run as Administrator.


  • On the Microsoft BizTalk Server 2013 R2 Configuration page, apply the following configurations and then click “Configure” to continue:
    • Select “Basic configuration” option
    • In the “Database server name” field under “Database” properties, enter the name of the local computer.
    • In the “Service credential” properties, type the User name and Password for the account that the BizTalk services will run under.


    • Note: You may receive a warning if you enter a user name with administrative credentials on this computer. Click “Yes” to continue.


  • On the Summary page, review the configuration about to be performed, and then click “Next”


  • On the Completion page, click “Finish”


We now have BizTalk Server 2013 R2 successfully Installed and Configured!!!


Pin BizTalk Server Administration to taskbar

Everybody knows that BizTalk Server Administration Console is the most important tool, it’s a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) that you can use to manage and monitor BizTalk Server, and that you can use to deploy and manage your BizTalk Server applications.

With the new UI in Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2, almost all programs are “hidden” and can be easily be accessed through context search from the Start screen. However be constantly doing this type of operation eventually becomes annoying.

So to be able to quickly and easily access BizTalk Server Administration Console you can pin the console to the taskbar, to accomplish that you need:

  • Press the “Windows key” to switch to the Start screen, type “BizTalk Server Administration” or “BizTalk” and right click in “BizTalk Server Administration” option from the Search menu, and select “Pin to taskbar” option to add “BizTalk Server Administration” to your desktop taskbar.



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