After installing all of the prerequisites for BizTalk Server 2010, having downloaded BizTalk Server 2010 Evaluation version, we can finally start our BizTalk experience. In order to install the mentioned tool we unpack installation files double clicking the downloaded file.
We start our journey from unpacking installation files where it’s the most convenient for us.
Once unzipped, we need to find the proper setup file in the destination folder (c:\tmp\BizTalk\BT Server).
On the start screen we choose to skip reading installation guide and go straight to the Install BizTalk Server 2010.
On the next screen we agree for the already provided serial number and confirm other values clicking Next.
Having no other choice, we resort to accepting the terms of license agreement.
We don’t actually have to participate in the Customer Experience Program, but why not?
The next step is the one we’ve been waiting for, patiently clicking Nexts. But we don’t need to add any of the features which are not already selected. In Additional software group is for example SahrePoint Adapter, but it’s only available for install when we already have SharePoint Server on our computer. The most important thing: we can easily add features even after the installation. That’s why don’t bother to select anything else but default and decide to click Next.
In the next window we simply decide to do nothing and let the installer do the work for us. We choose, actually leave unchanged, Automatically install the redistributable prerequisites from the web and click Next.
We accept the list of prerequisites that will be downloaded for us and click Install.
If we’re lucky enough, everything goes fine and we see the following screen.
We decide to allow Windows Update to check for updates for BizTalk Server and click Next.
Can you believe it? We did it. We have successfully installed BizTalk Server 2010. We leave Launch BizTalk Server Configuration selected and click Finish.
What’s yet left for us is configuration. In the window shown below, there are values which have been set by default, but they do not meet our expectations.
We need to start, as we have already done before, from creating a new user account dedicated for BizTalk. How it’s done, you can read in Part 1.2 where a new user account for SQL Server 2008 R2 Instance was created.
We have to provide the Database server name corresponding to the SQL Server instance name, which we chose during SQL Server installation, that is: MSSQLSERVER. And apart from the database configuration, newly created user account data. Let’s name our user BizTalk. Funny thing about our SQL Server instance is that after clicking Configure we become Connection error. It turns out that the default setting, corresponding computer name (solemnly regret not having changed that!) was correct. So we bring back WIN-3D4NQKQQUI2 and click Configure once again.
This time success. Now we can review what components the installer is planning to install. For each component, or for the most of them, there’s going to be created a separate database. We simply click Next to proceed.
Installation starts and shows which components are already installed and which are pending.
It requires a little patience, but the result is a great reward. We have successfully configured BizTalk instance, which is shown below.
We click Finish and that’s all. We can now start BizTalk Server Administration Console, but to see that, wait and see the next part of this tutorial. If any Windows Update info message appears, accept it and install all the required updates (I am going to do the same throughout the whole tutorial).