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BizTalk Server Administration Model

The following table describes the four main areas of administration in Microsoft BizTalk Server 2002 and relevant administrative functions of each area.

Area of administrationAdministrative function overview
Server administration
  • Configure and manage server groups and servers.

  • Configure and manage receive functions.

  • Manage queues.
Application administration
Programmatic administration
Database administration

Server administration

In BizTalk Server 2002, server administration includes tasks such as managing and configuring server groups, adding, deleting and configuring servers, adding and configuring receive functions, and managing the shared queue for each server group. The following table describes the general server administrative tasks, their description, and where to find more information.

Administrative taskDescriptionWhere to find more information
Configure servers and server groups
  • Configure the connections for the Tracking and Shared Queue databases.

  • Configure transport services and parser order.

  • Configure server settings.
Manage queues
  • Delete and resubmit interchanges and documents.

  • View data and error messages.
Manage receive functions
  • Configure receive functions.
Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshoot server and document processing problems.

Application administration

Application administration includes configuring and managing the COM+ applications that host XLANG schedules, the default XLANG Scheduler application, and the Orchestration Persistence database that is created when you install BizTalk Server 2002. The following table describes the general application administrative tasks, their description, and where to find more information.

Administrative taskDescriptionWhere to find more information
Manage the default XLANG Scheduler application
  • Change the default settings for the XLANG Scheduler application.
Manage COM+ applications
  • Create COM+ applications to run specific XLANG schedules.

Programmatic administration

The management and administration of servers and applications can be done programmatically in Microsoft BizTalk Server 2002. The following table describes the general programmatic administrative tasks, their description, and where to find more information.

Administrative taskDescriptionWhere to find more information
Configure and manage the XLANG Scheduler System Manager, group managers, XLANG schedule instances, and XLANG ports
  • Start, stop, and retrieve information about the XLANG Scheduler System Manager and group managers.

  • Stop, suspend, resume, and retrieve information about all the schedules associated with a group.
Create application integration components (AIC)
Use documents and interchanges
  • Access the Suspended queue.

  • Read the Tracking database.

  • Submit documents.

  • View interchange and document data.
Manage file receive services
  • Perform file receive functions such as create, delete, and retrieve.
Manage queues
  • Retrieve queues by group.

  • Retrieve all queues.
Manage server groups
  • Perform server group functions such as create, delete, and retrieve.
Manage servers
  • Perform server functions such as create, delete, start, stop, and retrieve.
Manage the BizTalk Messaging Management database
  • Create and retrieve the BizTalk Messaging Management database.
Manage trading partner relationships
  • Set up messaging ports and channels for the exchange of data.

  • 1Create document definitions and envelopes.

  • Set organization properties.

For more information about using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and WMI Application programming, go to the MSDN Online Library (msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp) and search for "WMI Application Programming."

Database management

In addition to regular database maintenance and administration, such as compressing data files and backing up the database and transaction file logs, you must perform other database-related tasks, such as maintaining connectivity between BizTalk Server and Microsoft SQL Server, adding, deleting, and restoring databases, and configuring new databases. The following table describes general database administrative tasks, their description, and where to find more information.

Administrative taskDescriptionWhere to find more information
Manage databases
  • Configure and/or change the BizTalk Messaging Management database.

  • Create and configure new persistence databases.

  • Restore and/or manually remove the Tracking and Shared Queue databases.
Monitor traffic to the databases
  • Configure server settings.


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