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Administration Tools

As a Microsoft® BizTalk® Server 2004 administrator, depending on your deployment, you must administer the following:

  • BizTalk administration objects
  • Business Activity Services (BAS) Web site
  • Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) dynamic infrastructure
  • BAM Event Bus Service
  • BAM Configuration Schema
  • BAM Query Web Service
  • Human Workflow Services
  • Health and Activity Tracking

Administration objects

BizTalk Server 2004 provides the following tools for managing administration objects:

  • BizTalk Administration console. Administrators use the BizTalk Administration console to perform administrative tasks. The BizTalk Administration console provides a large subset of the objects and tasks that are available through WMI. For information about using the BizTalk Administration console, see Using the BizTalk Administration Console.
  • Microsoft® Windows® Management Instrumentation (WMI) SDK. Administrators use Microsoft® Windows® Management Instrumentation (WMI) to create and run scripts that automate administrative tasks. For information about using WMI, see WMI Class Reference.

    The WMI model exposes and simplifies administrative APIs. All administration APIs expose some form of the following operations on every object they manage: create, enumerate, modify, and delete. WMI exposes this functionality in a consistent manner for all WMI objects.

  • BizTalk Explorer. Solutions developers use BizTalk Explorer in Microsoft® Visual Studio® .NET to perform administrative tasks. BizTalk Explorer provides developers working in a single computer environment access to administration tools. For information about using BizTalk Explorer in Visual Studio .NET, see Managing Business Processes Using BizTalk Explorer.

There are a few administration tasks, which you can perform only through the Explorer Object Model. BizTalk Server provides WMI objects that enable you to access these objects without having to use BizTalk Explorer or the BizTalk Explorer Object Model. .

For information about when to use each of the administration tools, see BizTalk Explorer and the BizTalk Administration console and Determining the Right Tool For Your Task.

For information about the BizTalk Server administration objects, see About BizTalk Server Administration.

Business Activity Services Web site

  • The Business Activity Services (BAS) Web site is a Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint™ Services Web service site that provides business users with a simple to use interface that they can use to interact with trading partners and business processes in a familiar environment.
  • For information about using the BAS Web site, see the "Business Activity Services" topic in the Information Workers Users Guide.
  • For information about administering the BAS Web site, see Managing Business Activity Services.

Business Activity Monitoring

Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) uses a Microsoft Excel workbook to provide business users with a way to see a real-time holistic view of business processes. Administrators manage the following:

  • Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) dynamic infrastructure. Administrators use the BAM Management Utility to managed the BAM dynamic infrastructure. For information about managing the BAM dynamic infrastructure, see Managing the BAM Dynamic Infrastructure.
  • BAM Event Bus Service. Administrators use the BAM Event Bus Service snap-in to manage the BAM Event Bus Service. For information about managing the BAM Event Bus Service, see Managing the BAM Event Bus Service.
  • BAM Configuration Schema. Administrators update the BAMConfiguration.xml file to set values for BAM database and Data Transformation Services parameters. For information about the BAM configuration schema, see BAM Configuration Schema.
  • BAM Query Web Service. Administrators use the Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) Web service to query individual instance data stored in the tracking database. For information about updating the BAM Query Web Service password, see Managing the BAM Query Web Service.

Health and Activity Tracking data

Administrators use the Health and Activity Tracking tool for monitoring purposes.

Human Workflow Services

Administrators use the BizTalk Human Workflow Services (HWS) Administration console to manage human workflow objects. For information about using the HWS Administration console, see Using the HWS Administration Console.

Administrators use WMI to create and run scripts that perform HWS administrative tasks. For information about using WMI to administration HWS, see Human Workflow Services Classes.

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