Import and Export BizTalk Server Configuration

 

The BizTalk Server Configuration provides a high-level analysis on the configuration state of the features you have installed on the local machine. The tool allows you to configure and unconfigure features, configure security settings, and import and export configurations.

When you configure BizTalk Server using custom configuration, consider the following:

  • The account you are logged on as must be part of the local administrators group and have System Administrator rights on SQL Server.

  • The default accounts generated by BizTalk Server and listed in the BizTalk Server Configuration are local groups. In a multiserver environment you must substitute the local groups with domain groups.

  • The account you are logged on as must be a member of the OLAP Administrators group on the OLAP computer if configuring.

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    If you change the group membership of the current logged-in user, and the group is also a member of the domain, you should logout and login after changes are completed. Failure to do this will result in denied access because new group membership will not be reflected by the current login.

You can apply BizTalk Server configurations using the BizTalk Server Configuration.

To apply configurations

  1. In the BizTalk Server Configuration, click Apply Configuration.

  2. On the Summary screen, review the configuration, and then click Next.

  3. On the Completion screen, click Finish.

You can import BizTalk Server configuration files using the BizTalk Server Configuration. For more information about working with these files, see Working with the Configuration Framework.

When you import a configuration file you must ensure that the configuration file does not configure a component that has not been installed on the BizTalk Server you are attempting to configure. Attempting to configure a component that does not exist on the BizTalk Server may lead to a deadlock condition. In this situation, you must first unconfigure components that depend on the component that the configuration file is attempting to configure. However, attempting to unconfigure dependent components will require that the missing component be present and configured. To resolve this problem you must either edit the configuration file to remove references to uninstalled components, or apply the configuration file to a compatible installation of BizTalk Server.

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Passwords and Backup file locations are not saved in the configuration file you will be importing unless you have manually edited the file. If features are already configured, they will not be imported.

To import configurations

  1. In the BizTalk Server Configuration, click Import Configuration.

  2. In the Open dialog box, select the configuration file you want to import, and then click Open.

  3. In the BizTalk Server Configuration, click Apply Configuration.

  4. On the Summary screen, review the configuration, and then click Next.

  5. On the Completion screen, click Finish.

You can export BizTalk Server configurations using the BizTalk Server Configuration For more information about working with these files, see Working with the Configuration Framework

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Passwords are not saved to the configuration file.

To export configurations

  1. In the BizTalk Server Configuration, click Export Configuration.

  2. In the Save As dialog box, type the file name you want to save, and then click Save.

You can unconfigure BizTalk Server features on the machine by removing them in the BizTalk Server Configuration.

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The BizTalk Server Administration Console should be closed prior to unconfiguring features.

To unconfigure features

  1. In the BizTalk Server Configuration, click Unconfigure Features.

  2. In the Unconfigure Features dialog box, select the features you want to remove, and then click OK.

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    A dialog box appears warning you that you are about to unconfigure the features you have selected. Click Yes to proceed.

  3. On the Summary screen, review the configuration, and then click Next.

  4. On the Completion screen, click Finish.

You can change the database servers and databases associated with BizTalk Server features by editing them in the BizTalk Server Configuration.

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Configuring BizTalk Server against SQL Server default instances and named instances is supported.

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This tool allows you to bulk edit the databases.

To edit databases

  1. In the BizTalk Server Configuration, click View, and then click Databases.

  2. In the Databases dialog box, select the feature you want to edit, and then click Edit.

  3. In the Databases dialog box, type the database server name and database name you want to use, and then click OK.

  4. In the Databases dialog box, click Close.

You can change the service accounts associated with BizTalk Server features by editing them in the BizTalk Server Configuration.

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This tool allows you to bulk edit the accounts.

To edit service accounts

  1. In the BizTalk Server Configuration, click View, and then click Service Accounts.

  2. In the Service Accounts dialog box, select the feature you want to edit, and then click Edit.

  3. In the User Credentials dialog box, type the username and password you want to use, and then click OK.

  4. In the Service Accounts dialog box, click Close.

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