Using the BizTalk Administration Console

The BizTalk Administration console is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in that provides a visual representation of the BizTalk Server administration components that a system administrator can manage. The left side of the administration console, the console tree, consists of folders and subfolders that represent different objects, such as MessageBox databases, adapters, and hosts. The right side of the administration console, the results pane, contains information about the item you select in the console tree.

The BizTalk group node contains associated MessageBox databases, hosts, receive locations, send ports, send port groups, orchestrations, servers, and adapters.

The Hosts node contains all of the in-process and isolated hosts in the BizTalk Server environment.

Each Server node contains all of the servers associated with a given BizTalk group.

Each Adapters node contains all of the receive and send adapters configured for the BizTalk Group.

Remote administration

BizTalk Server 2004 does not support using the BizTalk Administration console on one computer to administer another BizTalk Server group within your enterprise. You can use Terminal Server to connect to a computer in another BizTalk Server group and administer it.

Opening the BizTalk Administration Console

You open the BizTalk Administration console from the Start menu. The BizTalk Administration console is included in BizTalk Server 2004. You do not need to configure it before you use it.

To open the BizTalk Administration console

  • Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft BizTalk Server, and then click BizTalk Server Administration.

Refreshing the BizTalk Administration console

You must manually refresh the Administration console to update the status of the Administration objects and their state.

To refresh the Administration console

  • Right-click the object you want to refresh and click Refresh. This refreshes all the objects within that node.

BizTalk Administration console shortcut keys

You can use shortcut keys to accomplish tasks listed in the BizTalk Administration console menus. The following table is a quick reference to the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) shortcut keys.

Note  Functionality that is not included in this list can be obtained by using the numeric keypad to move the mouse pointer with MouseKeys. For more information about MouseKeys in Windows® 2000 Server and Advanced Server, see "Using the keyboard to move the mouse pointer" in Windows® 2000 Server and Advanced Server Help.

PressTo
F5Refresh the BizTalk Administration console.

This shortcut key refreshes the current item highlighted in the console tree.

ALT+F4Close the BizTalk Administration console.
ALT+MINUS SIGNDisplay the window menu for the active console window.
SHIFT+F10Display the Action menu for the selected item.
ALT+FDisplay the File menu.
ALT+VDisplay the View menu.
F1View online Help for the selected item.
ALT+ENTERDisplay the Properties dialog box, if any, for the selected item.
ALT+HDisplay the Help menu.
ALT+ADisplay the Action menu or apply a change made in a property page (if a property page is open).
ESCCancel changes made in a property page and close it.
ENTERAccept changes made in a property page and close it.

In addition, you can use shortcut keys on each property page in the BizTalk Administration console to navigate between fields. To navigate to a filed, press ALT+ the letter underlined in the field to which you want to navigate. You press TAB to move from field to field in a property page.

To download updated BizTalk Server 2004 Help from www.microsoft.com, go to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=20616.

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