Operational Readiness Checklists

The Operational Readiness checklists contain recommendations that you should consider and tasks that you should perform before deploying a BizTalk solution into production. These checklists include information for configuring prerequisite software, increasing availability, monitoring the BizTalk Server environment, and procedures for testing.

Because BizTalk Server maintains dependencies on so many other Microsoft technologies, you should complete the tasks for each dependent technology to help ensure that your production BizTalk Server environment runs smoothly.

Prerequisite software for the BizTalk Server application platform typically includes the following products:

  • The Windows operating system

  • SQL Server

  • BizTalk Server

  • Visual Studio 2008 (for development purposes, not at run time)

The BizTalk Server application platform may also require several of the following software components:

  • Internet Information Services (IIS)

  • Windows SharePoint® Services 2.0 with Service Pack 2 (SP2)

  • Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

  • Office SharePoint Server 2007

  • Office Excel® 2003 and Office InfoPath® 2003 with Office Service Pack 2 (SP2)

  • Office Excel 2007 and Office InfoPath 2007

  • SQLXML 3.0 with Service Pack 3

  • SQL Server Notification Services 2.0 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)

  • .NET Framework 1.0

  • .NET Framework 2.0

  • .NET Framework 3.0

  • .NET Framework 3.5

  • Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

  • XML Core Services (MSXML) 6.0

  • XML Core Services (MSXML) 3.0 Service Pack 7 (SP7)

  • Office 2003 Web Components

  • ADOMD.NET 8.0

  • ADOMD.NET 9.0

  • Non-Microsoft components to enable functionality for certain BizTalk Server adapters.

For more information about the dependency software that is required for specific features of the BizTalk application platform for various Windows operating system versions, see the "Feature Dependency Matrix" section in the BizTalk Server 2009 installation and upgrade guide for the specific Windows operating system version. The BizTalk Server 2009 installation and upgrade guides are available at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=152913.