Installing the Microsoft ESB Guidance

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This section provides information about installing and configuring the Microsoft ESB Guidance. The Microsoft ESB Guidance implementation spans a broad range of technologies, which rely on many existing applications, services, and operating system components.

A useful approach is to create and maintain a prebuilt VPC image containing all the prerequisites, including SQL Server and BizTalk Server. This solves most of the issues regarding the numerous technologies involved and the permutations of security settings and other environmental factors. It will also get you up and running quickly on development and production systems.

The installation information falls into two broad categories: