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Considerations After Using the Party Migration Tool

You must consider the following points before you use the Party Migration Tool.

  • In the new Trading Partner Management (TPM) model in BizTalk Server 2010, every party must have a business profile. However, as you noticed in the preceding sections, the tool does not create a business profile. That is because all the identities for a party are added to a profile, Default Profile, which is created for every party. You will see this profile in the TPM user interface in the BizTalk Server Administration console after you have completed the upgrade operation.

  • In previous BizTalk Server versions, a party was created only for the other trading partners. For example if Party A is trading with Party B, and Party A is hosting BizTalk Server, you need to create a party only for Party B. However, in the new TPM model in BizTalk Server 2010, you must have a party even for the trading partner hosting BizTalk Server. So, to use the same example, both Party A and Party B must be created as parties in TPM. This is specified by selecting the Local BizTalk processes messages received by the party or supports sending messages from this party check box in the Party Properties dialog box. By default, as part of the migration process, the Party Migration Tool marks this check box as selected for all the parties that are created as part of the migration process.

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