Choose BizTalk Server Features and Components


Review this list of features and components before beginning your installation, and decide which ones you want to install.




Core documentation, tutorials, UI reference (F1 Help), programmer’s reference, and usage instructions for the SDK samples and utilities.

Server Runtime

The essential runtime services for BizTalk Server.

BizTalk EDI/AS2 Runtime

Runtime services providing native support for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) data exchange and Applicability Statement 2 (AS2) data transport messaging functionality.


You can select this only if you selected the Server Runtime feature.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Adapter Runtime

Adapters enabling BizTalk Server to communicate with WCF-based applications.


You can select this only if you selected the Server Runtime feature.

Portal Components

Portal components are a set of features used by the business analysts to communicate, collaborate, and reach decisions using business data.

Business Activity Monitoring

Also known as BAM, these are a set of features that gives business users a real-time view of their heterogeneous business processes, thereby enabling them to take important business decisions.


You can select this only if you selected the Portal Components feature.

Administrative Tools and Monitoring

Components necessary to administer and monitor BizTalk Server on both the local computer and a remote server.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Administration Tools

Selecting this feature installs the administrative services for WCF components.


You can select this only if you selected the Administrative Tools and Monitoring feature.

Developer Tools and SDK

Samples and utilities that enable rapid creation of BizTalk Server 2013 R2 solutions. This includes SDK samples and supporting documentation, schema and map designers, and Visual Studio project templates.


You must install this component if you plan to do any development work. The Visual Studio extensions used by BizTalk Server will not work without the Developer Tools and SDK component installed.

Additional Software

Enterprise Single Sign-On (SSO) Administration Module

The interface for managing SSO Affiliate Applications and their mappings.

Enterprise Single Sign-On Master Secret Server

The SSO server that stores the master secret. All other SSO servers in the system get the master secret from this server. The Master Secret Server is required in a BizTalk Server environment.

Business Rules Components 

Used for composing policies to be consumed by the Business Rules Engine.

MQSeries Agent

Provides communication between the BizTalk Adapter for MQSeries and MQSeries Server for Windows.

Windows SharePoint Services Adapter Web Service

Deprecated. Using an IIS web service installed on the SharePoint Services computer, the SharePoint Services adapter processes incoming and outgoing documents through Microsoft SharePoint.

Recommendation: Do not install. By default, BizTalk Server uses the SharePoint Client Side Object Model (CSOM) Redistributable automatically installed on the BizTalk Server; as described at Appendix B: Install the Microsoft SharePoint Adapter.

BAM Alert Provider

Configures BAM Alerts.

When using BAM Alerts with SQL Server 2014 or SQL Server 2012 SP1, you must configure the Database Mail feature. SQL Server Notification Services cannot be used.

BAM Client

Client-side software enabling business users to work with BAM.

BAM Eventing

Interceptors for Windows Workflow Foundation and Windows Communication Foundation. Also includes the BAM Event API, which sends events to the BAM database from custom applications.

Project Build Component

A tool that enables you to build BizTalk Server solutions without using Visual Studio.

Community Additions