BizTalk Application Deployment - Automation RRS feed

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  • http://biztalkapplicationdeployment.codeplex.com/

    Hi Guys,

    Please have a try of the new relased deployment tool for biztalk msi..


    Try out and post your comments.. Its easy to use and all it works on normal biztalk generated msis.. It comes with a bunch of other tools that would easy the way you perform deployments in your multi server setup..

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    Friday, June 17, 2016 6:43 PM

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  • Hi Pi_xel_xar,

    It's Interesting, Nice Tool.

    Really Great, Good Work. 



    Saturday, June 18, 2016 1:15 PM
  • Thanks Vikas,

    Please use the tool and put your reviews and comments . And also for any wishes that you may feel is missing or can be improved.. 


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    Saturday, June 18, 2016 1:59 PM
  • Hi,

    What would be the compelling reason(s) to use this deployment tool over standard out of the BizTalk deployment capabilities, scripting (powershell), BTSTask or the open-source deployment framework? The latter is even extensible proving the most flexible and versatile framework for deployment.

    Steef-Jan Wiggers

    Microsoft Azure MVP


    Saturday, June 18, 2016 2:59 PM
  • Hi Sir,

    First thing that I would like to highlight is that the tool is more than just a deployment tool. I have listed below the features of the tool. For the deployment it uses standard BizTalk Msis for deployment and is more intuitive and easy to use than scripting ways of deployment. Its more like a one stop place for various admin activities across the BizTalk farm.

    The tool complements BizTalk Admin console and has features that I missed myself as a long time BiizTalk guy. Its designed to easy admin activities for various components related to BizTalk applications.

    For example one of the core features is the Application Inspector. This feature helps developers/admin to have a view on various biztalk artifacts at a deeper level like one can validate if the map changes that were done have been deployed correctly by checking the map xslt or have a check on schema changes, policies.


    BizTalk Application Deployment tool has following main features :
    • Single click multi server deployment of Msi
    • Complete view of all the actions being performed during the deployment process on screen
    • Use the standard BizTalk generated Msi for deployments
    • Has a bunch of productivity tools to assit during deployment and administration
    • HostInstances feature assists you in quick host instance operations
    • Deployment Health checks
    • Artifact Inspector helps you deeper view of the application's artifacts such as schemas, maps etc
    • Msi inspector helps you quicly inspect your Msi for resources info
    • IIS deployment features are also included in the tool that would help you automate IIS related operations across multiple servers in the farm
      • Manage Application pools : Create, Recycle, Delete
      • Manage Applications : Create, Delete, Change application pool
      • Perform health checks of your biztalk web service
    • BRE deployment tool that would save you from the cumbersome Bre deployments
    • Assembly Gac feature that would facilitate GAC of multiple assemblies across multiple farm servers from UI and single click.
    • Easy to use and is intuitive

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    Saturday, June 18, 2016 8:04 PM
  • HI Pi_xel_xar,

    Thanks for sharing this tool to us. : )

    Great job!

    Best regards,


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    Monday, June 20, 2016 8:13 AM
  • Thanks Angie, It feels good to share with community. I would love to see it solving hassels related to various biztalk deployment tasks and not only applications.

    Hoping to get feedback from users and work on the tool for improvements.

    Monday, June 20, 2016 2:35 PM
  • Updated the Documentation with some details : https://biztalkapplicationdeployment.codeplex.com/documentation


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    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 12:21 PM