Install the BizTalk Server 2010 AppFabric Connect Feature

Install the BizTalk Server 2010 AppFabric Connect Feature

 

 BizTalk Server 2010




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Introduction

The BizTalk Server 2010 AppFabric Connect feature accommodates development of WF applications that can communicate directly with Line of Business (LOB) systems. The AppFabric Connect feature provides WF developers access to both the BizTalk Mapper and the BizTalk Adapter Pack 2010. Utilizing BizTalk Server 2010 functionality from a WF application hosted in IIS rather than from a BizTalk Server application running in a BizTalk Server host instance provides flexibility for WF developers that may not want or need other BizTalk Server functionality. This approach also maximizes the use of available resources at runtime since the overhead required to run WF applications hosted in IIS is significantly less than the overhead required to run applications hosted in the BizTalk Server runtime. Windows Server AppFabric provides management, monitoring, troubleshooting, and persistence for WF applications which makes this an ideal "middle ground" platform for performing many tasks that were previously only available "out of the box" with a fully configured installation of BizTalk Server. This guide provides information for installing the BizTalk Server 2010 AppFabric Connect feature.

Installing the BizTalk Server 2010 AppFabric Connect feature on a developer computer

Installation requirements vary depending on whether the AppFabric Connect feature is installed on a developer computer or on a runtime computer. This section describes the installation requirements for installing the AppFabric Connect feature on a developer computer.

Required components

The following components must be installed when installing the BizTalk Server 2010 AppFabric Connect feature on a Developer computer:

  1. One of the following operating systems:
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows 7
    • Windows Server  2008
    • Windows Server  2008 R2
  2. BizTalk Server 2010 Developer Tools and SDK, BizTalk Server 2010 Evaluation Edition Beta is available at BizTalk Server 2010 Beta (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=192685):
    • Instructions for installing BizTalk Server 2010 on Windows Vista or Windows 7 are available at Installing BizTalk Server 2010 on Windows 7 and Windows Vista (http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/F/F/0FFEF5D0-BE04-4D03-9125-75B8AD243E57/Installing%20BizTalk%20Server%202010%20on%20Windows%207%20and%20Windows%20Vista.docx)
    • Instructions for installing BizTalk Server 2010 on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 are available at Installing BizTalk Server 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2008 (http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/F/F/0FFEF5D0-BE04-4D03-9125-75B8AD243E57/Installing%20BizTalk%20Server%202010%20on%20Windows%20Server%202008%20R2%20and%202008.docx)
  3. The WCF LOB Adapter SDK 2010 which is available for download from BizTalk Server 2010 Beta (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=192685).
  4. The BizTalk Adapter Pack 2010, available at BizTalk Server 2010 Beta (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=189401).
    Note If you are installing the BizTalk Adapter Pack 2010 on a 64-bit machine then you must install both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the BizTalk Adapter Pack 2010. Otherwise you may receive the error message "No valid adapters installed on the machine" when you attempt to "Add Adapter Service Reference" to a WCF Workflow Service Application project.
  5. Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Trial Edition is available at Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Trial Edition (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e2a1a098-995e-4468-816d-7fdbe0a64f38&displaylang=en).
  6. Any LOB Client library files required for LOB adapters to connect to LOB applications. All of the the client library files required by the BizTalk Adapter Pack 2010 adapters are listed in the Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack 2010 Installation Guides - Beta (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=196849).

Optional Components

The following components are optionally installed when installing the BizTalk Server 2010 AppFabric Connect feature on a developer computer:

  1. Internet Information Server (IIS):
  2. Windows Server AppFabric, available at Windows Server AppFabric (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=192538).
  3. Hotfix described in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 980423 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=187209), “FIX: You experience several issues when you use Powershell cmdlets or AppFabric features in IIS 7.0 or IIS 7.5”

Installing the BizTalk Server 2010 AppFabric Connect feature on a runtime computer

This section describes the installation requirements for installing the AppFabric Connect feature on a runtime computer.

Required components

The following components must be installed when installing the BizTalk Server 2010 AppFabric Connect feature on a runtime computer:

  1. One of the following operating systems:
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows 7
    • Windows Server  2008
    • Windows Server  2008 R2
  2. The WCF LOB Adapter SDK 2010 which is available for download from BizTalk Server 2010 Beta (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=192685).
  3. The BizTalk Adapter Pack 2010, available at BizTalk Server 2010 Beta (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=192685).
  4. BizTalk Server 2010 Server Runtime, BizTalk Server 2010 Evaluation Edition Beta is available at BizTalk Server 2010 Beta (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=192685):
    • Instructions for installing BizTalk Server 2010 on Windows Vista or Windows 7 are available at Installing BizTalk Server 2010 on Windows 7 and Windows Vista (http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/F/F/0FFEF5D0-BE04-4D03-9125-75B8AD243E57/Installing%20BizTalk%20Server%202010%20on%20Windows%207%20and%20Windows%20Vista.docx)
    • Instructions for installing BizTalk Server 2010 on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 are available at Installing BizTalk Server 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2008 (http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/F/F/0FFEF5D0-BE04-4D03-9125-75B8AD243E57/Installing%20BizTalk%20Server%202010%20on%20Windows%20Server%202008%20R2%20and%202008.docx)
  5. Any LOB Client library files required for LOB adapters to connect to LOB applications. All of the the client library files required by the BizTalk Adapter Pack 2010 adapters are listed in the Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack 2010 Installation Guides - Beta (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=196849).

Optional Components

The following components are optionally installed when installing the BizTalk Server 2010 AppFabric Connect feature on a runtime computer:

  1. Internet Information Server (IIS):
  2. Windows Server AppFabric, available at Windows Server AppFabric (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=192538).
  3. Hotfix described in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 980423 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=187209), “FIX: You experience several issues when you use Powershell cmdlets or AppFabric features in IIS 7.0 or IIS 7.5”

See Also

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Another important place to find a huge amount of BizTalk related articles is the TechNet Wiki itself. The best entry point is BizTalk Server Resources on the TechNet Wiki

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Comments
  • Hi trace - the LOB adapters bits don't need the runtime, it's only the mapper that does. Could warrant and update to the article?

    Regds, Thiago

  • Hi,

    Is it possible to install AppFabric Connect on a server that does not have BizTalk Server installed and configured? I was under the impression that installing the following components would be sufficient

    - Server Runtime

    - WCF LOB Adapter SDK

    - BizTalk Adapter Pack

    - BizTalk Adapters for Enterprise Applications

    However, having tried this out it does not appear to be possible. Have I missed something?

    Many thanks,

    Colin

  • Good information on how to install AppFabric Connect to be able to use feature in projects, demo's or exploring.

  • Hi Collin,

    You need to install BizTalk Server 2010 to use this feature.

    Rgds,

    Abhijit

  • Jewel Lambert edited Revision 15. Comment: Corrected spelling typo

  • Awesome

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    Thanks

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