In this article I will cover installation of the BizTalk Adapter Service (February 2014 Update).
The BizTalk Adapter Service facilitates communication between a cloud application and an on-premise Line-of-Business (LOB) system. The
following on-premise LOB systems are supported:
With the Azure BizTalk Services February 2014 Update there is no longer a SQL Server installation requirement for the BizTalk Adapter Service. The
BizTalk Adapter configuration data has been moved from an on-premise SQL Server database to an Azure SQL database.
Before installing the BizTalk Adapter Service Runtime the following are required:
Certutil -addstore root c:\wabsselfsigned.cer
Makecert -pe -r -n
-sr LocalMachine -ss root
Certutil -exportPFX -p
root localmachinename localmachinename.pfx
Note: The following components were already installed on my machine and as a result have an Action of "None":
These components are required by the BizTalk Adapter Service and will be installed during the setup when they are not detected.
The Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack will be installed on a 32-bit machine and the Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack(x64) will be installed
on a 64-bit machine when the BizTalk Adapter Service Runtime is being installed.
Creating on-premise LOB Targets for our applications to access from the cloud is done through Server Explorer in Visual Studio. Before we can do this we must add the BizTalk Adapter Service instance to
On receiving the above error I performed some sanity checks on the installation. One of these checks was to verify the Management Service
was available and was not throwing any errors. When I browsed to it I received a "Request Error" with no further detail.
I could see in Fiddler that I was receiving a "401.1 - Unauthorized" error and I incorrectly assumed that this was the root cause of
the issues I was seeing. In fact this service is not meant to be browsable. In order to access it you would need to supply the ACS credentials.
Thanks to the
BizTalk Server Product Team, Sam
Vanhoutte and Steef-Jan Wiggers
for their time and help in diagnosing the issues I encountered above.
The following articles were referenced in compiling the above:
Another important place to find Azure BizTalk Services related articles is the TechNet Wiki itself. The best entry point is
Azure BizTalk Services resources on the TechNet Wiki.
Also, if you are looking for BizTalk Server related articles, the best entry point is
BizTalk Server Resources on the TechNet Wiki.