BizTalk Administrator Interview Questions

BizTalk Administrator Interview Questions

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Questions 

  1. Which jobs do you need to configure when you install BizTalk?
  2. What are thresholds?
  3. Why do you have automatic throttling states and what can it be used for?
  4. What does a “high available environment” mean?
  5. What is NLB?
  6. What is Host Architecture?
  7. How do you route messages by Receive Port name?
  8. How do you measure performance for BizTalk?
  9. Which are the four most important BizTalk databases?
  10. What are the dangers of filters combined with Send Port Groups and multiple Send Ports?
  11. What needs to be backed up for a complete Disaster Recovery?
  12. What is an orphan message?
  13. What is a zombie message?
  14. What is a DNS server?
  15. How can you improve performance for BizTalk?
  16. What is meant by “parties”?
  17. Which default adapters cannot run with 64 bit OS?
  18. Which default adapters can only run with a single Host Instance?
  19. What is TDDS?
  20. What are best practices for tracking in production?
  21. What is global tracking and what does it track when global tracking is on?
  22. What is the difference between BizTalk 2009 and 2010?
  23. What is a Cumulative Update?
  24. How many BizTalk versions are there?
  25. What is the BizTalk Adapter Pack?
  26. What is the ESB toolkit?
  27. What is required to install the SharePoint adapter?
  28. What is special about the BizTalk Backup job?
  29. Which SQL agent job came in BizTalk 2010?
  30. Which tool was removed in BizTalk 2009?
  31. How does the BizTalk Administration Console cache applications?
  32. How can you solve slow administration consoles?
  33. What should be included in a basic guideline?
  34. What can you use the tracking database for?
  35. What is a trusted / un-trusted host?
  36. What is MSMQ used for?
  37. What is meant by dedicated hosts?
  38. Should the DTA Purge and Archive job be configured and running if you have global tracking turned off?
  39. What has not been changed regarding hosts since BizTalk 2006?
  40. How do you turn off global tracking in BizTalk 2006 – 2006 R2?
  41. What is the main difference between BAM and DTA?
  42. What is the use of  taking a backup of the Master Secret Server Key?
  43. What is the use of Enterprise Single Sign On?
  44. What is BTSNTSVC.exe.config  file?
  45. What is difference between Dehydrated Orchestration and Suspended Orchestration?
  46. Importance of Strong Name and how it helps for administration?
  47. What is the maximum size of message, BizTalk can process?
  48. Why BizTalk MessageBoxDB MaxDOP value should be 1?
  49. How many host can we have?
  50. Where can you locate configuration of your environment?
  51. What BizTalk registry key is used to adjust the message size threshold above which documents are buffered to the file system during mapping?

Answers

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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
  • Nice set of questions Tord!

  • Added  Q no 42 and 43 !!

  • Steef-Jan Wiggers edited Revision 26. Comment: Minor edits

  • Added Q no: 51. We recently used this in our BizTalk environment and it has yielded maximum performace gain during the tranformation of large message.

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