Administrators of Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) definitions use the BAM Management utility to manage and maintain all aspects of the BAM infrastructure.

You can use the BAM utility to perform the following tasks:
  • Consume BAM definition and BAM configuration XML as input. The BAM definition XML or XLS files define the data to track and aggregate, as well as the business end user's view on the tracking data. The BAM configuration XML mandates where to deploy the infrastructure, such as the server name, database name, and other database settings.
  • Deploy the run-time infrastructure on the server, which includes the BAM Primary Import database, BAM Star Schema database, BAM Analysis database, and corresponding Data Transformation Services (DTS) packages. The following items are created during this step:
    • BAM Primary Import database
    • BAM Star Schema database
    • BAM Archive database
    • BAM Analysis database

BAM is an essential tool that is been used for tracking in BizTalk/WF/WCF. Below are the list of bam commands, which will be useful for BizTalk-BAM Developers. Follow the below two steps to execute the commands.


  1. Open Command Prompt with Administrative Privileges
  2. Navigate to the BizTalk installation folder and get into tracking folder (Eg: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010\Tracking)

BAM Commands

You can execute the BAM commands on a different server from your machine by using the second command in all the below list:

Definition File

Deploy BAM Activity with Definition File

  • bm.exe deploy-all -DefinitionFile:MyDef.xml
  • bm.exe deploy-all -DefinitionFile:MyWorkbook.xls -Server:machine1

Undeploy BAM Activity with Definition File

  • bm.exe remove-all -DefinitionFile:MyDef.xml
  • bm.exe remove-all -DefinitionFile:MyWorkbook.xls -Server:machine1

To Update BAM Definition File

  • bm.exe update-all -DefinitionFile:MyDef.xml
  • bm.exe update-all -DefinitionFile:MyWorkbook.xls -Server:machine1

To Get all BAM Definition from BAM Database

  • bm.exe get-defxml -FileName:BAMDefinition.xml
  • bm.exe get-defxml -FileName:MyDef.xml -Server:MyServer -Database:MyPI


To Remove BAM Activity without Definition File

  • bm.exe remove-activity -Name:PurchaseOrder
  • bm.exe remove-activity -Name:PO -Server:MyServer -Database:MyPrimaryImport

To get all activities in BAM

  • bm.exe get-activities -View:SalesManagerView
  • bm.exe get-activities -Server:MyServer -Database:MyPrimaryImport


To Remove BAM View without DefinitionFile

  • bm.exe remove-view -Name:POView
  • bm.exe remove-view -Name:MyView -Server:MyServer -Database:MyPrimaryImport

To get all views in BAM

  • bm.exe get-views -Activity:PO1
  • bm.exe get-views -Server:MyServer -Database:MyPrimaryImport

View Accounts

To add accounts for accessing BAM views

  • bm.exe add-account -AccountName:john -View:PurchaseOrder
  • bm.exe add-account -AccountName:Agents -View:PO -Server:Srv1 -Database:Db2

To get all accounts which has been given access to particular view

  • bm.exe get-accounts -View:PurchaseOrder
  • bm.exe get-accounts -View:ShipmentOrder -Server:Ship -Database:ShipDatabase


To Remove BAM Alerts

  • bm.exe remove-alerts -View:SalesManagerView
  • bm.exe remove-alerts -View:Shipments -Server:Ship1

To get all alerts configured in BAM

  • bm.exe get-alerts -View:ManagerView
  • bm.exe get-alerts -Server:MyServer -Database:MyPrimaryImport

To enable an BAM alert

  • bm.exe enable-alerts -View:SalesManagerView
  • bm.exe enable-alerts -View:SalesManagerView -Server:s1 -Database:db2

To Disable a BAM Alerts

  • bm.exe disable-alerts -View:SalesManagerView
  • bm.exe disable-alerts -View:SalesManagerView -Server:s1 -Database:db2

To get list of subscriptions for the Alerts in BAM

  • bm.exe get-subscriptions -View:SalesManagerView -Alert:SalesTooLow
  • bm.exe get-subscriptions -View:Shipments -Alert:SlowShipment -Server:Ship1

To add a Subscription for an alerts

  • bm.exe add-subscription -View:v1 -Alert:a2 -AccountName:domain\user -Type:File
  • bm.exe add-subscription -View:v1 -Alert:a2 -AccountName:domain\user -Type:Email

To Remove-Subscription

  • bm.exe remove-subscription -View:v1 -Alert:a2 -AccountName:domain\user
  • bm.exe remove-subscription -View:v1 -Alert:a2 -AccountName:user -Server:s1

BAM Configuration

To get the BAM Configuration details

  • bm.exe get-config -FileName:MyConfig.xml
  • bm.exe get-config -FileName:BAMConfiguration.xml -Server:OrdersServer

To update the BAM Configuration details

  • bm.exe update-config -FileName:MyConfig.xml 


You can find more informations about BAM Management Utility here:

See Also

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.