This article provides details of the hardware and software requirement for installing BizTalk Server 2016.

Hardware Requirements

Computer and processor:

  • 1 GHz or higher for single processors
  • 900 MHz or higher for double processors
  • 700 MHz or higher for quad processors

Memory: 2 GB of RAM

Hard Disk: 10 GB of Hard Disk (NTFS formatted)

Software Requirements



Required for BizTalk Component

Microsoft Windows

Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 10, Windows 8.1


This is required for all BizTalk Server managed components


The version that comes with the OS

EDI, BAM, SharePoint adapter

Windows Identity Foundation

Required when using the SharePoint Services Client Side Object Model
(Optional) SharePoint Server adapter or SharePoint Online
SharePoint SharePoint 2016, SharePoint 2013 SP1, SharePoint Online
(Optional) If you receive or send messages from SharePoint, then a SharePoint server is required.

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office Excel 2016, Microsoft Office Excel 2013

BizTalk Server 2016 supports only 32-bit version of Microsoft Office

(Optional) Required by Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) to display a real-time view of business processes

Microsoft .NET Framework

.NET Framework 4.6

This is required for all BizTalk Server managed components

Microsoft Visual Studio

Visual Studio 2015

(Optional) This is required for BizTalk Server Developer Tools and SDK component

Microsoft SQL Server

SQL Server 2016 or SQL Server 2014 SP1

This is required for BizTalk Server Runtime, EDI, and BAM

SQL Server Database Mail

(Optional) This is used by BAM Alerts
  This is required for BizTalk Server Runtime, Admin Tools, and BAM
WinSCP 5.7.5 and newer
This is required for the SFTP adapter


See Also

Another important place to find an extensive 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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