Installing & Configuring BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 1 - I want your feedback!!!

Now that BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 1 is out the door (Yay!!), one of the first things you will be doing is checking out the installation instructions. The installation instructions for BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 1 are available at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=46922. For this release, we created separate platform based installation guides.

The following guides are available:

  • Installing and Configuring BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 1 on Windows XP
  • Installing and Configuring BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 1 on Windows Server 2003
  • Installing and Configuring BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 1 on Windows 2000 Server

This is (what I consider) a welcomed departure from the 2004 version.

All three guides walk you step-by-step through installing a complete setup of BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 1 on a single server using the new "Basic" configuration. Although "Custom" configuration is not documented in full, it is partially documented through the F1 help feature of the configuration tool and is fully supported for this release. I'd be happy to post a mini visual walkthrough on the custom configuration tool.

Setting up BizTalk Server 2006 in a multi-server configuration will be documented at a later time.

I would love to hear any and ALL feedback you have on the installation and configuration guides for this release. It will only help us for the next one!!