Troubleshooting BizTalk Platform Installation Issues

I think its time to resurrect this article for a bit. I wrote this back in October of 2004 with BizTalk Server 2004 in mind, but quite a bit of it is still relevant for BizTalk Server 2006. It covers a lot of the common problems in a platform installation. Although much improved over 2004, there are still problems inherent with the existence of a product like BizTalk Server 2006 and the complex stack it rests on.