Configure the time zone and recurrence scheduling in BizTalk Server

Set the timezone and configure a recurrence schedule on your receive locations in BizTalk Server.

Starting with BizTalk Server 2016 Feature Pack 1, the advanced scheduling feature on receive locations includes some options. Using the advanced scheduling options, set the time zone, and also set a recurrence schedule.

This topic shows you how to configure these features.

Prerequisites

Install Feature Pack 2 on your BizTalk Server.

Time zone

The Schedule properties of a receive location includes a Time Zone property. When set, the time zone you choose in the receive location is used instead of the time zone on the local computer.

All dates and times in the Schedule properties are specific to the time zone you choose. Any existing schedules are migrated to the time zone of the server hosting the BizTalk Management database (BizTalkMgmtDb).

You can also adjust for daylight saving time (DST). When checked, the schedule automatically adjusts to the daylight saving time of the time zone you choose. This option has no impact on the schedule if:

  • The specified time zone does not have a daylight saving time
  • Daylight saving time is not observed in the time zone you choose

Enable recurrence schedule

  1. In the BizTalk Server Administration console, right-click one of your receive locations, and select Properties.

  2. On the Scheduling page, select Enable service window. The Start Time and Stop time set the initial time the schedule is allowed to run:

    Enable Service Windows for Receive Port

  3. The additional scheduling options are displayed:

    Advanced Scheduling for Receive Port

  4. The Recurrence property runs the receive port every day, week, or month that you choose:

    1. Use the Daily recurrence to run the receive port every x number of days, starting on the From date you choose, and only within the service window you choose:

      Daily schedule

    2. Use the Weekly recurrence to run the receive port on a specific day within a week, and only within the service window you choose:

      Weekly schedule

    3. Use the Monthly recurrence to run the receive port on a monthly schedule. The Days and On options are available.

      Use the Days recurrence to run the receive port on specific dates within the months you choose:

      Monthly schedule

      Use the On recurrence to run the receive port on specific days of the month:

      monthly on schedule

  5. Select OK to save your changes.

See also

Configure the Feature Pack