How to Configure Bindings for an Orchestration


This topic describes how to use the BizTalk Server Administration console to configure bindings for an orchestration. This involves binding the logical ports defined for the orchestration to physical ports in the staging or production environment as well as binding the orchestration to a host. If the orchestration has already been bound, you can change the bindings by using this procedure.

After configuring bindings, you can enlist the orchestration and then start it so that it begins processing messages. For instructions on performing these tasks, see How to Enlist an Orchestration and How to Start an Orchestration.


The application developer can configure bindings for an orchestration to test its functionality during the development process either by using the procedure in this topic. You can also use Microsoft Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Object Model to create and run scripts that automate administrative tasks. For information about using WMI, see the WMI Class Reference in the UI guidance and Developers reference.


To perform the procedure in this topic, you must be logged on with an account that is a member of the BizTalk Server Administrators group. For more detailed information on permissions, see Permissions Required for Deploying and Managing a BizTalk Application.

Configure bindings for an orchestration

  1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft BizTalk Server 20xx, and then click BizTalk Server Administration.

  2. In the console tree, expand BizTalk Server Administration, expand the BizTalk group, expand Applications, and then expand the application containing the orchestration for which you want to configure bindings

  3. Click Orchestrations, right-click the orchestration for which you want to configure bindings, and then click Properties.

  4. Click the Bindings tab, and from the Host list, select the host on which to enlist an orchestration.

  5. From the drop-down lists in the Receive Ports column, next to each inbound logical port, select the receive port to which you want to bind the logical port.

  6. From the drop-down list in the Send Ports/Send Port Groups column, next to each inbound logical port, select the send port to which you want to bind the logical port, and then click OK.

See Also

Managing Orchestrations
How to Unbind an Orchestration
Deploying and Managing BizTalk Applications