Stop a Host Instance


You can use the BizTalk Server Administration console or Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to stop host instances. You must stop a host instance before you can delete it or remove BizTalk Server from a computer. You can stop a host instance that is installed and started. For more information about host instances, see Host Instances.

For information about using WMI to stop a host instance, see MSBTS_HostInstance (WMI) in the UI guidance and developers API namespace reference.


To perform this procedure, you must be logged on as a member of the Administrators group and the BizTalk Server Administrators group.

In addition, you must also be a member of the db_securityadmin SQL Server Database role and the securityadmin SQL Server Role on the server(s) where the following databases are:

  • BAM Primary Import (BAMPrimaryImport)

  • BizTalk Management (BizTalkMgmtDb)

  • BizTalk MessageBox (BizTalkMsgBoxDb) (all)

  • BizTalk Tracking (BizTalk DTADb)

  • Rule Engine (BizTalkRuleEngineDb)


We recommend that you update account information for host instances by using the BizTalk Server Administration Console or a Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) script. This ensures that BizTalk Server can update the account information in the BizTalk Server databases and keep the security configuration between the databases and host instance synchronized.


  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, click Platform Settings, and then click Host Instances.

  3. In the details pane, right-click the host instance you want to stop, and then click Stop.

    The status of the host instance changes to Stopped.

    After you stop a host instance, you can start it, delete it, or remove BizTalk Server from the computer. For information about starting a host instance, see How to Start a Host Instance. For information about deleting a host instance, see How to Delete a Host Instance.

See Also

Managing BizTalk Hosts and Host Instances
How to Add a Host Instance
How to Start a Host Instance
How to Delete a Host Instance
How to Modify Host Instance Properties