Manage Orchestrations


This section provides instructions on using the BizTalk Server Administration console to manage orchestrations. An orchestration is an executable business process. For background information about orchestrations, see Orchestrations.

Add to application

Orchestrations are built in Visual Studio and compiled into BizTalk assemblies. You cannot add an orchestration to an application individually; an orchestration is added to an application as follows:

BizTalk Administration tasks

You use the administration console to perform the following actions, as described in this section:

  • Configure bindings for the orchestration by binding the orchestration to the appropriate send and receive ports and host, or remove these bindings from the orchestration.

  • Configure message tracking for the orchestration.

  • View instance information for the orchestration.

  • Enlist the orchestration to the appropriate host or unenlist the orchestration from the host.

  • Start or stop the orchestration so that it starts or stops processing messages.


You can 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 API namespace reference.


The developer uses Orchestration Designer to create orchestrations, as described in Creating Orchestrations Using Orchestration Designer. The developer can manage orchestrations during the development process by using the administration console, as described in this section.

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