Hardware and Software Requirements for BizTalk Server 2013 and 2013 R2

This topic lists the BizTalk Server 2013 and BizTalk Server 2013 R2 requirements.

Hardware Requirements

The following table shows the minimum hardware requirements for your BizTalk Server computer. In a production environment, the volume of traffic may dictate greater hardware requirements for your servers.

Component Minimum Requirement
Computer and processor A computer with an Intel Pentium-compatible CPU that is:

- 1 GHz or higher for single processors
- 900 MHz or higher for double processors
- 700 MHz or higher for quad processors

Hyper-threading and dual-core processors are supported.

The 64-bit versions of BizTalk Server require a 64-bit operating system running on an x64-based system. Computers based on CPUs that are compatible with the AMD64 (x86-64) and Extended Memory 64-bit Technology (EM64T) processor architecture are considered x64-based systems.

BizTalk Server is not supported on Itanium-based systems.
Memory 2 GB of RAM
Hard disk 10 GB of available hard disk space for a complete installation including the operating system and all prerequisite software. The hard disk must be NTFS formatted.
Drive CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive (shared or attached)

Community Addition: Recommendations for Installing, Sizing, Deploying, and Maintaining a BizTalk Server Solution

Software requirements & supported versions

This table lists the minimum software required for running BizTalk Server. You’ll be guided through installation steps for all of these prerequisites in a later section.

Software BizTalk Server 2013 R2 BizTalk Server 2013 Required for
Microsoft Windows Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows 8.1
Windows 7 SP1
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Windows 7 SP1
Windows 8
Internet Information Services (IIS) The version that comes with the operating system. KB 224609 lists the versions. The version that comes with the operating system. KB 224609 lists the versions. Provides a scalable Web application infrastructure and is required for EDI, BAM, WSS Adapter, and UDDI.
Windows Identity Foundation Required when using the Windows SharePoint Services Client Side Object Model (CSOM).

Appendix B: Install the Microsoft SharePoint Adapter lists the specific BizTalk ServerWindows SharePoint Services adapter options.
Required when using the Windows SharePoint Services Client Side Object Model (CSOM).

Appendix B: Install the Microsoft SharePoint Adapter lists the specific BizTalk ServerWindows SharePoint Services adapter options.
SharePoint Services adapter or SharePoint Services Online when used with SharePoint Services Client Side Object Model (CSOM). WIF is not needed when using the SharePoint Services Web Service, which is deprecated in BizTalk Server 2013.

Appendix B: Install the Microsoft SharePoint Adapter provides specific information on the SharePoint Services adapter installation options.
Microsoft SharePoint SharePoint Services 2013 SP1
SharePoint Services Online
SharePoint Services 2010

Appendix B: Install the Microsoft SharePoint Adapter lists the specific BizTalk ServerWindows SharePoint Services adapter options.
SharePoint Services 2013
SharePoint Services Online
SharePoint Services 2010
SharePoint Services 2007

Appendix B: Install the Microsoft SharePoint Adapter lists the specific BizTalk ServerWindows SharePoint Services adapter options.
If you receive or send messages from SharePoint Services, then a SharePoint Services computer is required. SharePoint can be installed on the same computer as BizTalk Server, or preferably on a separate computer.

Appendix B: Install the Microsoft SharePoint Adapter lists the specific BizTalk ServerWindows SharePoint Services adapter options.
Microsoft Office Microsoft Office Excel 2013
Microsoft Office Excel 2010

If using Excel 2010, install KB 2345338.

Note BizTalk Server supports only 32-bit version of Microsoft Office.
Microsoft Office Excel 2013
Microsoft Office Excel 2010

If using Excel 2010, install KB 2345338.

Note BizTalk Server supports only 32-bit version of Microsoft Office.
Required by Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) to display a real-time view of business processes. If you don’t use BAM, Microsoft Office is not needed.
Microsoft .NET Framework
  • .NET Framework 4.5.x
  • .NET Framework 4.6.x
Note BizTalk projects created in Visual Studio require the Visual Studio build target be set to .NET Framework 4.5.
.NET Framework 4.5.x

Note BizTalk projects created in Visual Studio require the Visual Studio build target be set to .NET Framework 4.5.
Required for all BizTalk Server managed components.
Microsoft Visual Studio Visual Studio 2013

Note If you have Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 installed, you might find a few artifacts missing while creating a new BizTalk Server project in Visual Studio. To fix this issue, you must install Visual Studio 2013 Update 3.
Visual Studio 2012 Provides a development environment for building BizTalk Server applications. Ultimate Edition is recommended, but Premium and Professional are also supported. This is required for BizTalk Server Developer Tools and the SDK.
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package On an x86 computer, install only the x86 version of the package. On an x64 computer, install both x86 and x64 versions of the package. The installer is available in the BizTalk Server installation under \Platform\SSO\Platform. On an x86 computer, install only the x86 version of the package. On an x64 computer, install both x86 and x64 versions of the package. The installer is available in the BizTalk Server installation under \Platform\SSO\Platform.
Microsoft SQL Server SQL Server 2014
SQL Server 2012 SP1

For optimal performance, Microsoft recommends the Enterprise Edition of SQL Server. To fully use the BizTalk Server SDK or deploy BizTalk Server applications from a Visual Studio, install the SQL Server Development Tools.

Important
  • BAM real-time aggregation (RTA) is not supported in the Standard Edition of SQL Server. To use BAM RTA, you must install SQL Server Enterprise Edition.
  • Using SQL Server Express Edition in a production environment is not recommended. The Express edition does not include certain features needed by BizTalk Server.
  • BizTalk Server supports all case-sensitive and case-insensitive SQL Server collations except for binary collations. Binary collations are not supported.
SQL Server 2012
SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1

For optimal performance, Microsoft recommends the Enterprise Edition of SQL Server. To fully use the BizTalk Server SDK or deploy BizTalk Server applications from a Visual Studio, install the SQL Server Development Tools.

Important
  • BAM real-time aggregation (RTA) is not supported in the Standard Edition of SQL Server. To use BAM RTA, you must install SQL Server Enterprise Edition.
  • Using SQL Server Express Edition in a production environment is not recommended. The Express edition does not include certain features needed by BizTalk Server.
  • BizTalk Server supports all case-sensitive and case-insensitive SQL Server collations except for binary collations. Binary collations are not supported.
This is required for BizTalk Server Runtime, EDI, and BAM.
SQL Server Database Mail / SQL Server 2005 Notification Services Configure SQL Server Database Mail. If you’re using SQL Server 2008 R2, you must install SQL Server 2005 Notification Services. Notification Services is not included with SQL Server 2008 R2. Download SQL Server 2005 Notification Services from Feature Pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 - December 2008.

If you’re using SQL Server 2012, configure SQL Server Database Mail.
Used by BAM Alerts.

Note Required only if you use BAM alerts.
SQLXML 4.0 with Service Pack 1 To install SQLXML 4.0 SP1, see SqlXml 4.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1). To install SQLXML 4.0 SP1, see Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=189325). Required for BizTalk Server Runtime, Administrative Tools, and BAM. Enables XML support for your SQL Server database and allows developers to bridge the gap between XML and relational data. You can create an XML view of your existing relational data and work with it as if it were an XML file.
LOB and enterprise systems Supported Line-of-Business (LOB) and Enterprise systems lists the supported versions. Supported Line-of-Business (LOB) and Enterprise systems lists the supported versions. Required when using the adapters in the BizTalk Adapter Pack.

BizTalk Adapter Pack lists the available system adapters.

Service Pack and Cumulative Update Support

All service packs, cumulative updates, security updates, and hot fixes are supported on a BizTalk Server. It is strongly encouraged to install the latest update for Windows, SQL Server, Visual Studio, and any program installed. Service Packs for Microsoft products are supported based on the baseline support for that product. Refer to Support Lifecycle Index for BizTalk Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio, and other Microsoft programs.

Next

Considerations Before Installing BizTalk Server 2013 and 2013 R2

See Also

Installation Overview for BizTalk Server 2013 and 2013 R2
Appendix A: Silent Installation
Appendix B: Install the Microsoft SharePoint Adapter
Appendix C: Redistributable CAB Files
Appendix D: Create the SMTP Server