High Performance Learning Environment for BizTalk Part II - Install & Configuration

In this part I will lay out what I have done to create the environment.Setting up VPC one will need the following Iso's or DVD's:

VPC:

* Microsoft Virtual PC 6.0.156.0 (2007)

OS:

* en_win_srv_2003_r2_enterprise_with_sp2_cd1_X13-05460
* en_win_srv_2003_r2_enterprise_with_sp2_cd1_X13-05460

BizTalk:

* en_biztalk_server_2006_r2_developer_x86_x64_dvd_X14-00846

SCOM:

* en_scom_2007_cd_X13-72525

SQL Server 2005:

* en_sql_2005_ent_x86_dvd

VS 2005:

* en_vs_2005_pro_dvd

At least these are one I have used. One will obtain these through an MSDN subscription or maybe trail editions. First step to setting up the environment is installing OS on VPC. This is pretty straigh forward, in one of my previous post I have outlined this before. Same account for installing SQL Server, Visual Studio 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006 R2. Note here though after installing OS do not forget Virtual Machine add-ons and apply patches. If cannot reach internet through VPC look here. (http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2005/01/06/347965.aspx)Patching OS before continuing installing other Products one probably has to install the following list of patches (37):

* Security Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB951698)
* Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 (KB950759)
* Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - June 2008 (KB890830)
* Cumulative Security Update for ActiveX Killbits for Windows Server 2003 (KB950760)
* Security Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB950762)
* Security Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB944338)
* Security Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB941693)
* Security Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB945553)
* Security Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB948590)
* Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB948496)
* Security Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB946026)
* Security Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB943055)
* Security Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB941644)
* Security Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB943485)
* Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB942763)
* Security Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB944653)
* Security Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB941569)
* Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB936357)
* Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003
* Security Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB943460)
* Security Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB933729)
* Security Update for Outlook Express for Windows Server 2003 (KB941202)
* Security Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB936021)
* Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework, Version 1.1 Service Pack 1 (KB933854)
* Security Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB936782)
* Security Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB938127)
* Security Update for Windows Media Player 6.4 (KB925398)
* Security Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB926122)
* Security Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB935839)
* Security Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB924667)
* Cumulative Security Update for Outlook Express for Windows Server 2003 (KB929123)
* Security Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB935840)
* Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB927891)
* Security Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB930178)
* Security Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB931784)
* Security Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB932168)
* Security Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB925902)

Server Roles I added to OS are:

* AD (being domain controller)

Full DNS : HPL.IA.COM
Domain NetBios name : HPL
DNS Registration Diagnostic (Diagnostic Failed) option Install/Configure the DNS server on thos computer, and set this computer to use this DNS Server as its perferred DNS Server (oke watch out here permission compatible only with win 2000 or win 2003 os Option)

Configure this server as the first domain controller in a new forest of domain trees.

The new domain name is HPL.IA.COM. This is also the name of the new forest.

The NetBIOS name of the domain is HPL

Database folder: C:\WINDOWS\NTDS
Log file folder: C:\WINDOWS\NTDS
SYSVOL folder: C:\WINDOWS\SYSVOL

The DNS service will be installed and configured on this computer. This computer will be configured to use this DNS server as its preferred DNS server.

The password of the new domain administrator will be the same as the password of the administrator of this computer.

Assign static IP address

Next role is

* Application Server (IIS, ASP.NET)

Installation SQL Server 2005 ENT (All components)
Installation BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Developer Edition

Note:

Since I was not paying attention I installed and configured System Center Configuration Manager inside my VPC. And that gave me some problems like needing SP2 for SQL Server 2005. Also do not forget to configure IIS with WebDav enable and BITS installed. So before I installed SCOM I installed System Center Configuration Manager (Sleepy head), but anyways I can now start the installation SCOM. It is not something that is easy in a way of just installing it. The environment needs a couple of things installed and using the prerequiste check helps a lot.

More about configuration of BizTalk can be found in previous post. Also in coming post, part III (or IIb) I will go into some more detail in configuration of SCOM and then install tooling. Finally if there are any questions do not hesitate to ask and send me an email to this address : SteefJan@msn.com.

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