Create BizTalk Groups and Service Accounts with PowerShell

When installing and configuring a new BizTalk Server environment, a part of the job consist of creating a collection of windows accounts and groups. Most of the time you will not be the person that has the necessary rights in Active Directory to complete this job. Having a script that you can hand over to […]

Installing the BizTalkFactory PowerShell Provider on BizTalk 2013

As you may have read (source: QuickLearn), the BizTalkFacotory PowerShell Provider comes shipped with BizTalk 2013 as an “SDK Utility”: However, this is version 1.2.0.4 of the Provider which was released in februari 2011. On the CodePlex page of the project the most recent version is 1.3.0.1. Unfortunately, this release is faulty and will crash […]

Creating BizTalk Hosts and Host Instances with PowerShell

A common task when setting up a new BizTalk environment, is to create hosts and associated host instances. If we want to follow best practices, this means that we have to create at least four hosts (ReceiveHost, SendHost, ProcessHost, TrackingHost) and 4 host instances. Fortunately, we can automate this task thanks to the BizTalk PowerShell […]