More BizTalk 2009 Install Guide Info Updates

I checked in the Windows Server 2008 English BizTalk 2009 pre-requisites redistributable and it DOES now include the ADOMD v10 install. Yahoo!
 
So after exploring the new information available on BizTalk 2009, I noticed that the whole SQL Server Notification Services documentation story has been updated dramatically. I had posted a few days ago about how the link from the 2009 Beta install guide for SSNS went to a version from SQL 2005 RC1 did not provide enough files and resulted in lots of errors. Now the documentation sends you to a Microsoft support site where you can download the missing SQL dependency files (SMO among them): http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=953752. This should be a huge improvement – this should enable BAM Alerts to work without needing to install a secondary SQL 2005 instance. The result of my configuration research shows there is more than one supportable configuration for using SSNS – either as a scaled down version or on a separate SQL 2005 instance.
 
For the last couple of months I have been playing with BizTalk 2006 R2 on Windows Server 2008 and SQL 2008 to get a better understanding of software compatability between these products. I had posted on the gap of information about what server roles and features would be necessary to use BizTalk in a Windows Server 2008 environment. Fortunately, the recently released BizTalk 2009 install guide for Windows Server 2008 does mention the required roles and features for Windows Server 2008 under the section describing what should be installed with IIS. The install guides have now been split up by OS, but there is unfortunately not one for installing onto Windows 7 – perhaps we will have to wait for this to be released later. 🙂
 
It looks like the updated documentation does not include any mention of the two separate BizTalk 2009 RFID install images – one bundled with the BizTalk server software, and one as a separate ISO. The separate ISO has a lot more samples on it so be sure to get the separate ISO too. Both are available on MSDN.
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