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If you are new to BizTalk 2006 and you basically aren't sure what's what yet, there is quite the learning curve just to get started. One of the MAJOR hurdles is often just to ensure that your environment is working. Let's face it, there's still a lot of um *bs* getting BTS working. The way that I always *always* start when working with a new environment is to verify it before I start with adding any business functionality. I do this using a “Hello World” strategy. Thanks to the new application feature of BTS 2006, I can easily package this up in a re-usable form.

This "Zouak Consulting BizTalk Hello World" is a trivial messaging example, it is quickly and easily imported, has no dependencies. It will verify your environment's basic functionality within 60 seconds.


1. Extract contents of the archive. 2. Execute the setup.bat file OR use the BizTalk Administration Console's application “Import“ feature on the BizTalkHelloWorld.msi file. 3. Use the console to start the application. 4. Finally, navigate to the folder "C:\Program Files\Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006\SDK". 5. Create or copy a text file named "HelloWorldMessageIN.txt" and place it in this directory.  6. If BizTalk is functioning correctly, then the file will be processed by BizTalk and output as 'HelloWorldMessageOUT_{32E29144-93DB-4FBB-A4F1-81EDD9295C72}.txt"

The BizTalk Hello World application sets up a direct (port-to-port) messaging scenario where a file is passed from the FILE receive to the FILE send port using the pass-through pipeline, i.e. it is not parsed.


Posted on Friday, June 9, 2006 7:38 AM BizTalk , BizTalk New User (Newbie) | Back to top

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