BizTalk 2016 Feature Pack 1 – Installation walk-through & notes

Some side-notes on the BizTalk Server Feature Pack 1:

  • BizTalk Server 2016 Feature Pack 1 does not require you to have BizTalk Server 2016 CU1 installed.
  • Cumulative updates will take into account any BizTalk Server Feature Packs installed and will not break them. This effectively means that you do not need to re-install a CU after a Feature Pack installation.
    This does leave me wonder what will happen once they fix a bug in a Feature Pack in a CU.
  • You have to install it on each BizTalk Server in a BizTalk Group in order to upgrade the entire group. Preferably, you would keep all host instances disabled until all servers are updated. Keep a full backup of your BizTalk databases set nearby, just in case.

Below you can find a walk-through for the BizTalk Server 2016 Feature Pack 1 installation. This might serve someone for a document on how to install the feature pack.

Step 1: Download BizTalk 2016 Feature Pack 1

The BizTalk Server 2016 Feature Pack 1 can be downloaded from this URL:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=55100.

On the Microsoft download page it is actually named “BizTalk Server 2016 Update 1” and I don’t think that was a very good choice to be honest. I believe it will create confusion between BizTalk Server cumulative update packages and feature packs. Nevertheless, that’s the one you want!

Step 2: Install BizTalk 2016 Feature Pack 1

Start the executable:

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Click Next:

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Accept the EULA and click Next:

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If possible, participate in the CEI program:

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Not sure what they tried to achieve with this, but just click Next:

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Click Yes to agree with the restart of your Host Instances, the ESSO service, IIS Admin Service (if installed), WMI, etc…

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Patiently wait out until the install finishes:

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Click Finish to complete the installation.

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Step 3: Verifying the installation

Verify you can find the following event log in the event viewer:

Product: Microsoft BizTalk Server 2016 – Update ‘Microsoft BizTalk Server 2016 Hotfix [KB 4014788]’ installed successfully.

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Windows Installer installed an update. Product Name: Microsoft BizTalk Server 2016. Product Version: 3.12.774.0. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Update Name: Microsoft BizTalk Server 2016 Hotfix [KB 4014788]. Installation success or error status: 0.

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Windows Installer reconfigured the product. Product Name: Microsoft BizTalk Server 2016. Product Version: 3.12.774.0. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Reconfiguration success or error status: 0.

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When you check Programs & Features, you can easily see if the Feature Pack is installed or not:

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Cheers,
Pieter Vandenheede

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