Walkthrough Using BizTalk Deployment Framework (BTDF) – 3 Deploying Virtual Directories

This is in continuation to my previous posts on BTDF Basics and Using Environment specific binding files.

In this post I am going to show to how to deploy virtual directories (formed when you expose Orchestration / Schemas as Web/WCF Service) using BTDF.

1. I am going to use a simple BizTalk Project with two schemas, a map between the two, and an orchestration that transforms the message.

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2. I am exposing the Orchestration as a WCF Service using a Request Response Port.
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3. This created a virtual directory in IIS.
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4. Now, while generating the MSI file, I should include this virtual directory as well in order to do a successful deployment in QA & Production.

5. To do that, I am going modify my BTDF Deployment.btdfproj file. First I am going to include the below property group.

 

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6. Right click the virtual directory and Click Explore.

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7. This will open the folder containing the Virtual Directory. Copy this physical folder and make it as a part of my project folders.

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8. In the BTDF Deployment.btdfproj file add a new item group to include this Virtual Directory as a part of my MSI File.

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9. Ensure that you have set a proper Binding file in PortBindingsMaster.xml. Generate the MSI file and start installing the file.

10. While installing you might encounter an error like below.

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11. In such a case open InstallWizard.xml file from you BTDF Project and add the below step.

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12. This step will prompt the user for a User Name and Password to be set while creating the AppPool.

13. Now either regenerate the MSI file & reinstall the application or simply replace the already existing InstallWizard.xml file from your installation directory (c:\Program Files\Your BizTalk Application Directory of step 9 above).

14. Now try to redeploy the BizTalk Application.

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15. This time, the application should install successfully.

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Hope this gives you an idea on deploying Virtual Directories using BTDF.

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