BizTalk Application Deployment Tool – The BAD Tool

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http://biztalkapplicationdeployment.codeplex.com/

The tool is built for automating your BizTalk applications deployments across multiple servers using the native BizTalk built MSIs that is generated from BizTalk Admin console.

The deployment tool frees you from hassles of scripting/ multiple server logons to run scripts etc. You get a single UI from where all your actions can be executed giving you a complete picture of the deployment steps.
The tool uses library WindowsInstaller from http://wix.codeplex.com/ to get Msi info.

The tool is intuitive and various features in the tool are easy to use. Please use the tool and post your comments for any questions/ wishes etc..

Features
BizTalk Application Deployment tool has following main features :

  • Single click multi server deployment of Msi
  • Complete view of all the actions being performed during the deployment process on screen
  • Use the standard BizTalk generated Msi for deployments
  • Has a bunch of productivity tools to assit during deployment and administration
  • HostInstances feature assists you in quick host instance operations
  • Deployment Health checks
  • Artifact Inspector helps you deeper view of the application’s artifacts such as schemas, maps etc
  • Msi inspector helps you quicly inspect your Msi for resources info
  • IIS deployment features are also included in the tool that would help you automate IIS related operations across multiple servers in the farm
    • Manage Application pools : Create, Recycle, Delete
    • Manage Applications : Create, Delete, Change application pool
    • Perform health checks of your biztalk web service
  • BRE deployment tool that would save you from the cumbersome Bre deployments
  • Assembly Gac feature that would facilitate GAC of multiple assemblies across multiple farm servers from UI and single click.
  • Easy to use and is intuitive
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