BizTalk Server 2013 R2 Enterprise Edition 32/64-bit (English) - Microsoft Imagine

BizTalk Server 2013 R2 Enterprise Edition 32/64-bit (English) - Microsoft Imagine


Microsoft Corporation



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Academic Users

The R2 update includes other new features in the SB Messaging adapter, the HL7 Accelerator and more, which are listed on this MSDN page.

BizTalk Server 2013 R2 can run in the cloud in a virtual machine on Windows Server and/or connect to the cloud in a variety of ways, including via Azure BizTalk Services. Azure BizTalk Services allows users to build enterprise application integration (EAI), EDI (electronic data interchange) and B2B (business-to-business) apps and services on Azure.

BizTalk Server 2013 R2

Hardware Requirements

Computer and processor

  • A computer with an Intel Pentium-compatible CPU that is:
    • 1 GHz or higher for single processors
    • 900 MHz or higher for double processors
    • 700 MHz or higher for quad processors
  • Hyper-threading and dual-core processors are supported.
  • The 64-bit versions of BizTalk Server require a 64-bit operating system running on an x64-based system. Computers based on CPUs that are compatible with the AMD64 (x86-64) and Extended Memory 64-bit Technology (EM64T) processor architecture are considered x64-based systems.
  • BizTalk Server is not supported on Itanium-based systems.


  • 2 GB of RAM

Hard disk

  • 10 GB of available hard disk space for a complete installation including the operating system and all prerequisite software. The hard disk must be NTFS formatted.


  • CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive (shared or attached)

Software Requirements

Microsoft Windows

  • Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 SP1.

Internet Information Services (IIS)

  • Versions 8.0 and 7.5

Windows Identity Foundation

Microsoft SharePoint

Microsoft Office

  • Microsoft Office Excel 2013 or 2010
  • If using Excel 2010, install KB 2345338.

Note: BizTalk Server supports only 32-bit version of Microsoft Office.

Microsoft .NET Framework

  • .NET Framework 4.5 and .NET Framework 4.5.1

Microsoft Visual Studio

  • Visual Studio 2013

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package

  • On an x86 computer, install only the x86 version of the package. On an x64 computer, install both x86 and x64 versions of the package. The installer is available in the BizTalk Server installation under \Platform\SSO\Platform.

Microsoft SQL Server

  • SQL Server 2014 or SQL Server 2012 SP1
  • For optimal performance, Microsoft recommends the Enterprise Edition of SQL Server. To fully use the BizTalk Server SDK or deploy BizTalk Server applications from a Visual Studio, install the SQL Server Development Tools.


  • BAM real-time aggregation (RTA) is not supported in the Standard Edition of SQL Server. To use BAM RTA, you must install SQL Server Enterprise Edition.
  • Using SQL Server Express Edition in a production environment is not recommended. The Express edition does not include certain features needed by BizTalk Server.
  • BizTalk Server supports all case-sensitive and case-insensitive SQL Server collations except for binary collations. Binary collations are not supported.

SQL Server Database Mail / SQL Server 2005 Notification Services

SQLXML 4.0 with Service Pack 1

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