Applying BizTalk Server 2004 Service Pack 1

No warranties; this is what I did to install the SP on a NEW system (that is, one on which no prior development / implementation had been performed).

Read the ReadmeSP1.htm. That’s why it’s there. In it, you’ll see a reference to KB890673, "Availability of the .NET Framework 1.1 Post-Service Pack 1 XML Web services and XML Messaging hotfix rollup package 8". If the files listed below (located in C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322) match (or are later than) the versions below, you are good to go to apply BTSP1:

Date Time Version Size File name
02-Dec-2004 21:55 1.1.4322.2051 573,440
02-Dec-2004 21:55 1.1.4322.2051 1,355,776 System.xml.dll

Otherwise, you have to contact MS for the hotfix. Note: Win2kSP1 and subsequent patches have an acceptable version of these files.

The other updates are XML and .NET related (should have been prerequisites for installation):

Test this on a disposable box first. Hope this saves you some time.

About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

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