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Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Fed up of deploying BTS assemblies the 'standard' way? 

Well, this is a little tip about deploying a BizTalk assembly quickly and easily without having to unbind, undeploy, redeploy, rebind and all that wonderful stuff.

If you recompile a BizTalk assembly that does not affect the current bindings then all you need to do is the following:

  • Open a view onto the GAC by clicking Start->Run and then typing assembly
  • Compile BizTalk assembly
  • Drag and drop the compiled assembly from the bin\Development folder (we're developing, right?) into the assembly view window
  • Restart BizTalk NT service from BizTalk Administration snap-in, Services snap-in or the command line using net stop

It really is as simple as that!

About the Author

You may be wondering who I am (or may not!), but I've been in the industry 16+ years working on a variety of systems from IBM mainframes as a CICS systems programmer, to developing on Unix and Windows based systems. At the moment, I'm currently working for a Microsoft Gold Partner in the UK called Solidsoft who specialise in systems integration using BizTalk Server. My position is generally dictated by what I'm doing, but normally as a solutions architect/consultant helping clients with their integration projects involving, yes you guessed it: BizTalk Server.

Disclaimer: all the views expressed here are my own and do not necessarily represent the views of Solidsoft Ltd or indeed any other company.