I’ve read a few links lately that has to do with issues or gotchas around BizTalk and 64-bit computing. I decided to publish the list to make it more easily available for myself, and others.
BizTalk Server 64-bit Support – Frequently asked questions about 64-bit support in BizTalk. Like which plattforms are supported, that the cost is the same for 64-bit as 32-bit and how parts of BizTalk, like adapters but also the client tools, handles themselves under 64-bit.
Summary of operating systems and SQL Server versions supported by different versions of BizTalk Server – a title that says it all.
Using the Explorer Object Model from Managed Code – Contains a note that the object explorer model (Microsoft.BizTalk.ExplorerOM.dll) should not be used in a 64-bit process.
Customizing the BAM Portal Configuration – Although not the main purpost of the article this talks about how you need to configure IIS to be able to run the BAM Portal, by setting IIS to 32-bit mode.
BizTalk 32-bit with SQL 64-bit – a MSDN forums post discussing a hybrid installation, on separate boxes.
Running 32-bit processes on a 64-bit BizTalk machine – blog post that elaborates a bit about how you go about running BizTalk host instances as 32-bit even if you are running a 64-bit install.
How to configure the MIME/SMIME Decoder Pipeline Component – tells us that the MIME/SMIME and with it the POP3 Adapter cannot run in native 64-bit.
BizTalk Adapter for Enterprise Applications, the Oracle Adapter – Blogpost on how to get the Oracle adapter working in a 64-bit environment. The post adds a bit of sugar over the KB which is here.
How to Deploy a custom adapter – The article mentions the fact that there are different registry hives for 32-bit as opposed to 64-bit processes in a 64-bit plattform. This is something you have to take into account when deploying your own adapters, and other registry settings for that matter.
How to add 64-bit artifacts to an Application – this short article mentions some problems you might encounter with added 64-bit artifacts.
Installing the client-based WebSphere MQ adapter on 64-bit – discusses the support for WebSphere MQ on 64-bit BizTalk plattforms.
I’ll settle for these links for now, but I’ll probably keep adding as I find more 64-bit links relating to BizTalk that interests me.