64-bit, BizTalk Server 2010

BizTalk Server 2010 Standard DOES support 64-bit

A while back I posted about BizTalk Server 2009 Standard not supporting 64-bit hosts. It was an odd thing in these times of 64-bit computing. The product group came very close to giving an outright promise to remove the limitation in the 2010 version.

For that reason I was very surprised to still find all references of the documentation suggesting that the limitation was still there. Like the sample below.

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It might still be due to me misunderstanding exactly what “native 64-bit processing” really means. That’s part of the reason for this article..

When I asked (Paolo Salvatori) though I was told the documentation might be (and was probably) wrong. I took that on faith, but still, what better then a test now once the Standard edition has been release for download.

It started of bad with BizTalk Server Configuration. At this point the “32-bit only” checkboxes were grayed out and selected. Nor promising, but maybe it always looks that way.

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However, when I got into the BizTalk Server Administration console I could create a 64-bit host.

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And I could create and start a host instance for that host.

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And yes, I am using a Standard Edition.

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Update after Comment from Erik:

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The process can, as per the picture above, be seen as running as the BTSNTSvc64.exe process.

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