(2003 to 2005)

Installing BizTalk Server 101 (as in the room in which you face your worst fear)

Thu Oct 21 09:39:00 UTC+1100 2004


From Your Life As A Software Developer.

(Inspired by K. Scott Allen. Apologies William Shakespeare. Thanks to Luke.)

A dark room. In the middle, a CRT glowing. Thunder.

Enter the three developers.

Developer One: Thrice the brinded install hath err'd.

Developer Two: Thrice and once, the ConfigFramework.exe whin'd.

Developer Three: CEO cries: 'tis time! 'tis time!

Developer One: Round about the computer go;
In the poison'd buzz words throw.
BizTalk, that under cold stone,
Days and nights has thirty-one;
Swelter'd schema Oasis got,
Download thou first to the charmed pot!

All: Double, double toil and trouble;
CDs burn, and downloads rumble.

Developer Two: First Win2k3 clean.
Include no options. Keep lean and mean.
Critical update one, then update two;
OK, OK.. Windows Update will do.
Ghost now, so you can come back later,
Then IIS, and SQL Server,-
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

All: Double, double toil and trouble;
Installs burn, and blue bars trundle.

Developer Three: Analysis Services, you want that too;
Then SP3a, to fix this goo.
SOAP Toolkit, version 3;
SQLXML 3, with SP2, <g>.
Install Office, and VS.NET,
Recent versions and service packs get.
FrontPage, SharePoint; configure thee.
XML Core Services four.. and three!
Office web bits, check knowledge base.
Congratulations, you're now in the race.
BizTalk Server two oh oh four,
Install, configure, rollup, more!

All: Double, double toil and trouble;
Wizards burn, and secrets muddle.

Developer Two: Now cool it with your chickens' blood,
Then the test bed is firm and good.

Copyright © 2003-2005 John Elliot