Microsoft Support have just a published a helpful support article discussing some of the general guidelines that need to be followed when applying BizTalk Server Hotfixes, applicable to all versions from BizTalk Server 2004 onwards.
The article covers some of the more salient points we need to remember as BizTalk Adminstrators, including:
- Considerations when installing Hotfixes on 32-bit and 64-bit servers;
- Considerations when installing Hotfixes in a multi-server BizTalk Group;
- Considerations when un-installing or rolling-back Hotfixes, including how to roll-back SQL scripts.
- Restart requirements after installing Hotfixes;
The ‘Information on BizTalk Server Hotfixes’ article can be found on Microsoft’s Support Site. Well worth a read.