CustomPostDeploymentTask for BizTalk ConfigExplorer

Topics: Server Deployment, Tips and Tricks
Apr 19, 2012 at 5:47 AM

Discovered BizTalk ConfigExplorer recently ( for generating BizTalk Server documentation. It is very easy to keep documentation up to date, I like the tool. By adding a CustomPostDeployTarget task to BTDF project file, documentation is updated every time the application is deployed, neat. This is what the entry looks like:

<Target Name="CustomPostDeployTarget">
    <!-- Regenerate BizTalk Config Explorer documentation  -->
    <Exec Command="D:\_Utilities\ConfigExplorer-1.0.9323\Client\ce.exe -export -server:$(COMPUTERNAME) -comment:&quot;$(ProductVersion)&quot; -folder:&quot;D:\BizTalk\Docs&quot;" />

BizTalk ConfigExplorer:



Apr 19, 2012 at 6:07 AM

Nice tip Perry, thanks for sharing!

You could also include the tool into the generated MSI so that you don't have anything to install on the server.