Skip StopBizTalk target

Topics: Server Deployment
Jul 18, 2013 at 8:04 PM
Is there a way to completely skip the StopBizTalk step? I have a couple of applications that are just bindings, no dlls, so the host instances don't really need to be stopped. If the StopBizTalk step could be skipped it would give more flexibility in when production deployments could occur.

I tried <SkipHostInstancesRestart>True</SkipHostInstancesRestart> and it looks like that skips the "BounceBizTalk" target, leaving everything stopped.

Jul 18, 2013 at 9:59 PM
Set the DeployPDBsToGac property to False in those applications. See here for more discussion.