Single EnvironmentSettings for multiple applications

Topics: Server Deployment
Sep 5, 2013 at 7:58 PM

We have a several applications in the BizTalk, we are using BTDF projects for each of them. Each BTDF project has its own EnvironmentSettings worksheet. We do not update them that often, but when we need to, we have to update all of them, because they have most of the properties shared and also properties have same values.

Is there a way how to use one worksheet for all BTDF projects? So we could edit just that one which would be distributed to the rest of projects. I was thinking to do that via script, that would simply copy the xml worksheet from specific project and replace the one unpacked from BTDF MSI, but it is kind of nasty solution .)

Thanks for advice!
Sep 6, 2013 at 5:08 AM
I also should have said that this is scripted deployment and the problem is when undeploying, because it is that BTDF will overwrite existing exported settings. Normally the settings are created using powershell and calling EnvironmentSettingsExporter.exe, which is not a problem to use against the predefined application, but when it comes to undeployment, it seems that BTDF is recreating them.