Cumulative Update and BizTalk Version

There is some confusion exists between Cumulative Update and BizTalk Version.

Recently, when we have installed cumulative update 6 (CU) in our client’s BizTalk Server 2010 environment. Our client was in an assumption that this new CU would update the version details of the BizTalk server. And as part of their post installation procedure, they were looking for the BizTalk version update in Windows registry (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\BizTalk
)  and also in BizTalkDbVersion table in BizTalkMgmtDb database.

Many assumed that CU would update the BizTalk’s version after reading many blogs on this context.

Product NameProduct Version Key
BizTalk Server 2004 SP13.0.6070.0
BizTalk Server 20043.0.4902.0
BizTalk Server 2004 SP23.0.7405.0
BizTalk Server 20063.5.1602.0
BizTalk Server 2006 R23.6.1404.0
BizTalk Server 2006 R2 SP13.6.1404.0
BizTalk Server 20093.9.469.0
BizTalk Server 2010 - Cumulative Update 13.9.522.2
BizTalk Server 2010 - Cumulative Update 23.9.530.2
BizTalk Server 2010 - Cumulative Update 33.9.542.2
BizTalk Server 2010 - Cumulative Update 43.9.545.2
BizTalk Server 2010 - Cumulative Update 53.9.556.2
BizTalk Server 2010 - Cumulative Update 63.9.575.2
BizTalk Server 2013 (RTM)
BizTalk Server 2013 - Cumulative Update13.10.301.2
BizTalk Server 2013 - Cumulative Update23.10.305.2

But registry entry or SQL table only contains the product version not the Cumulative update version.

Also, some also assume that CU would update all the BizTalk specific assembly versions. But CU would only update engine specific assemblies (like Microsoft.XLANGs.BaseTypes, Microsoft.XLANGs.Engine will have updated version of the CU), not all assemblies’ (like Microsoft.XLANGs.RuntimeTypes, Microsoft.XLANGs.Pipeline etc) versions would have the latest version of CU.

Posted in: BizTalk 1 Comment February 11, 2014


M.R.ASHWINPRABHU is the founder and CEO of Fortuvis Systems Limited, a consulting company specialised in Microsoft technologies. Ashwin is a highly experienced integration consultant who works with clients to deliver high quality solutions. He works as technical lead developer, application architect and consultant, specializing in custom applications, enterprise application integration (BizTalk), Web services and Windows Azure.

Comment (1)

  • Debbie Martin May 21, 2015 - 6:04 pm Reply

    This appears to also be a problem with CU7 for BizTalk 2010. Thanks for posting this.

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