Manage Send Ports and Send Port Groups


This section provides instructions on using the BizTalk Server Administration console to create, configure, and manage send ports and send port groups in a BizTalk application. A send port specifies the location to which messages are sent and optionally responses are received. Any time a message is sent to a send port, a new instance of the send port service is created, which is called a service instance.

A send port group is a logical grouping of send ports. When a message is sent to a send port group, it is routed to all of the associated send ports. For background information about send ports and send port groups, see Send Ports and Send Port Groups.


You can use Microsoft Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Object Model to create and run scripts that automate administrative tasks. For information about using WMI, see the WMI Class Reference in the UI guidance and developers API namespace reference.


While developing a BizTalk application, the developer can use BizTalk design tools in Visual Studio, such as Orchestration Designer, to create and configure send ports and send port groups. For more information, see Using Ports in Orchestrations.

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