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I installed the new BizTalk Server 2010 Developer Edition, released a couple of days ago, on a Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual image.   The installation went very smoothly, but I did notice one problem.   Initially I attempted to upgrade the beta version of BizTalk Server. Brian Loesgen reports that this worked OK for him.   However, I couldn't do this. The installer reported that upgrade from the Enterprise Edition to the Developer Edition is not supported.   I attempted to uninstall the beta, but got an error message which left my installation in an invalid state.
 
Fair enough. You have to expect this sort of problem when using betas. That’s one good reason for using virtualisation.
 
I installed the RTM Developer Edition on a fresh image, and as I say, everything went very smoothly.   However, I tried re-running the BizTalk installer and, to my dismay, got a rude message saying:
 
Cannot uninstall or modify the Dev. edition of BTS 2010
 
Setup has detected that the Enterprise Edition of BizTalk Server 2010 was installed. Upgrading from the Enterprise Edition to the Developer Edition is not supported.
 
Please uninstall the Enterprise Edition and then run Setup again.
 
This is simply not true. This was a completely fresh build of Windows Server on which I have only installed the Developer Edition.   I have not tried uninstalling BizTalk to see what happens.
 
So, be careful with the Developer Edition. My experience is that there is a problem with the installer.
 
[UPDATE 28/09/2010] Rahul, from MS, is looking into the issue.  Meanwhile, early indications are that others are not experiencing the same problem.  Thiago Almeida kindly experimented, and was able re-run setup.  He is using Windows 7 Enterprise whereas I am using Windows Server 2008 R2.  Also, he built a 32-bit installation using WinVPC wheras I built a 64-bit installation using VirtualBox (WinVPC can't run 64-bit images).  Meanwhile, over on Connect, Johan Hedberg, reports that things worked OK for him on a 64-bit Windows 7 machine.   He uninstalled the beta and then installed the RTM of the Dev edition, and can re-run setup OK.  Jan Eliasen has also reported that things work OK on a 64-bit VMWare image running the same combination of software I am using. 
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Actually, when I did my seamless upgrade, I went from the public beta to the RTM of the *Enterprise* Edition, not Developer Edition, so there is a difference in our scenarios. You should report the Developer Edition issue through the Connect site :)
Left by Brian Loesgen on Sep 26, 2010 4:22 PM

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Thanks Brian. That I will do.
Left by Charles Young on Sep 26, 2010 7:09 PM

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Hey Charles,

Greetings. I can see that you faced a couple of problems, if we look at them individually:
1) In the first case, you had installed the Beta version of BizTalk Server 2010. The Beta we released was the enterprise version. Therefore, the system is not allowing you to upgrade to BizTalk 2010 RTM Developer. However, if you were to install the BizTalk 2010 RTM Enterprise, things should work fine
2) After you installed the BizTalk 2010 RTM Developer, when you re-ran the setup was it the same developer setup or the BizTalk Beta setup? In either case, it is possible that there's a problem here. Would it be possible for you to send me the setup log at rmangla@microsoft.com

Thanx,
Rahul
Left by Rahul Mangla on Sep 27, 2010 6:44 AM

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Thanks Rahul. Yes, I absolutely understand point 1. What was confusing me at the time was the Brian reported no problems. However, as you will see, he has since clarified the situation. As far as point 2 is concerned, yes, I can confirm it was the same setup. I have just run it again with the same results. I will send you the main setup log from yesterday and the log I got this morning during the re-run
Left by Charles Young on Sep 27, 2010 9:08 AM

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What is the procedue to upgrade Biztalk Dev edition to Enterprise?
Left by Pankaj Negi on Sep 10, 2012 4:34 AM

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