ManageMessageRefCountLog SQL Agent Job failing in BETA2

Since I have seen enough questions on this, I will officially post here about it (and we might have a KB Article on it … not sure how that works for BETAs though). There is a new sql agent job you will find on the messagebox database server called ManageMessageRefCountLog_<messagebox>. In the BETA 2 bits…


Check out the new Backup / Restore stuff in BETA2

Hi all. I am still here. Just get a bit busy and disappear for a while. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ So one of the cool things in Pathfinder is some updated backup and restore features. It is still based around the same log shipping story, but we have automated almost all of the steps and vastly improved…


Get Connected to Free Product Support and Tremendous Online Collaboration

Have you ever wanted to speak to Microsoft developers of a specific feature of BizTalk Server? I am sure your answer was โ€œYes let me at themโ€, so the Business Process Integration Division is extending an invitation to all customers to join our key feature developers, program managers, and testers in the following newsgroups:   microsoft.public.biztalk.accelerator.forsuppliers…


Backup and Restore of your SQL resources (w/ sample automation scripts)

I am removing this post as it is no longer needed. With SP2 for 2004 public now, we have backported the Backup / Restore work from 2006 which includes scripts for automating the recovery of the system after a failure (which is what I had posted here). Those files are vbs scripts so there is…



Okay, peridiodically the marketing team / other teams ask me to post things to make sure the word is getting out about events. My guess is that all of you are reading scott woodgate’s blog (see my links) and if you are not you should, so these will probably be duplicates, but please read them…


Hidden gem in SP1 … cleaning up the msgbox in a test environment

So now that Jean is posting, this blog should get pretty interesting. Jean is the man, behind the man, behind the man. ๐Ÿ™‚ On the current BizTalk team he is about employee number 5 or so which makes him a true wealth of knowledge and I have been working with him for 5 1/2 years…


Large messages in BizTalk 2004, what’s the deal?

The large message support story in BizTalk Server 2004 is a complex one, mainly because the definition of large message varies significantly. This, in turn, is complicated by the fact that our customers expect everything to work with all of the possible variations of “large message”. So, how large a message can BizTalk Server 2004…


New poster on the core engine blog

Hi, Lee’s been trying for a while now to get more of us to post our knowledge to the blog, so here I am.  My name is Jean-Emile Elien, and I work on the BizTalk Messaging Runtime along with Lee. I’ve been keeping notes on a couple of topics that I have been seeing a…


SP1 has shipped

Just want to let everyone know that it is out and it is goodness. Woodgate has posted links to it as well as some information on where to download the .Net Framework GDR on which we have a dependency just in case you miss it in our docs. Check out his links for more information….