You cannot create an x64 host with the Standard edition

A number of BizTalk users have been wondering lately that they are not able to create an x64 host on a Standard edition. The comparison of the features of available BizTalk editions is not really clarifying this issue: http://www.microsoft.com/biztalk/en/us/editions.aspx You find clearer information here:http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa560166(BTS.10).aspx where it says: “BizTalk Server 2009 Enterprise, Developer, Branch, and Evaluation…

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BizTalk and Project References (continued)

In my last blog I mentioned issues with BizTalk 09 when creating references between projects. Here’s some follow up thanks to Mandi on the BizTalk escalation team. BizTalk solutions are often separated into various projects for the different artifacts, pipelines, schemas, orchestration, etc. When working with a BizTalk project with references to other BizTalk projects…

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Accelerator for RosettaNet Configuration Failure

  I have seen quite a few issues since last year regarding to BTARN configuration wizard.  The failures seemed to be in the wizard itself, not the typical SQL connectivity or permission related issues.  In some cases the UI failed to load at all.  Configuration log indicated access violation during form load.  In other cases,…

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New feature in SP1 for BizTalk 2006 R2: Override group certificate to sign outgoing messages

Service Pack 1 for BizTalk 2006 R2 is now released as beta, and includes a number of hotfixes. (See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974563 )   SP1 also includes a new feature, namely the ability to configure different certificates for signing outgoing AS2 messages for different  parties. Prior to SP1 for R2, we could only set one certificate for…

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BizTalk 09 and SQL R2 not SupportedBizTalk 09 and Project References

In a recent case the customer was attempting to install BizTalk 09 with SQL 2008 R2. It fails with the following error. “Failed to create Management database ‘BizTalkMgmtDB’ on server ‘XXXXX’. Error ‘0x80040E1d’ occurred.” The server name is represented by the “XXXXX”.     No follow up has been done to explain the problem. The…

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