BizTalk 2013 R2 CU1 install failing with “Package does not contain compatible branch patch”

We’ve had a number of people run into the following issue so I just wanted to provide an explanation and solution.   Issue: BizTalk 2013 R2 Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) install fails with “Package does not contain compatible branch patch” error:   Explanation: This issue is happening in environments where a version of BizTalk Health…

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BizTalk Terminator STILL Not Cleaning Up Caching Items?

I originally published my BizTalk Terminator Not Cleaning Up Caching Items blog back in 2011 where I suggested to use the Terminate Multiple Instances (Hard Termination) task if the normal WMI-based Terminate Cache Instances task doesn’t clean up all the caching instances. Since then, I’ve come across a caching cleanup scenario that even the hard…

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BizTalk Terminator – Now Available via BHM

I just wanted to let everyone know that BizTalk Terminator is now also available as a part of BizTalk Health Monitor (BHM) – the new BizTalk tool that integrates MBV and Terminator functionality into an MMC Snap-In that you can run as a part of your BizTalk Admin Console.   Update:  Final version of standalone Terminator…

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