BTARN and TLS Protocol

As part of a blog entry back in April I mentioned a problem some folks were having with RNIFSend pages. Here’s the blog link (check the bottom of the post). http://blogs.msdn.com/b/biztalkcpr/archive/2009/09/04/troubleshooting-btarn-web-pages-and-more-on-btarn-x64.aspx  At the time I could not confirm the problem can happen with Windows 03 (x32 and x64). The issue has been confirmed with the…

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BTARN BizTalk 06 R2 SP1

Looks like some slipped through the cracks on SP1 upgrades with BTARN installed. If the process hangs with the command box open check the setup log. It may look like this. . . . [08/13/10 11:42:12] Package Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for RosettaNet 3.5 is installed. [08/13/10 11:42:12] Package code is {394EFEF0-99D2-4DBA-9446-0664E62ACEAF}. [08/13/10 11:42:12] Performing post-installation…

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Proxy Peckin’ Order

Proxy configuration for BizTalk has always been fairly straight forward. Go to the send point and click the “Configure” button then select the “Proxy” tab. Couldn’t be much easier.   A recent case pointed out what happens when the “Do not use proxy” option is selected. It turns out there is a hierarchy to the…

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Is it mandatory to install SSIS on SQL Server hosting BizTalk Databases

I was working with a customer recently where they do not want to install SSIS on the SQL Server hosting BizTalk databases, instead the requirement was to have a separate server dedicated to SSIS which will run the BAM packages. At the first instinct, it seemed like that this is not possible and we need…

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BTARN Deploying XSD Based PIP’s

The link below instructs the user in step #3: “Select the first folder under the XML folder, drag it to Solutions Explorer in Visual Studio, and drop it into your project. Repeat for each of the sub-folders in the XML folder, creating the same folder structure in your project.” While this is a great way…

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Have you manually recreated the BizTalk Performance counters using the following link but some of the counters were still missing?

Have you manually recreated the BizTalk Performance counters using the following link but some of the counters were still missing?  How to manually recreate missing BizTalk performance counters http://blogs.msdn.com/biztalkperformance/archive/2007/09/30/how-to-manually-recreate-missing-biztalk-performance-counters.aspx   I recently had a customer that had this very problem.    The counters that did not come back were all in the Performance Counter Library called…

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Important hotfix if you are running in OutOfMemoryException with Orchestration Host

I have seen many BizTalk customers running into OutofMemory Exception while calling a map from inside the Orchestration, so I thought this blog post should help. Typically, this happens when we are calling a map from inside the Orchestration and the map is inside a large assembly. This was a known issue and was documented…

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Stray Text in BTARN Messages and BTARN Service Validation Failures

A recent bug found in BTARN processing can cause stray text to appear in response messages. The issue is a temporary variable not being cleared. Here is a sample from a recent case. <ActionIdentity>      <GlobalBusinessActionCode>Formally confirms the status of line item(s) in a Purchase Order. A Purchase Order line item may have one of…

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Harmful Debugger Behavior

Orchestration debugger can be a life-saver when looking for troublesome processing. This is one of the great things BizTalk can do while working with the development environment. This tool should be used with extreme care in a production environment. It can block processing. BizTalk will show lots of activity with little output. Recently a customer…

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WCF Http And Non-Http Calls hosted in the same Asp.Net Application (IIS7)

You may want to consider the following issue if you plan on hosting your WCF endpoints in IIS. Consider an ASP.NET application which makes both http and non-http (netNamedPipeBinding or netTcpBinding) WCF calls. If the ASP.NET application is restarted, then a 500.21 error will occur if the very first call is a non-http call. Why…

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