Writing to the EventLog from an Orchestration

Please be very careful with how you do this. This can be a disaster in a production environment (Imagine writing millions of messages to an eventlog)! I once saw an environment that was writing customer information in the EventLog (there is a very bad idea as anyone with rights to read the log can get…

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Running BizTalk Documentor on a 64bit machine

The BizTalk Documentor is a great tool for auto-generating documentation for your environment. The tool can be downloaded here: http://biztalkdocumenter.codeplex.com/ If you have a 64bit environment then it will most likely not work for you. You can get around this by running with 32bit Coreflags on. You will need to have either the Win 2k?…

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BizTalk 2006 R2 Service Pack 1 fixes grouped by category

Hi all, There has been a Service Pack released for BizTalk 2006 R2 and it can be downloaded here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1768f7a3-d843-4f5b-aba7-b3d72892c16f&displaylang=en For a listing of fixes grouped by category please follow this link: http://blogs.msdn.com/biztalkcrt/archive/2010/01/29/Categorized-list-of-fixes-included-in-biztalk-2006-r2-sp1.aspx  regards, Norman

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DTA Purge & Archive Job when Global Tracking is disabled

Hi all,    I have seen some confusion around the Job: DTA Purge & Archive, especially in regard to when the Global Tracking is disabled.   There are two important points to note: 1. Turning off Global Tracking by setting adm_Group table, column GlobalTrackingOption to 0 in the BizTalkMgmtDb does not always fully disable Global Tracking. See…

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Windows 7 Godmode

Hi all,  Just like 3D shooters such as Doom, Windows 7 also has a Godmode! To activate Godmode simply make a new folder and give it this name: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}  Now you have created a folder that gives you quick access to all types of configuration settings.     gr, Norman

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Visual Studio Missing Properties Code Snippets

Hi all, CodeSnippets within Visual Studio are very handy to speed up the coding process and reduce the amount of typing that you have to do. In particular if you have to create classes with a lot of properties it can save a lot time if you can automate it. Unfortunately the standard property only…

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