MSMQ Adapter on an NT cluster in BizTalk 2006

Some of you may already have a preview version of BizTalk 2006 from TechEd. If so, you may try using MSMQ Adapter on NT cluster. You need to make BizTalk process a cluster resource (there is a checkbox in Admin for that) and have MSMQ service on the same cluster. In the preview bits that you…

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Is BizTalk really always stateless?

Really stateless? Not exactly. The server architecture is stateless, however BizTalk has add-ons like custom adapters that may compromise stateless status or require additional configuration work to keep it. Here is an example. Configure a receive location with a file adapter. Now, sender puts a lot of files into the receive folder, and BizTalk is…

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“Stateless” server – the concept (complexity 2 of 5)

This is mostly an introductory piece to the next post. It covers the concept of the stateless server, which BizTalk (its processing part) is.   BizTalk is built to be a symbiosis of two servers: processing server (send/receive, processing, applications – that’s the one you install from the BizTalk CD) and persistence server (persistence, routing…

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