"Service Bus Message Broker" service takes 5 minutes to start

Symptom: You have Service Bus 1.0/1.1 installed in a Service Bus Farm. You observe a five minutes delay when you restart Service Bus Farm Services (by executing “SB-StopFarm” and “SB-StartFarm”) In Microsoft-ServiceBus Operational Windows log several Informational messages like below are shown:  Windows Fabric Runtime create failed (Retries left 6) Exception System.TimeoutException: Operation timed out. —> System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException:…


Performance counters for BizTalk isolated host are not shown

Symptom: You cannot see any BizTalk Performance counters for a specific BizTalk Isolated Host Possible cause: 1. BizTalk Performance counters are just shown for Active Biztalk Process: • [In-process] BizTalk services running • [Isolated] Hosting process running with BizTalk information loaded, so that it is linked with Biztalk receive locations. Note: If you are using any BizTalk…


How to modify retention duration for Workflow Instances completed in Workflow Manager

Workflow Manager implements several System workflows to make sure that WFM databases are working healthy. By default, ‘Completed’ and ‘Terminated’ workflow instances are purged from “WFInstanceManagementDB”  database after 30:00:00:00 days (DD:HH:MM:SS ). If you need to modify that default behavior, you should execute below steps: a)      Open a WFM PowerShell command. b)      Execute below powershell cmdlet….

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You receive "The file ‘SI_IN_Common’ cannot be installed because the file cannot be found in cabinet file ‘PCW_CAB_BPID’" while installing WFM 1.0 CU2

Recently I came across a couple of cases where next error was shown when trying to install WFM 1.0 CU2 by using an offline installation (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42036 ,instead of Web Platform Installer) Product: Workflow Manager 1.0 — Error 1334. The file ‘SI_IN_Common’ cannot be installed because the file cannot be found in cabinet file ‘PCW_CAB_BPID’. This…

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How to resume SharePoint Workflows Hosted in Workflow Manager

If you have SharePoint workflows suspended in Workflow Manager for whatever reason (it was executed an explicit “Suspended” activity, an unexpected exception within the workflow, etc), you can resume these suspended messages as described below: Note:  To check the number of suspended workflow instances for a specific Workflow definition, as well as the reason of…

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How to retrieve state information about workflows executed by Workflow Manager

If you need to retrieve internal state for workflows executed by Workflow Manager, regardless if they were launched from SharePoint or any other .NET application,  to figure out for example: Why a workflow was suspended or terminated: How long did it take The value of a specific MappedVariables, Etc. You can do at least in 3…


How to update OutboundCertificate in Workflow Manager (and SharePoint)

Outbound certificate is used to sign the security token portion of a HTTP activity, which includes the claims of the user that instantiates the workflow. This is used for securing communications between workflows and external REST services such as SharePoint, WCF, etc. There are certain situations where you might need to update the Outbound certificate…

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Possible Memory Leak in BizTalk “MQSeries” Adapter

Symptom Consider the following scenario: You are using “MQSeries” adapter on either BizTalk 2010 or 2013 Either Windows2008 R2 or 2012 is installed The memory used by the Biztalk process is steadily increasing, but never decrease unless you restart the BizTalk Host instance. You have collected a memory dump of that BizTalk process and you could…


Choosing the right SQL Server 2012 Edition for BizTalk Server 2013

If you are currently evaluating to use SQL Server Standard or Enterprise edition for your BizTalk Databases, below you can find some hints to help you taking that decision: From a pure BizTalk perspective, you should consider to use Enterprise Edition: In order to use BAM real-time aggregation (RTA). It is not supported in the…

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You receive “The alert infrastructure was not created” when trying to configure “Biztalk Alert” feature

Symptom You get the following error message when trying to configure “Biztalk Alert” feature at BizTalk configuration Wizard: ERROR: Failed to set up BAM database(s). The alert infrastructure was not created. Failed to install service. Cannot proceed because the created process returned with -1 Posible causes Double check that SQL Server Database Mail has been…