Bloggers Guide to BizTalk – November Release

Alan recently released the November edition of the Bloggers Guide to BizTalk. There is a TON of good reading in here! Go check it out at This guide has nearly doubled with 159 articles and 23 authors! Way to go Alan!


How does MSMQT work in high availability scenarios?

BizTalk Message Queuing (also known as MSMQT) works the same as Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ) from a network perspective. The main difference is that instead of sending messages to a queue, you send them to a receive location in BizTalk Message Queuing. The receive locations and send ports are accessible in the BizTalk Server Administration…


How to setup WMI Namespace Security for BizTalk Server 2004

The following steps describe how to allow members of the BizTalk Server Administrators group to access remote WMI. Click Start, click Run, type wmimgmt.msc in the Open box, and then click OK.  Right-click WMI Control, and then click Properties.  Click the Security tab. Click the Microsoft BizTalk Server namespace, and then click Security.  Click Add….


The OLAP service must run under a domain account that has access to the DTA DB in order to successfully process the cubes

Problem In Health and Activity Tracking for BizTalk Server 2004, the following errors may occur when you process the cubes: The DTA DB doesn’t have any data to process Log in failed for user <Domain>\<OLAPMachineName>$\ Cause This can occur in a multi machine configuration where the DTAAnalysisDB resides on one server and the DTA DB resides…


HttpAdapter sample: HTTP.NET Send fails with 0x8000FFFF

Problem In BizTalk Server 2004, the HTTP.NET Sample adapter fails when trying to send (one-way or two-way) via HTTP. The following will be logged in the event viewer: Event Type: ErrorEvent Source: BizTalk Server 2004Event ID: 5680Description:The Messaging Engine has suspended “1” message(s) due to outbound processing errors. Please use Health and Activity Tracking to determine the cause…


SDK SQL Adapter sample has problems with binary collation

In BizTalk Server 2004, the SDK SQL Adapter sample is not supported on SQL servers using binary collation. See all of our documentation issues we are blogging about:  


The ExplorerOM SDK samples fail on SQL binary collation

Problem The ExplorerOM SDK samples have a database name in the connection string with the incorrect case which causes it to fail on binary collation SQL. How do I fix it? Open the Delete Party ExplorerOM SDK sample found at <ProdDir>\SDK\Samples\Admin\ExplorerOM\DeleteParty. Locate the DeleteParty.cs file. Change Line 58 of the DeleteParty.cs file to: catalog.ConnectionString =…


Calling all Programmer Writers!

The Microsoft E-Business User Education team is looking for an extraordinary person to join our team. This team is responsible for creating content for BizTalk Server and Commerce Server. The position requires a technically-adept person with senior-level writing skills who can deliver customer-responsive documentation for the developer audience. The right person for this job will…


Building Your First BizTalk Server 2004 Application In 30 Minutes

New to BizTalk Server 2004? Need to dig right in and start developing? Trying to figure things out? Me too! That is why I have started putting together some QuickStart guides that help you get going with the basic mechanics. Check out this guide on getting your first BizTalk application up. It copies a file…


BizTalk Server 2004 Technical Guide for Certificate Management Now Live!

The BizTalk Server 2004 Technical Guide for Certificate Management provides detailed information about how to configure your BizTalk Server environment to use certificates for encryption, signing, and party resolution. It also provides a sample application to help you automate the installation of certificates in the certificate stores that BizTalk Server uses when processing messages. Available…