BizTalk Server 2006 – Enterprise Production Considerations – Part 2 – Host and Host Instances

I’ve seen one too many BizTalk groups with poorly configured Host/Host Instances.  So I’ve decided to create a BASIC post on the subject. This is a pretty sophisticated topic having to do with scaling, high availability, resource management etc. so please don’t assume that what I’m about to say is universally appropriate. I’ll give a…

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BizTalk Server 2006 – Enterprise Production Considerations – Part 1 – Production Server Topology

Introduction: This post is the first in a series of posts that will describe a number of production considerations for Enterprise customers (“Enterprise” loosely defined as those with moderately complex BizTalk implementations) This is in response to a great deal of confusion that I have encountered in the field and hopefully I can kill about…

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BizTalk gets "General Network Error" under heavy load

This is a fairly common scenario after Windows 2003 SP1 (or greater) is installed, so I thought I better put in my two cents Scenario: BizTalk seems to lose connectivity to the MsgBox (and all other databases on that SQL instance) Problem: The operating system (w2k3 sp1) running the SQL server instance is misinterpreting the heavy TCPIP…

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Office 2007 Open Format

Office 2007 users want to see something cool?  Save out a word 2007 .docx format, rename the file to have a .zip extension, and then crack it open. How cool is that? You can read more here http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa338205.aspx


Excessive Blocking when using BizTalk SQL Adapter

————————————- Addendum – June 22 2007: Under absolutely NO circumstances should you modify the data model of the BizTalk databases in any way.  You should only optimize your own application databases.————————————-  I have seen this issue in many places,  which still surprises me because there are a lot of blog entries about this.  For what it’s worth, here’s…

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