“Error serializing/deserializing XML document” error when using BizTalk Adapter for Host Applications to process a message that includes discriminated unions

If you are using the BizTalk Adapter for Host Applications (BAHA) included with BizTalk Adapters for Host Systems (BAHS), you might encounter an error similar to the following error if the BAHA (i.e. Transaction Integrator) application includes discriminated unions: Log Name:      Application Source:        BizTalk Server 2009 Date:          Date Time Event ID:      5743 Level:         Warning User:         …

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Host Integration Server 2010 available on October 1, 2010

Host Integration Server 2010 will be available for customers as part of the BizTalk Server 2010 release on October 1, 2010. The following are some links to additional information for the HIS 2010 release: Host Integration Server 2010 Datasheet BizTalk Server 2010 and HIS 2010 Evaluation versions are available by clicking here. Host Integration Server…

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Host Integration Server Forum available on TechNet

I just wanted to make sure that Host Integration Server users/enthusiasts are aware of the public forum that is available on TechNet. The forum replaces the public HIS newsgroup that was shutdown in June. The HIS forum is located at the following link: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/biztalkhis/threads You can post you’re his related questions to this forum. There…

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Host Integration Server upgrade may fail if prerequisites cannot be downloaded and installed

We recently ran into a case where a customer was trying to upgrade from HIS 2004 to HIS 2009. The HIS 2009 setup process started and detected that HIS 2004 was installed. A dialog was displayed indicating that HIS 2004 would be uninstalled. After clicking OK, Setup continued and indicated that the .NET Framework and…

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Microsoft OLE DB Provider for DB2 V3.0 is available

The latest version of the standalone OLE DB Provider for DB2 is now available as part of the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Feature Pack at the following link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ceb4346f-657f-4d28-83f5-aae0c5c83d52 If you want to directly download the Microsoft OLE DB Provider for DB2, you can use the following link: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=188403&clcid=0x409 This version follows the Microsoft…

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Errors when choosing Help in HIS 2009 tools and utilities

The following error may be displayed when pressing F1 in the HIS 2009 Configuration Tool: This problem occurs if “Microsoft Document Explorer 2005” is not installed on the system. If I install  "Microsoft Document Explorer 2005", then error does not occur and Help is launched. When I remove  "Microsoft Document Explorer 2005" the error comes…

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HIS 2009 Documentation fails to get installed

You may find some cases where the HIS 2009 Documentation fails to get installed even though you selected the “Documentation” component during the setup process. This can occur when “Microsoft Document Explorer 2005” is not installed on the system. The HIS 2009 setup module that that is used to install the documentation is looking to…

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Host Integration Server 2004 has moved into Extended Support

In case you weren’t aware, HIS 2004 has moved from Mainstream Support to Extended Support as of January 12, 2010.  Per the definition of Extended Support, new non-security related hotfixes will not be done unless a separate Extended Support Contract has been purchased.  Go to the following link to see the LifeCycle support table for…

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Host Integration Server 2006 Service Pack 1 is available

For those of you running Host Integration Server 2006, you might be interested in knowing that HIS 2006 SP1 is available for download at the following location: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c0cc5e8d-fc47-41ac-bcad-67832249eb41 Host Integration Server 2006 Service Pack 1 provides the latest updates for Microsoft Host Integration Server 2006 and Microsoft BizTalk Adapters for Host Systems. It includes customer…

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SnaBase logs event messages 556 and 627 when an application calls a TI object defined as a WCF service

If you install HIS 2009 or BizTalk Adapters for Host Systems 2.0 in order to use Transaction Integrator or the BizTalk Adapter for Host Applications, you might run into a scenario where the SnaBase service logs the following errors: Event ID: 556Source: SNA Base ServiceDescription:A system error occurred while making a pipe connection, rc =…

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