Sunday, May 8, 2011

File Receive Location is disabled in BizTalk

File receive location is disabled in BizTalk 2009 even if you have configured file receive adapter and receive location in BizTalk Administration.

You receive a "The receive location '[drive:]\[path]\*.xml' is shutting down" error message

share the directory and use unc path for receive location \\servername\sharename

give permission only to biztalk host instance users on the share

Access Denied-Deploy BizTalk project

You get access denied message when deploying BizTalk 2009 project from Visual Studio 2008 on MS Windows 2008 R2 OS.

run Visual Studio 2008 as Administrator when deploying

Oracle Database connection problem after configuring client

Connecting to the LOB system has failed.
Could not load file or assembly 'Oracle.DataAccess, Version=, Culture=neutral,
PublicKeyToken=89b483f429c47342' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file

i was getting this error when using Consume Adapter Service from Visual Studio 2008 to connect to oracle database using OracleDBBinding configuration.

i could not see Oracle.DataAccess in the c:\windows\assembly folder. i was using instantclient to connect to oracle server

downloaded Oracle 11g ODAC with Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio OTN website (ODAC with Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio). install it clicking on setup.exe

now add generated items from visual studio project .select consumer adapter service.
click on Add . Select a binding --> OracleDBBinding
configure a URI --> oracledb://yourdbalias

click on configure in URI properties tab make sure data source name is correct.

in Binding properties tab changed EnableBizTalkCompatibilityMode --> true
and UseAmbientTransaction --> false

in security tab select Client Credential type to username. give the username and password
otherwise it gives username and password error.
click ok and connect you get error .

Connecting to the LOB system has failed.
ORA-1017: invalid username/password; logon denied.

enter username in CAPITAL letters.

it works

BizTalk 2009 Adpter Pack - No valid Apapters error

After creating a new BizTalk project . right click on the newly created project Add generated generate schema files --> Consume Adpater Service . to connect to the oracle database and retrieve packages or tables whatever you want to use in biztalk for schema files.

it gives me error

"No valid adapters are installed on this machine"

but adapter pack 2.0 is installed and i rechecked ,repaired etc . no luck


install both 32 bit and 64 bit biztalk adapter pack on 64 bit servers . it will work as some of the 32bit dlls are required for Visual studio . my visual studio was 32 bit :)

Cannot Create BizTalk Project from VS 2008

After a new installation of BizTalk 2009 with all the prerequisites steps from microsoft i was not able to create a new biztalk project from Visual studio 2008.When you try to create a new Biztalk project using

File -> New Project -> Any BizTalk Project Type

You get the error message: Creating project ‘project name’… project creation failed.

most of the users tells me reinstallation of BizTalk that was not a good solution for me as i have been fixing many errors during the BizTalk installation and i don't want to go through the same process again and i need to finish with this implementation as it is dependent on few other projects. oh i am stuck again.

again the registry change . though it is not preferred always if you know what you are doing it then go for it. it could come is what i did. search for {FAE04EC0-301F-11d3-BF4B-00C04F79EFBC} under projects


the value for "PossibleProjectExtensions"="csproj" change it to "csproj;btproj" remove the "

for 64 bit versions of Visual Studio the path is


now restart the Visual Studio it works. what i came to know is Biztalk installation modifies the reg value to register its project extension with the C# project factory.thanks to the blogger.

MSDTC logon changed

i have no idea why did i changed the MSDTC logon user . it is so stupid to change it . don't ever try that u will be lost.

its from my event viewer messages that i did that because it gave me error network service does not have permission to access. i don't remember exactly what was the problem. i was doing the configuration for BizTalk 2009 it don't connect to the SQL Server on remote location.

what i did was is from run command open Component Services using command "dcomcnfg". right click My Computer in component services and go to properties --> click on MSDTC tab --> then Security Configuration--> changed the username from network service to my domain user for BizTalk and restarted the server as i thought it will solve the problem. but it did not. not only that i couldn't revert it back. the MSDTC tab is completely gone from properties of My Computer.

now the next option is change in registry for this server. i need to it as my server is in production cluster and a reinstallation of MSDTC is not an option for me as it could affect other production servers on cluster.

from registry --> HKLM --> System --> Current Control Set --> Services --> MSDTC --> Object Name changed to NT Authority\Network Service.

restarted the server. i got the MSDTC tab back but security configuration is disabled. click on Stop --> click on take ownership --> now click on Start . there you get it. change it from here. if you haven't changed it before from registry u should try this step first . few times it gave me message cannot start msdtc service but it is started from some reason.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

BizTalk Server 2009 Group Configuration Error

During the group configuration i got the message

AdminLib GetBTSMessage: hrErr=c0c024bf; Msg=The server has not been configured.

Solution: set up DTC on both biztalk and sql servers .

Goto Component Services / My Computer / Properties / MSDTC Tab / Security
Configuration and Enable Network DTC Access

  • Enable Network DTC Access
  • Allow Remote Clients

  • Allow Inbound

  • Allow Outbound

  • No Authentication Required

  • Enable Transaction Internet Protocol (TIP) Transactions
Restart the servers . Enterprise Single Sign on was not started after restart so started that as well .

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The SSO service failed to start

During BizTalk 2009 configuration SSO service failed to start.

following is done after a google search

  1. Open a command window
  2. Go to C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727
  3. regasm "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Enterprise Single Sign-On\win32\ssosql.dll"
  4. regasm "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Enterprise Single Sign-On\ssosql.dll"
Note: On a 64-bit server, regasm will need to be run for both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of ssosql.dll.

problem solved

Failed to connect to the SQL database SSODB

BizTalk 2009 configuration step of SSODB cannot connect to the SSODB database on SQL Server in cluster . it is supposed to create a new database SSODB instead of connecting to it. anyway the error gives failed to connect.


the sso user (not the group, the group is already there automatically), that is created in active directory before biztalk installation was given permission on the database

with dbcreator -- as SSODB needs to be created
and securityadmin server roles

now try to configure BizTalk SSODB again