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SSIS: My Toolbox is Missing!
I work with BizTalk (BTS) and SSIS frequently. In one of my environments, whenever I've programmed in BTS, then jump back to SSIS, the SSIS toolbox is missing in action. Here's what I do to solve the problem in that environment:Save the application and close Visual Studio.Go your AppData\Local\Microsoft\Vis... version]Rename the *.tdb files there to something else like *.tdb.xOpen Visual Studio (Note: You will see the progress status bar re-initializing all available toolboxes.)Open ......

Posted On Thursday, July 11, 2013 4:19 PM

How do I know what Version of BizTalk is on my server?
There are 2 ways to do this, the first is to query the BizTalkDBVersion table:use [BizTalkMgmtDb]goSELECT DatabaseMajor, DatabaseMinor,ProductBuildN... ProductRevision FROM dbo.BizTalkDBVersion; Here is a list of possible BizTalk versions (CUP = cumulative update package, SP = service pack) :BTS20043.0.4902.0BTS2004SP... 3.0.7405.0BTS2006 3.5.1602.0BTS2006R23.6.1404... 3.9.469.0BTS2010CUP13.9.522... ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 2, 2013 5:59 PM

Why am I getting the error: CLSID_BizTalkPropertyBagFactory error in the BTS Admin console
Perhaps you've experienced the scenario where you hit the F5 key on the Group Overview in the BizTalk Admin console and instead of seeing your message queues, you see instead the very ugly () message: Failed to create a CLSID_BizTalkPropertyBagFac... COM component installed with a BizTalk server. A dynamic link library (DLL) initialization routine failed. (WinMgmt) Go to the event viewer and look for any COM/COM+ errors under applications. Chances are you will see a conflict with WMI services--perhaps ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 20, 2009 10:16 AM

How do I know which version of BizTalk I am running?

The quickest way is to do the following:

  1. Go to Start>Settings>Control Panel
  2. Select Add/Remove Programs
  3. Scroll unitl you find BizTalk
  4. Click on the support anchor (see screen shot below)

 Lookup BizTalk Version Info

Posted On Thursday, September 4, 2008 6:42 AM

Why do EDI permissions fail in BizTalk?
I am getting the message: "Unable to set permissions on the shared documents home folder" This is probably happening because the needed membership in the security groups for EDI/SQL roles aren't set up all the way through, it is likely some of it is set up already and some of it isn't -- so when your bts service account is trying to execute EDI, you see this sort of error. To correct this, try these quick few steps first. If all else fails, Microsoft has an online reference: ......

Posted On Monday, April 21, 2008 9:03 AM

Thinking Through Rules in C#
As I continue with writing the manuscript on rules engines, I've isolated my examples to be coincidental with the overall theme of engineering decision support applications. Today, I am taking a close look at the seemingly simple act of identifying and rejecting unattractive alternatives when competing projects are under review to determine whether or not a given project will warrant funding. Some of the determining factors are well known algorithms in the financial world. Specifically I am thinking ......

Posted On Friday, March 7, 2008 2:51 PM

What is a BizTalk "Host Instance"?
To answer this question, a more basic question to ask would be what is a BizTalk host, since a host must exist before an instance of it can exisit! This distinction may be confusing to BizTalk newcomers because when navigating through the BizTalk Admin Console, hosts and host instances are viewed separately. In mid-90's techno-speak, (READ: about the time-frame where the development of the BizTalk/Commerce Server got its start) the host would have been thought of as a container for related adapter ......

Posted On Friday, February 29, 2008 7:53 AM

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