Recently I was building a VM for a BizTalk 2006 R2 project. My VM configuration was :
- Windows 2003 R2
- SQL 2005 with SP4
- Visual Studio 2005 with SP1
- BizTalk Server 2006R2
I installed the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 SP1 update from the Windows Update. Life was good so far.
Next I got requirement to use WCF SQL adapter and there I went and started installing the pre-requisite for it.
1. WCF LOB Adapter SDK SP2
2. Microsoft BizTalk Adapter for SQL Server.
After that I went and tried to Add the Adapter metadata but then I did not see the WCF – SQL option itself. I was wondering what happened. I did some research and came across this blog post which told to change the BizTalk Version Number manually in the registry. I did that and reinstalled/repaired the packages like multiple times but in vain.
Finally I came across Microsoft’s this post which describes few issues which the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 SP1 update creates.
What’s the fix then??
Install the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 SP1 Cumulative Update.
Hope this helps.