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I was recently installing a new BizTalk Server 2010 mult-server implementation, where the SQL server installation resides on a separate server to the BizTalk server installation(s) and I ran into a problem when attempting to configure the first server in the BizTalk Group.

I was able to succesfully set up the configuration, but when applying the configuration the tool was unable to create the BizTalk Group.

The SSO set up completed successfully, and looking at the SQL server a number of BizTalk Databases and SQL Server Agent jobs were created, but the BizTalk Group itself was not.

It turns out that this was an issue with the installation of MSDTC on the servers in question.

I diagnosed this by using the dtcping tool.  Although this tool succeeded, it did warn me that the CID values on the two servers were the same.  Investigating further, they were actually the same on the two BizTalk servers, the SQL server and the SharePoint server we were planning to use.

These duplicate values were causing the problem with the creation of the BizTalk Group, and were caused by the same Windows Server 2008 R2 image being used to create the base system for each server in VM Ware.

To check and correct the CID values, carry out the following process on each server: 

  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit and then click OK to open the registry editor.

  1. Navigate to Hkey_classes_root, CID.

  1. Compare the values of the GUIDs beneath CID on the various servers.
  1. If any of the servers have matching values:
    1. Click start and then run the command prompt as Administrator
    2. Uninstall msdtc by typing: msdtc –uninstall
    3. Install msdtc by typing: msdtc –install
    4. This must be done on all servers with duplicate values.
  1. The CID registry keys should now be unique across the servers involved.

Following this you will need to clean up the partially created BizTalk databases and unconfigure SSO. 

You should then be able to complete the BizTalk configuration successfully.

Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2011 12:34 PM BizTalk Infrastructure and Installation | Back to top


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This did not work for me :-(
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