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New RSS Feed Address for my BizTalk Blog
If you are reading this post through an RSS Reader (like Newsgator, Yahoo, RssReader, etc) please update your feed address. I have moved all my content to my new blog site at: The new RSS feed is located at:http://www.biztalkgurus.... I will continue to post to both locations but will phase out GeeksWithBlogs at some point. I have also set up a new Syndicated Blog Site. It syndicates over 75 BizTalk related blogs all in one location. ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 30, 2006 10:14 PM

WMI Script to Terminate Suspended Orchestration Instances
Are you tired of having to go into the BizTalk Admin tool to terminate any suspended Orchestration instance before you want to redeploy? Scripting this task is simple using WMI. Just create a file called Terminate.vb and copy in this code: TerminateAllOrchs Sub TerminateAllOrchs Query = "SELECT * FROM MSBTS_ServiceInstance where ServiceClass = 1" Set InstSet = GetObject("Winmgmts:!root\M... For Each Inst In InstSet Inst.Terminate Next End Sub This script will ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 29, 2006 8:11 PM

Auto-GAC your BizTalk Helper Classes with Post Build Events
Working with .net helper classes in BizTalk Server is a common occurance. It can sometimes be easy to forget to GAC the latest version of the code when you go to test the solution on your local development box. But using a simple Post Build Event, you can have your code automatically put in the GAC for you. Adding a post build event is easy. Just go to the project properties of your helper class and select Build Events. Enter the following under Post Build Event: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual ......

Posted On Monday, August 28, 2006 10:26 PM

BizTalk Server Map Error - Native serialization error Root element is missing
Recently I was testing a BizTalk map inside Visual Studios. The input schema was auto generated using the SQL Adapter and the output was a simple text file. I was using a sample file provided to me from a past generation from the schema (or so I thought) to test the map. When I was testing, I keep getting a blank file as output and a strange error. The error was: Native serialization error: Root element is missing. I had both input and output validation turned on and the input sample file was passing ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 15, 2006 10:01 PM

Splitting POP3 Email Attachments in BizTalk 2006
This was a question (paraphrased) on the Forum: “How can I take email attachments and put them as is into a folder?” When using the POP3 Receive Adapter, you have the ability to receive multiple items as attachments and the adapter will handle them using MIME processing. You do not need a custom pipeline. When receiving a multi-attachment message, you have the ability to define one of the parts as the main message Body. If you leave the default (0), the email message ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 8, 2006 9:39 PM

Using MSBuild to Build and Deploy BizTalk 2006 Solutions
MSBuild is the new build platform for Visual Studios. It allows great flexibility, customization (through creating custom Tasks), and integration with unit tests. While MSBuild doesn’t directly support building BizTalk solutions, tasks are available to call the DEVENV executable and Microsoft UK has released a set of custom tasks to support a wide verity of common BizTalk tasks (available on GotDotNet). This provided an easy method for scripting automated or ad-hock BizTalk builds and deployments ......

Posted On Sunday, August 6, 2006 11:23 PM

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