Benjamin Guinebertière

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  • Blog Post: How to expand a VHD disk

    NB, MAR 2009: It was brought to my attention (thanks Fernando) that utilities like VHDResizer ( http://vmtoolkit.com/files/default.aspx ) may do the job in a simpler way. I did not check myself. I was working on a Virtual PC 2007 virtual machine with a dynamically expanding disk of a maximum of...
  • Blog Post: MSDTC transaction to a SQL cluster on a different domain

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/827805/en-us explains how to test a distributed transaction scenario between 2 SQL Servers without the need to install DTCPing.   Here is a scenario. BTS1 server initiates a distributed transaction on VSQL, a SQL instance hosted on a Windows Cluster...
  • Blog Post: ISA Server 2004/2006 would prevent local Windows Update

    From an ISA Server computer, when you try to check Microsoft or Windows Update from IE, you get the initial page, but when you want to check updates you get a 0x80072EFD error.   To avoid that, configure Internet Explorer proxy to the local ISA Server on the Internal IP Address   Exemple: your...
  • Blog Post: Sample Behavior of BizTalk Server 2004 SP1 with .NET Framework 2.0 installed

    On a test environment, we had this exception on one of the two BizTalk Server 2004 SP1 nodes: Ticks must be between DateTime.MinValue.Ticks and DateTime.MaxValue.Ticks. Parameter name: ticks This was a BizTalk Server 2004 event in Application event log On the other node, they were .NET Framework...
  • Blog Post: Don't remember connection strings syntax? Use a .UDL file.

    Here is a tip I shared yesterday with a customer. If you need to create a connection string and don't remember the syntax, here is a simple way of achieving your goal. In a file folder or your Windows desktop, create a text file and rename it myCN.udl (only .udl extension is important) double...
  • Blog Post: SAP .NET Connector must be installed for all users

    BizTalk Server 2004 and BizTalk Server 2006 SAP Adapter requires and uses the SAP .NET Connector which is distributed by SAP. For BizTalk Server 2006, you need SAP .NET Connecter 1.0.3 Runtime. It looks like only the user who installed the SAP .NET Connecter 1.0.3 Runtime can use it, and...
  • Blog Post: Application Pool with a domain user account identity

    Context Windows Server 2003 / IIS6 - Virtual Directory running under an application pool with a domain user account identity - Virtual Directory security is set to Integrated authentication only - Trying to access this virtual directory from a domain user account (same domain as app pool identity account...
  • Blog Post: UpdateActivity check points are case sensitive

    While using BAM API (with BizTalk Server 2006, but I think it would be the same with BizTalk Server 2004), we received an exception like this: Failed to execute event. Exception type: BAMTraceException Source: Microsoft.BizTalk.Bam.EventObservation Target Site: Boolean PersistNoBatches...
  • Blog Post: Could not reset IIS, IISAdmin wouldn't start

    When trying to start IISAdmin, I get --------------------------- Services --------------------------- Windows could not start the IIS Admin Service on Local Computer. For more information, review the System Event Log. If this is a non-Microsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service...
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