Stephen's Host Integration Server Blog

The intent is to share some details about Host Integration Server (HIS) that are not well documented, not well known, as well as various tidbits that come up when supporting HIS.

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  • Blog Post: Host Integration Server 2009 has entered Extended Support

    For any of you running HIS 2009 in your environments, you should be aware that HIS 2009 has entered the Extended Support phase of its lifecycle as of July 8, 2014. When a product is in Extended Support, it means that Microsoft Support still provides support, but new hotfixes will no longer be created...
  • Blog Post: Description of Host Integration Server Security Groups

    Host Integration Server uses two security groups to implement its security model.  The goal of the security model is to allow the runtime and administrators access to the appropriate HIS resources, but limited to only those resources.  This allows our runtime and administrators to operate as...
  • Blog Post: Update Center for Host Integration Server and Microsoft OLE DB Provider for DB2

    Based on feedback from both internal and external sources regarding questions about what the latest updates (fixes) are for both Host Integration Server and the Microsoft OLE DB Provider for DB2 (which is included SQL Server Feature Packs), I created a page that lists the current updates fro these products...
  • Blog Post: Host Integration Server 2006 has entered Extended Support

    For those of you still using HIS 2006 in your environments, please be aware that HIS 2006 entered the Extended Support phase of its lifecycle this past Tuesday (April 10, 2012). When a product is in Extended Support, it means that Microsoft Support still provides support, but new hotfixes will no longer...
  • Blog Post: Host Integration Server 2009 Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) is available

    The Host Integration Server Product Team has just released the first Cumulative Update (CU) for HIS 2009. The cumulative update model is something that SQL Server and Biztalk Server also use to package and release product fixes on a more consistent schedule. This cumulative update (CU) is a rollup update...
  • Blog Post: Host Integration Server 2010 Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) is available

    The Host Integration Server Product Team has just released the first Cumulative Update (CU) for HIS 2010. The cumulative update model is something that SQL Server and Biztalk Server also use to package and release product fixes on a more consistent schedule. HIS 2010 CU1 includes fixes for HIS 2010 that...
  • Blog Post: Host Integration Server upgrade may fail if prerequisites cannot be downloaded and installed

    We recently ran into a case where a customer was trying to upgrade from HIS 2004 to HIS 2009. The HIS 2009 setup process started and detected that HIS 2004 was installed. A dialog was displayed indicating that HIS 2004 would be uninstalled. After clicking OK, Setup continued and indicated that the .NET...
  • Blog Post: Errors when choosing Help in HIS 2009 tools and utilities

    The following error may be displayed when pressing F1 in the HIS 2009 Configuration Tool: This problem occurs if “Microsoft Document Explorer 2005” is not installed on the system. If I install  "Microsoft Document Explorer 2005", then error does not occur and Help is launched. When I remove ...
  • Blog Post: HIS 2009 Documentation fails to get installed

    You may find some cases where the HIS 2009 Documentation fails to get installed even though you selected the “Documentation” component during the setup process. This can occur when “Microsoft Document Explorer 2005” is not installed on the system. The HIS 2009 setup module that that is used to install...
  • Blog Post: Host Integration Server 2006 Service Pack 1 is available

    For those of you running Host Integration Server 2006, you might be interested in knowing that HIS 2006 SP1 is available for download at the following location: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c0cc5e8d-fc47-41ac-bcad-67832249eb41 Host Integration Server 2006 Service Pack 1 provides...
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