Simple AS2 Certificate installation for VANS.

This is when you can’ get it to work, the below should work if followed step by step.
*If you are using Active Directory Certificate Services you can TRUST the AD without having to load this locally, this quick setup will work on load balanced BT servers, however this specific instace for TRUSTS is for local single machine installations.
*Check that the serial number in the PFX P12 (personal key ) DOES NOT start with a 00.
Create one user for the Inprocess and the isolated host adapters, add them to the Biztalk administrators group and local Administrator group.
For this example we will call it BTAS2User.
run -> MMC.exe as this user
File-> Add/Remove Snapin
and choose Certificates
Select the Local Computer account
Select Certificates and Click Add
Add the Van’s PUBLIC key (CER) and YOUR Private Key(PFX P12)
Add the Private Key to your private store (PFX, P12)
Open the  Biztalk Administrator
Expand until you see the BIZTALK GROUP on the local machine [Right-Click] then select Properties
Add the new Private Key here.  (PFX, P12)
You will see your personal certificates available here.
I am unsure if this is 100% needed, however we added them as well to both HOSTS
Select the HOSTS folder in teh biztalk administrator (next to the host instances folder) 
Then one at a time select each and [Right-Click] -> Properties
Add the Certificates here.
It should work if you just restart the host instances, however I rebooted since it was a "pre-production" server .
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AS2 Certificate MDN’s Force response Setup.

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One work around for Management Portal Issues. ESB 2.1 Part 1 – Access is Denied

 Function: GetConfigInfo (SSOProperties)
 Tracking ID: 02e78f85-cfa0-41fb-83fd-d1077521108f
 Client Computer: IRDEV (w3wp.exe:4128)
 Application Name: ESB.instrumentationConfiguration
 Error Code: 0x80070005, Access is denied.

I went and tried to open up the main homepage for the ESB 2.1 Management Portal and low and behold it didn’t work. Baring teeth smile

Though up to this point I had been winging it with the guide and search engines, so I had to rethink many of the prevous installation steps. Nerd smile

I found that my application log was litered with 1 single call. Sarcastic smile

Low and behold there were access errors, and after a long day of creating different log ins and trying to keep track of this I knew this wasn’t going to be a 5 minute fix.


This was my first attempt

I set the Server and ServerAll to my PC Name

ssomanage -serverall IRDEV

ssomanage -server IRDEV 

 Though, as seen in yesterdays blog I did this yesterday as well, but hey the . was back for my local user which was the user I had used for  many of the configuration settings.


At first I thought it may be the user on World wide publishing Service due to the w3wp.exe:4128

Though that wasnt the problem

So  I went into the Application Pools and changed the Application Pool:EsbPortalNetworkAppPool


Set that user with proper permission (which I am assuming is an SSO Administrator)

My Main user was an SSO Admin.

This only left me with a "Application does not exist,"  which I covered in the previous post.

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One work around for Management Portal Issues. ESB 2.1 Part 2 – Missing Application

 I have yet to find the reason why esb.exception handling doesn’t get added when the rest do.
(This happens when you choose SSO and apply the Configuration selection in the ESB Configuration Toolkit. )
The "work around" has been to remove it from SSO and use a "File Configuration like so"
 THe rest

This below not fix the SSODB problem, it does however fix the error from arising when trying to navigate to the portal home page.


Function: GetConfigInfo (SSOProperties)
Tracking ID: 97fbc4ce-9a27-4f1c-bd9c-73953cd96f8a
Client Computer: IRDEV (w3wp.exe:3976)
Client User: IRDEVAdministrator
Application Name: ESB.exceptionHandling
Error Code: 0xC0002A04, The application does not exist.

This led me to think  ESB.exceptionHandling belongs in the SSO DB.
Actually the above was just another error that triggered an exception which caused the SSO to get hit for the esb.exceptionHandling application, and it wasn’t listed in the SSODB .
I even just tried adding ESB.exceptionHandling and adding the row to the DB manually.  After I received an Incorrect Parameter error.  
I created a dual boot machine ot throw 2.0 back up to see if it was added during 2.0 and it isn’t.
I had originally created individual web sites for ESB Web Exception and Core Web Services. Originially these had bindings that weren’t the same as the default website.
After removing those two Websites, I went back into the configuration tool and reset the Website Names to default website for both Angel
This was due to the fact that each site had it’s own Bindings and the sites were expecting these to be in the same binding set.  I still need to research if this is due to relative path calls (so they would have to be on the same bindings) or some configuration file that is used reference the call, that can be changed.
The resulting website looked like so:
After the esb portal  came up fine.

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Management_Install.cmd work around.

BizTalk 2010 Beta
ESB 2.1
You more than likely kept the ESBSource directory when copying over.
Copy Keys and Source directly into:
You sill still get the red flashes in your command window.
You will need to open up the Management_install.ps1 and change
$env:VS="${env:ProgramFiles}Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0Common7IDE"
$env:VS="C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0Common7IDE"  ifyou are using a 64 bit machine)
It worked fine afterwords.
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Holder for Biztalk Install – ESB


C:WindowsMicrosoft.NETFrameworkv4.0Windows Communication Foundation>ServiceModelReg.exe -r -y

I found it here:




Server x64

cdProgram Files (x86)Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010Tracking
Bm.exe deploy-all -DefinitionFile:"C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.1BamMicrosoft.BizTalk.ESB.BAM.Exceptions.xml"
Bm.exe deploy-all -DefinitionFile:"C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.1BamMicrosoft.BizTalk.ESB.BAM.Itinerary.xml"




If you find :

           No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it

Start SQL Server Analysis Services (MSSQLSERVER).

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Holder for Biztalk Install – 2 UDDI, Supporting Programs

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Holder for Biztalk Install – 1

cscript %SYSTEMDRIVE%inetpubadminscriptsadsutil.vbs SET W3SVC/AppPools/Enable32bitAppOnWin64 1
ssomanage -serverall IRDEV  <– sets for all users
ssomanage -server IRDEV   <– sets for this user
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Starting from Scratch on EDIGUIDANCE Box

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
SQL Server 2008 R2
BizTalk 2010 beta
ESB 2.1 Toolkit Beta
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DCPromo kills test BizTalk box.

I needed to run a test to generate a certificate using certificate services, so I had to run my local server dev box as a Domain.  I had to add directory services through the server manager.  I ran the DCpromo.  I ran my certificate tests and proved what I needed to.  Up until this point everythign was done well.
However after I was done, I wanted to get back my original user information and test box.  So I DCPromo’ed again, removed the domain and assumed my user would revert to my non-domain "Users" folder.  However once you do the DCPROMO up and back the User ->User mappings fail (this was the same error SQL kept giving me).
SQL wouldnt even start anymore and the repair failed.  I can’t log into Biztalk and the Biztalk Groups are missing from my local computer managent- User management.
Note to self:  Dont mix to many different kinds of tests.   This is leading me to completely reload the box from scratch, since I was having issues installing the 2.1 ESB tool.   THis is probably a better approach.  On Friday I should have a step by step "building an ESB 2.1 Box from scratch"
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