"File is in use by another process" error message when an application reads a host file in Host Integration Server 2010

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a Microsoft Host Integration Server 2010 application that uses BizTalk Adapter for Host Files or the host file provider to read host files.
  • The application tries to read a host file that is being used by a mainframe application at the same time. 

In this scenario, the application may be unable to access the host file. Additionally, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:
File is in use by another process

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information


A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Microsoft Host Integration Server 2010 installed.

Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

For all supported x86-based versions of Host Integration Server 2010
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
microsoft.hostintegration.mshostfileclient.dll8.5.4248.2190,36003-Nov-201013:41x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Host Integration Server 2010
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
microsoft.hostintegration.mshostfileclient.dll8.5.4248.2190,36003-Nov-201013:50x86

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

REFERENCES

For more information about how to configure BizTalk Adapter for Host Files, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) website:
General information about how to configure BizTalk Adapter for Host Files

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Article ID: 2452574 - Last Review: January 7, 2011 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Host Integration Server 2010
Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbqfe kbhotfixserver kbfix kbsurveynew kbexpertiseadvanced KB2452574

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