FIX: Error message when you run the DTA Purge and Archive job on a computer that has BizTalk Server 2006 R2 SP1 installed: "Invalid object name 'EdiMessageContent'. [SQLSTATE 42S02] (Error 208). The step failed."

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You install Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 on a computer. However, you do not configure BizTalk Server 2006 R2.
  • You install BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1).
  • You configure BizTalk Server 2006 R2 for the first time after BizTalk Server 2006 R2 SP1 is installed.
  • You configure the DTA Purge and Archive job and then enable it to run.
In this scenario, the DTA Purge and Archive job does not run. Additionally, you receive the following error message in the job history:
Date Date
Log Job History (DTA Purge and Archive (BizTalkDTADb))

Step ID 1
Server LABSRV
Job Name DTA Purge and Archive (BizTalkDTADb)
Step Name Archive and Purge
Duration 00:00:00
Sql Severity 16
Sql Message ID 208
Operator Emailed
Operator Net sent
Operator Paged
Retries Attempted 0

Message

Executed as user: user. Invalid object name 'EdiMessageContent'. [SQLSTATE 42S02] (Error 208). The step failed.

CAUSE

The issue occurs because the EDIMessageContent table is not created in the DTA database if you configure BizTalk Server 2006 R2 for the first time only after you install BizTalk Server 2006 R2 SP1.

RESOLUTION

Cumulative update information

BizTalk Server 2006 R2

The hotfix that resolves this issue is included in cumulative update package 4 for BizTalk Server 2006 R2 SP1. 

For more information about how to obtain the cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 
2682056 Cumulative update package 4 for BizTalk Server 2006 R2 SP1

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 the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

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, contact 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

The following list contains prerequisites for the hotfix package:
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Restart requirements

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

Replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the following table. When you view the file information, the date 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 Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft.xlangs.engine.dll3.6.2229.12272,24002-Apr-201105:55x86

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, use either of the following methods:
  • Configure BizTalk Server before you install BizTalk Server 2006 R2 SP1.
  • Manually create the missing table EDIMessageContent in the DTA database.

STATUS

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

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about BizTalk Server hotfixes, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2003907  Information about BizTalk Server hotfixes  

Properties

Article ID: 2499834 - Last Review: April 12, 2012 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Branch Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Standard Edition
Keywords: 
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