FIX: Performance may decrease over time when you use a long-running orchestration in BizTalk Server 2004

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SYMPTOMS

In Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004, you may experience a decrease in performance as measured by the number of documents that are processed per second. When you use a long-running orchestration, such as a singleton orchestration, BizTalk Server performance may decrease over time.

This problem may occur when the following conditions are true:
  • A long-running orchestration has some transactional or non-transactional scope inside a loop.
  • Messages are received in the scope.
Additionally, the BizTalkMsgBoxDb database may grow very large.

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. 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 Web site:
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.
Warning You cannot roll back this hotfix from the BizTalk Server environment. Therefore, make sure that you fully test this hotfix in a test environment before you apply this hotfix to a production environment. Do not try to use Add or Remove Programs to remove this hotfix because this does not roll back the database changes, and leaves the BizTalk Server environment in an inconsistent state.

Prerequisites

You must have Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed to apply this hotfix. To obtain BizTalk Server 2004 SP1, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f4a5ab9e-d599-4cc8-abdf-ae6ae68bac3d

Restart requirement

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

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

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 tool in Control Panel.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Btsmessageagent.dll3.0.6173.0592,89607-Jan-200601:15
Btsmsg.dll3.0.6173.0143,87207-Jan-200601:14
Btsmsgcore.dll3.0.6173.01,042,43207-Jan-200601:15
Microsoft.biztalk.interop.agent.dll3.0.6173.045,05607-Jan-200600:38
Microsoft.biztalk.messaging.dll3.0.6173.053,24807-Jan-200600:46
Microsoft.biztalk.streaming.dll3.0.6173.045,05607-Jan-200600:37
Microsoft.xlangs.biztalk.engine.dll3.0.6173.0221,18407-Jan-200600:49
Microsoft.xlangs.engine.dll3.0.6173.0221,18407-Jan-200600:49
Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix that contains these files may contain additional files.

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 software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 912276 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Partner Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Developer Edition
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