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You can use Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 to decode an S/MIME message that is generated by BizTalk Server 2002. However, for an incoming MIME message that contains an S/MIME message, the decoder may be unable to decode the S/MIME information in the header. Therefore, the decoder may produce a zero byte document. For example, the encrypted messages from BizTalk Server may contain the 'application/x-pkcs' reference in the MIME header and in the signed part header.
Hotfix informationA 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.
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PrerequisitesYou must have BizTalk Server 2006 R2 installed to apply this hotfix.
Restart requirementYou have to restart the BizTalk services after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File informationThe 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.
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
After you apply this hotfix, the MIME decoder will be able to consume either BizTalk Server 2002 or BizTalk Server 2006 R2 formatted S/MIME messages without any adjustments to the system.
Article ID: 954812 - Last Review: August 1, 2008 - Revision: 1.1