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A hotfix is available that lets you use an account that is not a local administrator account to perform administrative operations in BizTalk RFID in Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 or in Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009. This lets you centralize the management of a large RFID deployment, such as when you want to use a domain account to manage a large RFID deployment.
Without this hotfix, BizTalk RFID requires a user to be in the Windows local Administrators group to perform administrative operations, such as loading a provider or adding a device on BizTalk RFID.
To enable the feature that is described in this article, follow these steps.
Note To successfully apply the update, you must perform these steps on the BizTalk RFID server as a local administrator.
Managing RFID server from a remote computerIf you must manage the RFID server from a remote computer, you must perform the following additional steps. These steps involve several command prompt commands, the PsGetSid tool, and some string editing that you can perform in Notepad.
Deploying RFID processesAn RFID process must be deployed before it can be started.
Note Deployment is usually a one-time process that may require special permissions. You should deploy the RFID process as a user who has elevated permissions. After an RFID process is deployed successfully, it can be started and stopped by members of the RFID_ADMIN group.
To deploy a process that uses the Out-Of-Box event-handler components that are provided with BizTalk RFID, you must have permissions as shown in the following table:
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How to enable or disable a process deployment in RFID ManagerRFID Manager tries to deploy an RFID process every time that a user tries to start a process. Therefore, when a user who is a member of the RFID_ADMIN group tries to start a process from RFID Manager, RFID Manager first tries to deploy the RFID process. However, this deployment will fail if the user does not have appropriate permissions. Therefore, the process will not start. To work around this issue, you must change the RFIDTools.config file so that RFID Manager skips the deployment step.
The RFIDTools.config file contains a new AutoDeployProcessesOnStart flag. If this flag is set to false, the deployment step is skipped. Therefore, you can successfully start an RFID process in RFID Manager by using an account that is a member of the RFID_ADMIN group. To do this, after you apply the hotfix, set the <AutoDeployProcessesOnStart> element under the <RFIDToolsConfig> section of the RFIDTools.config file as follows:
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.
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 Web site:
PrerequisitesYou must have Microsoft BizTalk RFID 2006 R2 or Microsoft BizTalk Server RFID 2009 installed to apply this hotfix.
Restart requirementYou may have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix if the affected files are being used during the installation.
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.
Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix that contains these files may also contain additional files.
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For more information about how to install and configure BizTalk RFID, download the Installation Guide for BizTalk RFID.htm file by visiting the following Microsoft Web site:
For more information about how to manage BizTalk RFID, download a copy of the BizTalk RFID 2006 R2 Help file by visiting the following Microsoft Web site:
Article ID: 970493 - Last Review: March 1, 2010 - Revision: 3.1