FIX: "The given AS2 Identity contains some invalid characters" error when you specify a value for an AS2 agreement in BizTalk Server 2010

Applies to: BizTalk Server Branch 2010BizTalk Server Developer 2010BizTalk Server Enterprise 2010

Symptoms


Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a computer that is running Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010.
  • You try to create a new AS2 partner agreement in the BizTalk Server Administration Console. 
  • In the AS2-From or AS2-To field, you specify a value that contains white space when you configure identifier properties. 
In this scenario, you cannot save the agreement, and you receive the following error message:
The given AS2 Identity contains some invalid characters. Only printable ASCII characters are allowed for this field.

Cause


The issue occurs because of an error in the BizTalk Server Administration Console.

Resolution


Cumulative update information

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 1. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for BizTalk Server 2010, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2497789 Cumulative update package 1 for BizTalk Server 2010

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 how to configure AS2 identity properties, visit the following MSDN website: For more information about BizTalk Server hot fixes, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2003907   Information about BizTalk Server hotfixes