FIX: The receive location does not use the start date and the stop date that you set in BizTalk Server


Consider the following scenario:
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server is running on a system that has the time zone configured to a time zone other than Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
  • In BizTalk Server Administration, you configure the receive location to run on a specified date. To do this, you set the Start date box and the Stop date box to the same day.
In this scenario, the receive location does not use the start date and the stop date that you set.

For example, a server that has BizTalk Server installed is running in the Pacific Standard Time (PST) time zone (GMT-08:00). In BizTalk Server Administration, you configure the start date and the stop date for a receive location to April 10, 2009. In this example, the receive location works for only 16 hours from April 10, 2009 00:00 (GMT-08:00) to April 10, 2009 16:00 (GMT-08:00).

Note This scenario excludes the effect of daylight saving time.


This problem occurs because BizTalk Server performs an inconsistent conversion from local time to UTC when BizTalk Server saves the settings of the Start date box and the Stop date box.


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.

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: 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.


You must have Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 installed to apply this hotfix.

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 item in Control Panel.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Admin_server_logic.sqlNot applicable72,74612-Dec-200810:29Not applicable


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

More Information

You can view the effective settings of the start date and the stop date by running the following query against the BizTalk Management Database (BizTalkMgmtDB):
Select name, ActiveStartDT, ActiveStopDT from adm_receivelocation
For more information about how to configure scheduling for a receive location, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site: 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

Article ID: 961149 - Last Review: Apr 28, 2009 - Revision: 1