FIX: Error message when you run the DTA Purge and Archive job on a computer that has BizTalk Server 2006 R2 SP1 installed: "Invalid object name 'EdiMessageContent'. [SQLSTATE 42S02] (Error 208). The step failed."
You install Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 on a computer. However, you do not configure BizTalk Server 2006 R2.
You install BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1).
You configure BizTalk Server 2006 R2 for the first time after BizTalk Server 2006 R2 SP1 is installed.
You configure the DTA Purge and Archive job and then enable it to run.
In this scenario, the DTA Purge and Archive job does not run. Additionally, you receive the following error message in the job history:
Date Date Log Job History (DTA Purge and Archive (BizTalkDTADb))
Step ID 1 Server LABSRV Job Name DTA Purge and Archive (BizTalkDTADb) Step Name Archive and Purge Duration 00:00:00 Sql Severity 16 Sql Message ID 208 Operator Emailed Operator Net sent Operator Paged Retries Attempted 0
Executed as user: user. Invalid object name 'EdiMessageContent'. [SQLSTATE 42S02] (Error 208). The step failed.
The issue occurs because the EDIMessageContent table is not created in the DTA database if you configure BizTalk Server 2006 R2 for the first time only after you install BizTalk Server 2006 R2 SP1.
Cumulative update information
BizTalk Server 2006 R2
The hotfix that resolves this issue is included in cumulative update package 4 for BizTalk Server 2006 R2 SP1.
For more information about how to obtain the cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2682056 Cumulative update package 4 for BizTalk Server 2006 R2 SP1
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 the problem described in this article. 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.
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The following list contains prerequisites for the hotfix package:
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.
The global version of this hotfix uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the following table. When you view the file information, the date 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.
For Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2
To work around this problem, use either of the following methods:
Configure BizTalk Server before you install BizTalk Server 2006 R2 SP1.
Manually create the missing table EDIMessageContent in the DTA database.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about BizTalk Server hotfixes, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Branch Edition, Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Developer Edition, Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Standard Edition