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In Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 and in Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004, you cannot configure the BizTalk host instance to use a Windows group name that exceeds 63 characters. This issue also occurs when you use Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to set the MSBTS_HostInstanceSetting.NTGroupName property.
This issue occurs because the maximum length of the MSBTS_HostInstanceSetting.NTGroupName property is 63 characters.
This issue is scheduled to be fixed in BizTalk Server 2004 Service Pack 2 (SP2).
Note After you install BizTalk Server 2004 SP2, you can configure the BizTalk Host to use a domain and group name that contains a maximum of 120 characters.
To work around this issue, modify the Windows group name so the total number of characters in the domain name and the group name does not exceed 63 characters.
For more information about the WMI MSBTS_HostInstanceSetting.NTGroupName property, see the Microsoft BizTalk Server Help documentation.
For more information about the issues that are fixed in BizTalk Server 2004 Service Pack 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
924330 List of bugs that are fixed in BizTalk Server 2004 Service Pack 2