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FIX: Error message when you use a file adapter on a server that is running BizTalk Server 2006:"The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process"

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On a server that is running Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006, you use a file adapter. The Use Temporary File While Writing option is enabled on the file adapter.

When the file adapter tries to access the data from a remote Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path, the following error message is written to the error log:
The Process Cannot Access the File because it is being used by Another Process.

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 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart BizTalk services 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.
BizTalk Server 2006, x86 edition
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
BizTalk Server 2006, x64 edition
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform

Article ID: 928891 - Last Review: 12/09/2015 08:28:26 - Revision: 1.3

Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 Standard Edition, Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 Developer Edition

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