FIX: The MessageBox_Message_Cleanup_BizTalkMsgBoxDb job may fail and you may receive an "Event ID 208" message in BizTalk Server 2004

In Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004, the MessageBox_Message_Cleanup_BizTalkMsgBoxDb job may fail. If this problem occurs, you may receive an error message that resembles the following error message:
Arithmetic overflow error converting expression to data type int. [SQLSTATE 22003] (Error 8115). The step failed.
Additionally, you may receive a message in Event Viewer that resembles the following message:

Event Type: Warning
Event Category: Job Engine
Event ID: 208
Description: SQLServer Scheduled Job 'MessageBox_Message_Cleanup_BizTalkMsgBoxDb' {GUID} - Stats: Failed - Invoked on datetime - Message: The job failed.


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. 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.

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, contact 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.

Warning You cannot roll back this hotfix from the BizTalk Server environment. Therefore, make sure that you fully test this hotfix in a test environment before you apply this hotfix to a production environment. Do not try to use Add or Remove Programs to remove this hotfix because this does not roll back the database changes, and leaves the BizTalk Server environment in an inconsistent state.


You must have BizTalk Server 2004 Service Pack 2 installed to apply his hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart your 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 sizeDateTime
Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix that contains these files may also contain additional files.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about the MessageBox_Message_Cleanup_BizTalkMsgBoxDb job, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
919776 Description of the SQL Server Agent jobs in BizTalk Server 2004
For more information, 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: 948935 - Last Review: 10/08/2011 09:23:00 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Standard Edition, Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Partner Edition, Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Developer Edition

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