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If you turn on auditing by selecting Audit management operations in the BizTalk Server Administration console, any operations that involve auditing fail and return the following error message:

Error in the application. (Microsoft.BizTalk.ExplorerOM)

If you select the Show technical details button in the error dialog box, you see a call stack that resembles the following call stack:

   at Microsoft.BizTalk.ExplorerOM.BtsCatalogExplorer.SaveChangesWithTransaction(Object transactionObj)

   at Microsoft.BizTalk.SnapIn.Framework.ExplorerOMProvider.SaveChanges()

   at Microsoft.BizTalk.SnapIn.Framework.ExplorerOMProvider.ChangesToExplorerOMSaved(UpdateExplorerOM method)

   at Microsoft.BizTalk.Administration.SnapIn.Nodes.ExplorerOMResultNode`1.UpdateExplorerOM(UpdateExplorerOM method)


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


This problem is fixed in the following cumulative update for BizTalk Server:

Cumulative Update 4 for BizTalk Server 2020


For information about the service packs and cumulative update list for BizTalk Server, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2555976 Service pack and cumulative update list for BizTalk Server

For more information about BizTalk Server hotfixes, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2003907 Information about BizTalk hotfixes and Cumulative Update support

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