Why this blog and what is MsgBoxViewer ?

Hi, the purpose of this blog I created is mainly to share with you some troubleshooting tools I created at MS and to focus mainly on one that we use now frequently at CSS to get quickly a detailed health check of a BizTalk 2004/2006 System including of course all the BizTalk databases when we have…

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What is BizTalk MsgBoxViewer (aka "MBV") ?

As the name imply, MBV analyze in details your BizTalk 2004, 2006 or 2009 MsgBox Db but also other BizTalk Dbs and generates an HTML file containing different REPORTS including a “WARNINGS REPORT” which report in yellow and red some warnings.As you can imagine, red warning are considered  as critical. All these warnings are based on my own experience as a BizTalk Support Escalation…

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BizTalk MsgBoxViewer – download here the latest version of the tool

UPDATE   : MBV is deprecated. and is now replaced by BizTalk Health Monitor (aka BHM) BHM is a complete MMC Snap-in reusing  the same health check engine and architecture than MBV, but its query/rule repository is updated frequently to detect all recent BizTalk issues.BHM can be included in the BizTalk console, provides a rich UI, is fully customizable, and embed a…

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MsgBoxViewer 9.20

I just released a new major build (9.20) displaying now in the SUMMARY REPORT a third column which contain, for most of the entries, a button to go directly the corresponding Detailed Report and sometimes a URL link to an MS KB or Tech Article avail on the Net. It should very fast so now…

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CHECKDB

Hello, In this post, I would like to share with you a tool I created and which is commonly used at Microsoft in the COM+ & MSDTC Support team but also in my Biztalk Support team for example to troubleshoot DB access & DTC issues : CHECKDB. Be careful, don’t make confusion with the SQL CHECKDB command 🙂   Purpose…

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