Recently I had the pleasure of migrating several VSS databases to Team Foundation Server 2008. One of the databases was pretty large (90k+ files) and took between 12 – 16 hours to migrate. However, about 6 hours in to the migration, I kept running across an error that would halt the migration process.
The error: Could not find file ‘C:\Conv\Tfs\<TeamProjectName>\blah\blah\somefile.txt’.
After searching and searching for a solution, I finally ran across this forum post that got me back on track again. While I cannot take credit for the solution, I would like to add some additional information.
While attempting to deploy some SharePoint code via MSBuild, I ran in to the following problem.
I have a msbuild.proj that executes several stsadm commands. These work perfectly when executed from the command-line. However, once they are called from TeamBuild, I get “Access Denied” on the stsadm execution.
The TFS Service account is a member of the Administrators group on the build server. I can login to the build server as the TFS Service account and execute the command-line successfully. This problem only exists when the commands are spawned from TeamBuild.
I have also tried running several EXEC tasks [...]
I hate to admit that I have been plagued by this stupid BizTalk error for weeks now. I must say that I haven’t been focusing on this particular issue the entire time, but when I did it wasn’t pretty. I was never able to wrap my head around the problem, and even worse, the solution. Until…
The error: MyOrchestration.odx(783,59): error CS1026: ) expected
MyOrchestration.odx(782,10): error CS1518: Expected class, delegate, enum, interface, or struct
I would receive this error only when a particular orchestration was included in my project. However, the orchestration that reports the error is not the one causing the error, but the [...]
It’s been quiet on the blogging front for awhile. Things have been pretty quiet at work and nothing of great value has been discovered. I have been playing with WPF and WCF a bit. I hooked up BTS 2006 to a WCF Send Port which was pretty cool. I didn’t think the transport properties form was very “friendly”. There were several values that were provided as drop-downs, but the drop-down boxes were empty. I had to go to the BTSNTSVC.exe.config file to determine the proper values. Once I got beyond that, I was rockin’ and rollin’. I’m thinking of setting [...]
Ok, so this probably comes to no surprise to many of you. I remember running in to this problem when I was using BTS 2004. However, I thought that the community’s cries would be answered with BTS 2006. I have not had a need for it until now, so I never checked, but again the ability to BCC using the SMTP Adapter does not exist. Fortunately, there are many ways to skin this cat. The first 2 that come to mind are:
Create 2 separate email messages within BizTalk: 1 for your original recipients, and 1 for your BCC recipients
Company A (Acme, Inc) wants to exchange data with Company C (Charlie Company). However, I represent Company B (BizTalk United) and we want to collect some of the data as well. A requirement has been made that all data will be transmitted using FTP and will also be encrypted. So, as the broker of the integration, I must resolve how to get data from point A to C and still be able to read the data myself.
Company A will encrypt their file using the public key from Company B and transmit the [...] Read more
Recently I was required to perform some PGP encryption and decryption of files. Realizing this was going to require a custom Pipeline Component, off I went to Google to find one. Hey, why reinvent the wheel.
I’m not certain why Microsoft didn’t put one in place with the release of BTS 2006, but who am I to judge.
Ok. So this isn’t the fanciest of things, but it really saved my bacon.
Problem: I have a predefined flat file schema to transform a fixed-length positional file. However, for some unknown reason, random records in the file extend beyond extend beyond the specified record length. I was able to deduce that those records consistently contained a certain value instead of what was expected. They should have been passing a series of zeroes, but instead converted them to decimals. Instead of 00000000 I was getting 00000000.00000000. I tried a few other solutions, but wound up with the need for a custom [...]
The other day I ran across a very puzzling error: fatal error X1001: unknown system exception
Fortunately, the error message was so descriptive; I was able to resolve my problem right away.
Ok, so I couldn’t, for the life of me, figure out what I had done wrong that would produce such a nasty error. Upon closing Visual Studio and re-opening the solution, I still received the same error message. Google and newsgroups proved to be of little help – a rare occurrence for me. Unfortunately, “unknown system exception” could stand for a variety of problems. However, I did stumble across one [...]
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What an awesome session. While I was "using" .NET 4.0, I really wasn't "using" .NET 4.0. There was a lot of information to cover here, Mark did a great job ordering and covering the material. Props to the "Code Monkey" too!
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