Thanks! Awarded as Microsoft Azure MVP 2019-2020

Thanks! Awarded as Microsoft Azure MVP 2019-2020

On 1st January 2011, I was awarded for the first time Microsoft Most Value Professional (MVP), back them as a BizTalk Server MVP, joining an amazing worldwide group of technicians and community leaders who actively share their high quality and real-world expertise with other users and Microsoft. And since then I was re-award in:

  • 2012, again as BizTalk Server MVP;
  • From 2013 to 2015, I was rebranded as Microsoft Integration MVP;
  • In 2017, Integration become part of Azure category, so I was awarded for the first time as Azure MVP
  • And in the middle of 2017, I was Award in two categories, Azure and Visio MVP;
  • In 2018, I was rewarded Azure MVP

And today, still with all the same pride, honor and enthusiasm than the first time, I’m delighted to share with you that in July 1st I was renewed as a Microsoft Azure MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) for one more year.

Sandro-Pereira-Azure-MVP-2019

It is with great pride we announce that Sandro Pereira has been awarded as a Microsoft® Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 7/1/2019 – 7/1/2020. The Microsoft MVP Award is an annual award that recognizes exceptional technology community leaders worldwide who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with users and Microsoft. All of us at Microsoft recognize and appreciate Sandro’s extraordinary contributions and want to take this opportunity to share our appreciation with you.

With just over 3,000 awardees worldwide, Microsoft MVPs represent a highly select group of experts. MVPs share a deep commitment to community and a willingness to help others. They represent the diversity of today’s technical communities. MVPs are present in over 90 countries, in more than 40 languages, and across numerous Microsoft technologies. MVPs share a passion for technology, a willingness to help others, and a commitment to community. These are the qualities that make MVPs exceptional community leaders. MVPs’ efforts enhance people’s lives and contribute to our industry’s success in many ways. By sharing their knowledge and experiences, and providing objective feedback, they help people solve problems and discover new capabilities every day. MVPs are technology’s best and brightest, and we are honored to welcome Sandro as one of them.

This is my 9th straight year on the MVP Program, an amazing journey, and experience that, again, started in 2011, and that gave me the opportunity, and still does, to travel the world for speaking engagement, share the knowledge, and to meet the most amazing and skilled people in our industry.

As usual, I would like to thank all of you! And special to my wife Fernanda and my three kids: Leonor, Laura, and José. And to all members of my beautiful family. THANKS for all the support during these last years! You guys are my inspiration!

And a special thanks to my MVP Lead Cristina Herrero for all the support, to Microsoft Integration Team and Azure Teams, to all my fellow Microsoft Azure (Integration) MVP’s and to DevScope (my company) and all my coworkers (no names here because all of them are amazing professionals)

It’s a big honor to be in the program and I’m looking forward to another great year!

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New Integration Service Environments (ISE) icon is now included in Microsoft Integration (Azure and much more) Stencils Pack v4.0.1 for Visio

New Integration Service Environments (ISE) icon is now included in Microsoft Integration (Azure and much more) Stencils Pack v4.0.1 for Visio

Microsoft Integration, Azure, Power Platform, Office 365 and much more Stencils Pack it’s a Visio package that contains fully resizable Visio shapes (symbols/icons) that will help you to visually represent On-premise, Cloud or Hybrid Integration and Enterprise architectures scenarios (BizTalk Server, API Management, Logic Apps, Service Bus, Event Hub…), solutions diagrams and features or systems that use Microsoft Azure and related cloud and on-premises technologies in Visio 2016/2013:

  • BizTalk Server
  • Microsoft Azure
    • Integration
      • Integration Service Environments (ISE)
      • Azure App Service (API Apps, Web Apps, Mobile Apps, and Logic Apps)
      • Event Hubs, Event Grid, Service Bus, …
      • API Management
    • IoT, and Docker
    • Machine Learning, Stream Analytics, Data Factory, Data Pipelines
    • and so on
  • Microsoft Power Platform
    • Microsoft Flow
    • PowerApps
    • Power BI
  • PowerShell
  • Infrastructure, IaaS
  • Office 365
  • And many more…
  • … and now non-related Microsoft technologies like:
    • SAP Stencils
Visio: Microsoft Integration and Azure Stencils Pack

What’s new in this version?

  • New shapes: new shapes were added to existing modules like:
    • Integration Service Environments (ISE)
    • Logic Apps Custom Connector
    • Relays
Microsoft Integration Service Environments (ISE)

You can download Microsoft Integration, Azure, BAPI, Office 365 and much more Stencils Pack for Visio from:
Microsoft Integration Azure Stencils Pack VisioMicrosoft Integration, Azure, Power Platform, Office 365 and much more Stencils Pack for Visio (18,6 MB)
GitHub

Or from:
Microsoft Integration Azure Stencils Pack VisioMicrosoft Integration and Azure Stencils Pack for Visio 2016/2013 v4.0.1 (18,6 MB)
Microsoft | TechNet Gallery

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INTEGRATE 2019 USA – Redmond | June 24-26, 2019 | BizTalk Server Fast & Loud Part II

INTEGRATE 2019 USA – Redmond | June 24-26, 2019 | BizTalk Server Fast & Loud Part II

INTEGRATE (formerly known BizTalk Summit) is the premier, and maybe the biggest integration conference in the world focused on Microsoft Integration and a must go event for anyone who is working in this area. So, if you missed the chance to attend the London event this year, this is your last chance to meet and interact with the Microsoft Product Group, Microsoft Integration MVP’s and a huge list of attendees that are in fact experts from the field in these areas.

Since the first BizTalk Summit event till today, I’m a constant presence as a speaker at these events, and I had the enormous pleasure to present last time this event happened in USA (2017), that was, in fact, the first time I deliver a session in an event in the USA… and the way I was received and cherished by the attendees was so special that I could not miss this opportunity to come back again! So, I’m thrilled to say that I will be present once again in the INTEGRATE USA event delivering the second part of the session: BizTalk Server Fast & Loud!

Also, I’m extremely happy to say that for the second time DevScope (my company) will be sponsoring this amazing event!

I receive so many amazing feedbacks about my BizTalk Server Fast & Loud session two years ago, that this year I decided to create this second part, I was a bit nervous in the beginning because I want to keep the good level on the previous session and avoid what usually happens with the sequels in the movies, as a new part is released the quality goes down… and I think I did a good job, at least based on the feedback in London event. Personally, I love this session more than the previous. But at that time, I decide to do this session I did not know, and/or I had not decided that I would be present in the USA this year. So, this is, in fact, a happy coincidence, because the last time the event happened in USA my talk was the first part of this session :), so it makes more sense. But if you were not there you can see the first part of this session here: BizTalk Server Fast & Loud

About my session

Session Name: BizTalk Server Fast & Loud Part II: Optimizing BizTalk

BizTalk Server Fast & Loud Part II: Optimizing BizTalk

Session Overview: Following the success of one of Sandro’s previous presentations at Integrate, Sandro decided to go deep on this hardcore BizTalk topic: Optimizing your BizTalk Server. This session will allow you to gain a better view on how to optimize BizTalk Server for better performance in all phases: your teams proactivity, your code, your environment, and your goals. Once again, this is a very extensive and complex topic and there is no magic formula you can apply to solve all your problems. This presentation will aim to guide you through some of the most important steps, operations, tasks and best practices that you need to do or be aware of, in order to boost the performance of your BizTalk Server projects and that you can adjust or follow according to your needs.

BizTalk Server Fast & Loud Part II: Optimizing BizTalk - Corticeira Amorim

The event will take place between June 24-26, 2019 at Microsoft Campus, Redmond, WA and you are still on time to register for the conference here.

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BizTalk Server 2020… is coming at the end of CY 2019

BizTalk Server 2020… is coming at the end of CY 2019

After once again many speculations and controversy caused in INTEGRATE 2018 London event about the vNext release of BizTalk Server, promptly denied two weeks after the event with a formal announcement from the Microsoft Integration team, finally some excellent news for the Microsoft Integration community and all the clients out there that still consider MSFT Integration Stack the best in the market. Paul Larson announced in his session at INTEGRATE 2019 London event the release of BizTalk Server 2020 to be scheduled for the end of this year.

BizTalk Server 2020

Of course, one of the main reasons for this new version is about Platform Alignment. This new version will support:

  • SQL Server 2019 and SQL Server 2017 (still not sure if SQL Server 2016 will be also supported)
  • Windows Server 2019 and I’m almost sure that Windows Server 2016 will still be supported
  • .NET Framework 4.8
  • Visual Studio 2019
  • And Azure IaaS VMs

What can we expect… more in BizTalk Server 2020 release?

One of the greatest things for customers that are running BizTalk Server Standard Edition is that BizTalk Server 2020 already comes built-in with all BizTalk Server 2016 Feature Pack Features, that means that all these features are now part of the product in all versions:

  • A new set of cloud adapters:
    • Logic Apps adapter: that will allow you to easily connect and easily extend part of your integration with Azure Logic Apps, making it easier to implement robust hybrid solutions;
    • Service Bus adapter: that will allow you to send and receive messages with Azure Service Bus;
    • Event Hubs adapter: that will allow you to send and receive messages with Azure Event Hubs;
    • Office 365 Mail adapter: that will allow you to send and receive messages using Office 365 e-mail;
    • Office 365 Schedule adapter: that will allow you to set and update appointments using Office 365 schedules;
    • Office 365 Contact adapter: that will allow you to define people and groups using Office 365 contacts;
    • Blob Storage adapter: that will allow you to read and write binary files in Azure Blob Storage;
  • API Management connectivity: the availability to publish an Orchestration endpoint directly on Azure API Management;
  • Deployments with VSTS: Application Life cycle Management feature will help you to perform automatic deployments in an improved and easy way using Visual Studio Team System (VSTS);
  • Security features:
    • Transport Layer Security 1.2: TLS 1.2 is now fully supported in BizTalk Server. This includes all the adapters and accelerators. You can also disable SSL, TLS 1.0, and TLS 1.1 in BizTalk Server;
    • SQL Server Encrypted Data: You will be able to read and write to SQL Server always encrypted columns using BizTalk Server WCF-SQL adapter. The ColumnEncryptionSetting binding property is used to enable or disable the functionality to get decrypted/encrypted column values from an Always Encrypted database;
  • BizTalk Database Backup to Blob Storage: the availability to backup BizTalk Server databases, using the default backup job directly to an Azure Blob Storage;
  • Advanced Scheduling: the availability to set up recurrence on BizTalk Server receive locations with greater precision using times zones, months, weeks, and days;
  • Application Insights: the availability to send BizTalk Server tracking data to Application Insights for extensible analytics, to understand performance and usage of BizTalk Server;
  • Power BI operational data feed in BizTalk Server: Analyze and report BizTalk Server tracking data template, for use with Power Bi visualizations and dashboards;
  • Tracking data to Azure: the availability to send BizTalk tracking data to Azure Application Insights or Event Hubs
  • BizTalk Server Rest Management API’s: you will able to manage BizTalk Server environments using standard RESTful Web Services APIs. You will have now available REST-based API for pretty much for any management activities like retrieving Applications, Hosts, Send Ports, Receive Ports, Receive Locations, Orchestrations, Schemas, Maps, EDI specific things like Agreements, Batches, Parties, Policies, and so on.

But you may expect some small improvements like:

  • Administration (read-only): New set of privileged to access to the BizTalk Server Administration Console by allowing you to restrict unprivileged administrators to viewing existing configurations
  • Enterprise Single Sign-On 2020
  • and others not publicly available yet… let’s wait.

Along BizTalk Server 2020, we will also have a new version of Host Integration Server (HIS) with the same platform alignment that BizTalk Server but also with:

  • IBM platform alignment:
    • IBM z/OS 2.3
    • IBM I V7R3
    • IBM MQ 9
    • IBM CICS 5.4
    • IBM IMS V15
    • IBM BD2 V12
  • Enterprise Single Sign-On 2020
  • Software Development Kit

With this release, Microsoft continues to deliver a mature, reliable and stable integration server that honors the trust of the thousands of customers who run their mission-critical business processes on BizTalk Server.

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BizTalk Bindings Exportation: How to Export BizTalk Server Bindings by a List of Port Names with PowerShell

BizTalk Bindings Exportation: How to Export BizTalk Server Bindings by a List of Port Names with PowerShell

Finally, the last blog post on this series about BizTalk Bindings Exportation with PowerShell:

Today’s blog post will be about: How to Export BizTalk Server Bindings by a List of Port Names with PowerShell.

In other words, instead of generating a specific binding file for each port: Receive Port and/or Send Port, we will include all of the receive ports and send ports bindings in a unique binding file, so it can easily be handled.

This functionality should be something that should exist in the BizTalk Server Administration Console, but it is impossible to be addressed using the out-of-the-box tool BizTalk Server Administration Console or even with the BTSTask command-line tool which is included with BizTalk Server.

As always, and like the previous samples, we could fully automate this Binding generation for each environment, but once again let’s keep it simple. With this PowerShell sample, we will be able to generate a unique binding file for a list of specific assemblies deployed in my BizTalk Server environment. The script will perform the following tasks:

  • Generate a Binding file for 3 environments DEV, QA and PRD
  • Generate a unique binding file, instead of having separated binding files for each Port name (receive port and/or send port)
function bts-list-ports-exportbindings([string]$bindingFilePath, [string]$bindingNamePrefix, [string]$appName, [string]$rcvPortNames, [string]$sndPortNames, [boolean]$generateDiffEnvBindings)
{
    $finalBinding = (Get-Content "C:TempBTSTemplateBindingInfo.xml")
    $moduleRefNode = $finalBinding.SelectSingleNode("BindingInfo/ModuleRefCollection")
    $sendPortNode = $finalBinding.SelectSingleNode("BindingInfo/SendPortCollection")
    $receivePortNode = $finalBinding.SelectSingleNode("BindingInfo/ReceivePortCollection")

    $listRcvPorts = $rcvPortNames.Split("|")
    $listSndPorts = $sndPortNames.Split("|")

    $taskParams = ” ExportBindings /Destination:$bindingfilePath$appName.BindingInfo.xml /ApplicationName:$appName ”
    Start-Process "BTSTask.exe" $taskParams -Wait

    $xml = (Get-Content "$bindingfilePath$appName.BindingInfo.xml")

    foreach($receivePortBinding in $xml.BindingInfo.ReceivePortCollection.ReceivePort)
    {
        if($listRcvPorts -Contains $receivePortBinding.Name)
        {
            $node = $finalBinding.ImportNode(($receivePortBinding), $true);
            $receivePortNode.AppendChild($node);
        }
    }

    foreach($sendPortBinding in $xml.BindingInfo.SendPortCollection.SendPort)
    {
        if($listSndPorts -Contains $sendPortBinding.Name)
        {
            $node = $finalBinding.ImportNode(($sendPortBinding), $true);
            $sendPortNode.AppendChild($node);
        }
    }

    $finalBinding.Save("$bindingfilePath$bindingNamePrefix.BindingInfo.xml")

    if($generateDiffEnvBindings)
    {
        $finalBinding.Save("$bindingfilePath$bindingNamePrefix.QA.BindingInfo.xml")
        $finalBinding.Save("$bindingfilePath$bindingNamePrefix.PRD.BindingInfo.xml")
    }
}

THIS POWERSHELL IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

We will not change the URI for each environment – it could be done, but is not the goal here, it is just a start.

You can download the full script from here: Export BizTalk Server Bindings from a List of Port Names with PowerShell

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BizTalk Bindings Exportation: How to Export BizTalk Server Send Port Binding with PowerShell

BizTalk Bindings Exportation: How to Export BizTalk Server Send Port Binding with PowerShell

Let’s continue with some deep dive scripts about exporting BizTalk Server bindings, addressing some useful and unsupported scenarios that are impossible to be addressed using out-of-the-box with the standard tools BizTalk Server Administration Console or even with the BTSTask command-line tool included with BizTalk Server.

Also recapitulating some of the default scenarios/functionalities already addressed previously done in a different way and with small improvements with PowerShell:

Today’s blog post will be about: How to Export BizTalk Server Send Port Binding with PowerShell.

Like Receive Ports, this functionality should be something that should exist in the BizTalk Server Administration Console, but it doesn’t. In some cases we can achieve this in the developing phase using the Visual Studio, while we generate the schemas for LOB systems, for example:

  • In the Solution Explorer, right-click a BizTalk project, point to Add, and then click Add Generated Items
  • In the Add Generated Items… – <BizTalk ProjectName> dialog box, in the Templates section, click Consume Adapter Service and then click Add
  • You should then select the binding you want to use, configure the parameters and the operations you want to do

Along with the LOB Schemas, this will also generate the binding files for the receive port or send port.

So, again, the question that we may ask is: Is there any way that we can easily accomplish this? The response is yes, again, all of this can be fully automated using, for example, PowerShell scripts.

This script, combined with the Receive Ports, is extremely useful if:

  • you use several cases of content-based routing (without orchestrations)
  • you create new send ports, for example with filters
  • new receive port in your environment

and if you don’t want to export/import the full application binding that may affect something that you already have in production.

Like the previous samples, we could fully automate this Binding generation for each environment, but once again, let’s keep it simple and address what is mandatory and easily forgotten. With this PowerShell sample we will be able to generate a binding file for a specific assembly name deployed in my BizTalk Server environment. The script will perform the following tasks:

  • Generate a Binding file for 3 environments DEV, QA and PRD
  • Changing the NT Group Name for each different environment
  • Generate a specific Send Port deployed in your environment
function bts-send-port-exportbindings([string]$bindingFilePath, [string]$appName, [string]$portName, [boolean]$generateDiffEnvBindings)
{
    $portRen = $portName.Replace(" ", "")
    $taskParams = ” ExportBindings /Destination:$bindingfilePath$appName.$portRen.BindingInfo.xml /ApplicationName:$appName ”
    #First version: $p = [diagnostics.process]::start(“BTSTask.exe”, $taskParams)
    Start-Process "BTSTask.exe" $taskParams -Wait

    $xml = (Get-Content "$bindingfilePath$appName.$portRen.BindingInfo.xml")
    foreach($RemoveModuleRef in $xml.BindingInfo.ModuleRefCollection.ModuleRef)
    {
        $xml.BindingInfo.ModuleRefCollection.RemoveChild($RemoveModuleRef)
    }
    foreach($RemoveSendPort in $xml.BindingInfo.SendPortCollection.SendPort)
    {
        if($RemoveSendPort.Name -ne $portName)
        {
            $xml.BindingInfo.SendPortCollection.RemoveChild($RemoveSendPort)
        }
    }
    foreach($RemoveReceivePort in $xml.BindingInfo.ReceivePortCollection.ReceivePort)
    {
        $xml.BindingInfo.ReceivePortCollection.RemoveChild($RemoveReceivePort)
    }
    $xml.Save("$bindingfilePath$appName.$portRen.BindingInfo.xml")

    if($generateDiffEnvBindings)
    {
        # QA Binding Info Generation
        $xml.SelectNodes("//Host") | % { 
            $_.NtGroupName = $global:qaNTGroupName
        }
        $xml.Save("$bindingfilePath$appName.$portRen.QA.BindingInfo.xml")

        # PRD Binding Info Generation
        $xml.SelectNodes("//Host") | % { 
            $_.NtGroupName = $global:prdNTGroupName
        }
        $xml.Save("$bindingfilePath$appName.$portRen.PRD.BindingInfo.xml")
    }
}

THIS POWERSHELL IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

You can download the full script from here: Export BizTalk Server Send Port Binding with PowerShell

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BizTalk Bindings Exportation: How to Export BizTalk Server Receive Port Binding with PowerShell

BizTalk Bindings Exportation: How to Export BizTalk Server Receive Port Binding with PowerShell

Until now we have seen some default functionalities, except for the last sample, done in a different way and with small improvements with PowerShell:

From now on we will deep dive in this topic, addressing some useful unsupported scenarios, which are impossible to be addressed using the out-of-the-box tools BizTalk Server Administration Console or even with the BTSTask command-line tool included with BizTalk Server.

  • How can we easily export a binding file from a list of assemblies?
  • How can we easily export a binding file from a Receive Port?
  • How can we easily export a binding file from a Send Port?
  • And many more

Today’s blog post will be about: How to Export BizTalk Server Receive Port Binding with PowerShell.

This functionality should be something that should exist in the BizTalk Server Administration Console; in some cases, we can achieve this in the developing phase using the Visual Studio while we generate the schemas for LOB system, for example:

  • In the Solution Explorer, right-click a BizTalk project, point to Add, and then click Add Generated Items.
  • In the Add Generated Items… – <BizTalk ProjectName> dialog box, in the Templates section, click Consume Adapter Service and then click Add
  • You should then select the binding you want to use, configure the parameters and the operations you want to do

Along with the LOB Schemas, this will also generate the binding files for the receive port or send port.

Why we don’t have this option in the BizTalk Server Administration Console for me is unclear, it should be there since day one in my opinion.

So, again, the question that we may ask is: Is there any way that we can easily accomplish this? The response is yes, again, all of this can be fully automated using, for example, PowerShell scripts.

Like the previous samples, we could fully automate this Binding generation for each environment, but once again let’s keep it simple and address what is mandatory and easily forgotten. With this PowerShell sample, we will be able to generate a binding file for a specific assembly name which is deployed in my BizTalk Server environment. The script will perform the following tasks:

  • Generate a Binding file for 3 environments DEV, QA and PRD
  • Changing the NT Group Name for each different environment
  • Generate a specific Receive Port deployed in your environment
function bts-receive-port-exportbindings([string]$bindingFilePath, [string]$appName, [string]$portName, [boolean]$generateDiffEnvBindings)
{
    $portRen = $portName.Replace(" ", "")

    $taskParams = ” ExportBindings /Destination:$bindingfilePath$appName.$portRen.BindingInfo.xml /ApplicationName:$appName ”
    #First version: $p = [diagnostics.process]::start(“BTSTask.exe”, $taskParams)
    Start-Process "BTSTask.exe" $taskParams -Wait

    $xml = (Get-Content "$bindingfilePath$appName.$portRen.BindingInfo.xml")
    foreach($RemoveModuleRef in $xml.BindingInfo.ModuleRefCollection.ModuleRef)
    {
        $xml.BindingInfo.ModuleRefCollection.RemoveChild($RemoveModuleRef)
    }
    foreach($RemoveSendPort in $xml.BindingInfo.SendPortCollection.SendPort)
    {
        $xml.BindingInfo.SendPortCollection.RemoveChild($RemoveSendPort)
    }
    foreach($RemoveReceivePort in $xml.BindingInfo.ReceivePortCollection.ReceivePort)
    {
        if($RemoveReceivePort.Name -ne $portName)
        {
            $xml.BindingInfo.ReceivePortCollection.RemoveChild($RemoveReceivePort)
        }
    }
    $xml.Save("$bindingfilePath$appName.$portRen.BindingInfo.xml")

    if($generateDiffEnvBindings)
    {
        $xml.Save("$bindingfilePath$appName.$portRen.QA.BindingInfo.xml")
        $xml.Save("$bindingfilePath$appName.$portRen.PRD.BindingInfo.xml")
    }
}

THIS POWERSHELL IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

You can download the full script from here: Export BizTalk Server Receive Port Binding with PowerShell

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BizTalk Server 2016 and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) 2016: Connecting to the Integration Services service on the computer “localhost” failed with the following error: “Access is denied.” – PART II: Could not load package BAM_AN_

BizTalk Server 2016 and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) 2016: Connecting to the Integration Services service on the computer “localhost” failed with the following error: “Access is denied.” – PART II: Could not load package BAM_AN_

Last blog post I wrote about an “Access is denied” error while trying to connect with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS). Today’s post is about the same problem but in a different situation/context, of course with a different cause and solution, this time I got this error while trying to execute a SQL Server Job to run the BAM_AN_<name>View and BAM_DM_<name> to import BAM data to Analysis Server and maintaining the BAMPrimaryImport BAM tables:

Date 5/10/2019 12:41:03 PM

Log Job History (BAM <name> SQL Server Integration Services Packages)

Step ID 1

Server localhost

Job Name BAM <name> SQL Server Integration Services Packages

Step Name BAM <name> Cube Update Integration Services package

Duration 00:00:01

Sql Severity 0

Sql Message ID 0

Operator Emailed

Operator Net sent

Operator Paged

Retries Attempted 0

Message

Executed as user: NT ServiceSQLAgent$BIZTALK. Microsoft (R) SQL Server Execute Package Utility Version 13.0.5264.1 for 64-bit Copyright (C) 2016 Microsoft. All rights reserved. Started: 12:41:04 PM Could not load package “MSDBBAM_AN_<name>View” because of error 0xC00160AE. Description: Connecting to the Integration Services service on the computer “localhost” failed with the following error: “Access is denied.” By default, only administrators have access to the Integration Services service. On Windows Vista and later, the process must be running with administrative privileges in order to connect to the Integration Services service. See the help topic for information on how to configure access to the service. Source: Started: 12:41:04 PM Finished: 12:41:04 PM Elapsed: 0.016 seconds. The package could not be loaded. The step failed.

BizTalk Server and SSIS: BAM Job Access is denied

To better contextualize this issue, I got this error after:

  • I give permissions to my user to connect to SSIS (see how in my previous blog post)
  • I successfully created the SQL JOB to import and maintain BAM data, so I was able to navigate in SSIS to select the correct packages

Cause

Again, the description says that by default, only administrators have access to the Integration Services service. On Windows Vista and later, the process must be running with administrative privileges to connect to the Integration Services service. That, in other words, means:

  • insufficient rights to connect to SSIS.

And the reason behind that is that the tasks are by default running under (Run as) SQL Server Agent Service Account that is typically a different user that the user that is configuring/creating the importation Jobs. Usually, it will run under a service account or NT Service like: “NT SERVICEMSSQLSERVER” or in my case “NT ServiceSQLAgent$BIZTALK” and this may not have access to SSIS.

BizTalk Server and SSIS: BAM Job default run as

Solution

The solution to this issue is:

  • to give permission to the SQL Server Agent Service Account
  • or for better control, you should set up a Proxy Account to run SSIS packages.

To set up a Proxy Account to run SSIS packages you should:

  • Note: I will assume that there a Login for the user is already created/configured in SQL Server and that will also have access to BAMPrimaryImport database;
  • The first step is to create the credentials which will be then used in the Proxy Account. To do this, we need to:
    • In SQL Server Management Studio, click on Security and then right click on Credentials, click on New Credential…

BizTalk Server and SSIS: create a new credential

    • On the New Credential window
      • Put a Credential name. You can put the same name as the domain name or a meaningful name. In my case, I add “BAM Import Account”
      • Click on Identity, which will open the Select User or Group window to ensure you select the correct user or Group;
      • And then you will need to put in the password for the Domain account you selected and confirm the password in another text box

BizTalk Server and SSIS: create a new credential

      • Then click Ok to create your new Credential
  • The second step will be creating a proxy to be used within the SQL Server Agent. To do that you should:
    • In SSMS, click on SQL Server Agent, then Proxies and then SSIS Package Execution.
    • Right-click and select New Proxy…

BizTalk Server and SSIS: create a new proxy

    • On the New Proxy account window
      • Give your Proxy a meaningful name, in my case, “BAM Proxy”
      • Under Credential Name select the credential you should use to execute the packages, in my case, “BAM Import Account”
      • And activate the following subsystems from the list:
        • “SQL Server Integration Services Package”

BizTalk Server and SSIS: create a new proxy

      • Then click Ok to create your new Proxy.
  • The third and final step is to associate this proxy on your job execution. To do that you should:
    • In SSMS go to SQL Server Agent, right click on the BAM importation Jobs and select Properties
      • Select the steps tab and for edit all the steps that are executing the SSIS packages
      • On the “Run as” combo box, you will now be able to see the Proxy created earlier. Select that option. And click OK.

BizTalk Server and SSIS: BAM Job Access is denied solved

Now, and assuming that you configured adequately, if you manually run the job, or wait for the next scheduled execution, it will run successfully… we hope.

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BizTalk Server 2016 and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) 2016: Connecting to the Integration Services service on the computer “localhost” failed with the following error: “Access is denied.”

BizTalk Server 2016 and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) 2016: Connecting to the Integration Services service on the computer “localhost” failed with the following error: “Access is denied.”

Let’s stay on the topic of my last blog post “BizTalk Server 2016 and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) 2016” and described another issue that I recently faced while trying to connect with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS): “Access is denied“. The full error description was:

TITLE: Connect to Server

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Cannot connect to localhost.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Failed to retrieve data for this request. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Sdk.Sfc)

For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft%20SQL%20Server&LinkId=20476

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Connecting to the Integration Services service on the computer “localhost” failed with the following error: “Access is denied.”

By default, only administrators have access to the Integration Services service. On Windows Vista and later, the process must be running with administrative privileges in order to connect to the Integration Services service. See the help topic for information on how to configure access to the service.

For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=506689

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Connecting to the Integration Services service on the computer “localhost” failed with the following error: “Access is denied.”

By default, only administrators have access to the Integration Services service. On Windows Vista and later, the process must be running with administrative privileges in order to connect to the Integration Services service. See the help topic for information on how to configure access to the service.

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BUTTONS:

OK

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Cause

Well, the description says that by default, only administrators have access to the Integration Services service. On Windows Vista and later, the process must be running with administrative privileges in order to connect to the Integration Services service. However, I was a local administrator and a BizTalk Administrator

But still, the cause is clear: insufficient rights to connect to SSIS. When using SQL Server 2012 or later, when a user without enough rights attempts to connect to an instance of Integration Services on a remote server, the server responds with an “Access is denied” error message. You can avoid this error message by ensuring that users have the required DCOM permissions.

Solution

So, to solve this issue, you should:

  • Open Component Services; from a Run dialog, you can enter “dcomcnfg“, with Administrator permissions.
  • On the left-hand tree, navigate to Component Services | Computers | My Computer | DCOM Config.
  • Find “Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services 13.0“, right-click and select “Properties
  • On the Properties windows, select the “Security” tab and for each type of permission click “Edit” and add an appropriate AD group or user.
    • Select “Allow” to all options.

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Once you have completed, you will be required to restart the SSIS service.

  • From the start menu, navigate to the “SQL Servers Configuration Manager“, right-click on “SQL Server Integration Services“, and “Restart“.

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