When my network engineers apply patches that require a re-boot, my BizTalk services (BTSNTSvc.exe) as well as the Rule Engine service fail to restart - even though I have startup-type set to Automatic. The BTSNTSvc fails 100% of the time whereas the Rule Engine usually starts fine.
I tried setting both BTSNTSvc hosts startup type to Automatic-delayed thinking that maybe it is having issues with Enterprise Single Sign On not being up and fully running yet. It does not seem to make a difference.
I am about to upgrade my production BT servers from 2006 to 2010 but I'm a little apprehensive due to this behavior.
Has anyone encountered this and have you been able to remedy?
I have indeed encountered this before.
The solution is to change the startup type of the BizTalk services from "Automatic" to "Automatic (Delayed Start)".
You mention setting both hosts to Automatic-delayed. Have you set the Enterprise SSO service to this as well ? stated here: support.microsoft.com/.../942284