BizTalk Server Schema Editor getting blocked by Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration

BizTalk Server Schema Editor getting blocked by Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration

I have been working on a new BizTalk Server project on a new client for a few weeks. Now that we are beginning the development phase, I was getting annoying with an Internet Explorer security blocking windows every time I try to open a schema document on Visual Studio with the BizTalk Server Schema Editor:

Internet Explorer

Content within this application coming from the website listed below is being blocked by Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration:

about:security_devenv.exe

To be honest, I initially ignored this issue and immediately clicked on the Close button, and everything would work as usual. But starting to work every day on the project and facing this issue every time I tried to open a Schema was simple to annoying.

Cause

We don’t need the IE to develop BizTalk Schemas, but the XSD viewer, in fact, opens an IE embedded inside Visual Studio. And that is the reason for this issue.

I typically don’t get this “warning” message because I usually turn off Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration on my BizTalk Servers.

Solution

The solution is simple:

  • You can turn off Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration by:
    • Start by running the Server Manager, if it is not already open, from either:
      • On the Windows taskbar, click the Server Manager button
      • On the Start screen, click Server Manager
    • In the Server Manager Dashboard, from the scope pane (on the left side) click on Local Server
    • In the Server Properties for the Local Server, you’ll see the option for IE Enhanced Security Configuration. Click On to change the option
    • A dialog box appears, letting Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration be enabled/disabled separately for normal users and administrators; turn off both. After disabling both options, click OK
    • Click the Refresh button at the top of the Server Manager and the IE Enhanced Security Configuration should now show as Off
  • Or, if don’t want to turn off Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration , you can on the blocking pop-up window click on Add
    • On the Trusted sites window, make sure Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone is not marked and then click Add

After one of these two options/settings that annoying blocking behavior inside Visual Studio will be gone.

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BizTalk Server Configuration Warning: Enterprise SSO will be skipped due to validation error

BizTalk Server Configuration Warning: Enterprise SSO will be skipped due to validation error

I’m always “happy” to discover new errors and warnings regarding any technology day by day… but honestly, I try to avoid them! Today, actually a few hours ago, while helping a client to install the SSO Master Secret Server on a brand new BizTalk Server environment, we got the following unexpected warning:

Enterprise SSO (Will be skipped due to validation error:

Message: The secret backup file must be on removable media or on an NTFS file system

First of all, do not continue with the installation process if that option is available. In this case, luckily, the Next button is disabled.

Cause

In this particular case, we were trying to back up the secret backup file on a different location rather than the default specified folder. And for some reason, while copy and paste the path we put an incorrect and inexistence drive on the path, for example:

  • SD:Program Files(x86)…SSoxxx.bat

And what we were trying to set up was:

  • D:Program Files(x86)…SSoxxx.bat

Solution

The solution is simple:

  • Go back on the BizTalk Server Configuration wizard
  • On the main panel, select Enterprise SSO Secret Backup option on the left tree
  • and fix the path to the correct place to store the backup file
  • and finally, Apply Configuration

That will solve the above issue/warning.

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