woensdag 28 november 2012

SQL Server Configuration Manager - Error 0x80041010

When opening the SQL Server Configuration manager (for SQL Server 2008 R2 in my case), I kept getting following error:

Cannot connect to WMI provider. You do not have permission or the server is unreachable. Note that you can only manage SQL Server 2005 and later servers with SQL Server Configuration Manager. Invalid class [0x80041010]

The solution to resolve this turned out to be quite simple. Just open a command prompt and execute following command:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Shared>mofcomp "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Shared\sqlmgmproviderxpsp2up.mof"

Depending on the SQL version installed the path to the file could also be something like C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlmgmproviderxpsp2up.mof

woensdag 14 november 2012

Blog admin of my companies blog

First of all, I would like to thank all of my regular reader and hope you've al enjoyed my blog posts for almost 2 years now. I already announced in one of my previous posts some time ago that I would join the contributors of the biztalk admin blog at http://www.biztalkadminsblogging.com/ .

Today, I'm proud to announce that there is another brand new blog I will be contributing to on BizTalk and Azure related news, problem solvement, etc.... My companies (Cnext) blog (http://blog.cnext.eu) . Well actually, the blog already existed quite some time (even longer than my own blog :) ), but there wasn't any new posts for over 2 years. Most recently I became the new administrator of the Cnext blog and had the task to revive it. After 1 month, 3 completely new posts, and still some blog posts in the making, it is ready to be shared with all of you... see for yourself at the Cnexts revived blog.

The first thing I did is restyle the entire blog to match the current branding of Cnext. And after publishing some new material, I can say that it is ready to be read!

Now go and check it out.. and keep following all of my blog posts.

More info on cnext can be found on http://www.cnext.eu. And as mentioned the blog will be situated at http://blog.cnext.eu... keep an eye out for all new material to be added soon!

woensdag 7 november 2012

Biztalk 2013 Beta released

Microsoft finally released a beta version of the new biztalk, wich can be found here.
The first thing that should be noticed is that Microsoft decided to change the next versions name from Biztalk 2010R2 to Biztalk 2013. This has some very important consequences… It indicates the next version to be a major release, which implies a much longer support from Microsoft.
Microsoft’s support lifecycle policy says that products will have 5+5 years (mainstream+extended) support. However, that applies to major versions. If the product would still be BizTalk Server 2010 R2, it will not get an extended support lifecycle end date.

So in conclusion, having the next Biztalk version being a full release is an important sign to the market, it implies a much longer support lifecycle for the product.

Biztalk 2013 will have following new features:

  • Integration with Cloud Services: messages using different relay endpoints hosted on Azure.

  • RESTful services: provides adapters to invoke REST endpoints as well as expose BizTalk Server artifacts as a RESTful service.

  • Enhanced SharePoint adapter: the need for dependency on SharePoint farms has been removed, while still providing backward compatibility.

  • SFTP adapter: added an SFTP adapter that will enable sending and receiving messages from an SFTP server.

  • ESB Toolkit integration: ESB Toolkit is now fully integrated with BizTalk Server. Also, the ESB Toolkit configuration experience is vastly simplified to enable a quick setup.

  • Dependency tracking: dependencies between artifacts can now be viewed and navigated in Admin console.

  • Improvements in dynamic send ports: the ability to set host handler per adapter, instead of always using the default send handler of the adapters.