Exporting DLLs from GAC

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As many BizTalk developers, I often need to deal with the Gac importing and exporting dlls to be sure that BizTalk will be able t find them. 

For newbies, the trick is that Microsft added a tricky Windows explorer shell extension when you acess the Gac Folder (c:Windowsassembly).

Usually I use gacutil command tool to manage the gac. But today I googled and found many different ways to export DLL from it : my favorite is when Windows gets fooled with a subst command ! 

The links :



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Is BizTalk Server Going Away At Some Point? Yes. Dead? Nope.

Richard Seroter's Architecture Musings

Another conference, another batch of “BizTalk future” discussions.  This time, it’s the Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles.  Microsoft’s Tony Meleg actually did an excellent job frankly discussing the future of the middle platform and their challenges of branding and cohesion.  I strongly encourage you to watch that session.

I’ve avoided any discussion on the “Is BizTalk Dead” meme, but I’m feeling frisky and thought I’d provide a bit of analysis and opinion on the topic.  Is the BizTalk Server product SKU going away in a few years?  Likely yes.  However, most integration components of BizTalk will be matured and rebuilt for the new platform over the next many years.

 A Bit of History

I’m a Microsoft MVP for BizTalk Server and have been working with BizTalk since its beta release in the summer of 2000. When BizTalk was first released, it was a pretty rough piece of software but…

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Reset BizTalk Server MsgBox Database – Useful for all Developers

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Did you find your Development Machine performing slowly.., its time to clean up the Message Box and Tracking Data..

** This should be executed on the development/test machine only. Executing this in Production will lead to loss of data **

Here are few steps to clean up BizTalk Message Box Database.

1. There is a Stored Proc bts_CleanupMsgbox in BizTalkMsgBoxDb Database. By default this stored proc does nothing. It’s Dummy. This is to prevent accidental execution in the Production Server.

2. Execute a script to recreate bts_CleanupMsgbox. Script can be found at <BizTalk Dir>Schemamsgbox_cleanup_logic.sql. This script should be executed in BizTalkMsgBoxDb Database.

3. Stop BizTalk services from the Services (Start -> Run -> Services.msc).

4. Reset IIS server incase if you have any running isolated host instances

5. Execute stored procedure bts_CleanupMsgbox on your message box database

This SP will take an input parameter @fLeaveActSubs.
Values for…

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Static and Instance Methods in JavaScript


I thought I quite ‘understood’ inheritance in JavaScript until I got flummoxed while trying to test my understanding. The JS prototypical inheritance model is hugely different from the classical approaches of the languages I started out with; the only way to fix this that I know of is by writing code and after spending hours screaming at my console I finally saw the light Alhamdulilah.

JS is a weakly-typed prototypical language and thus classes aren’t really ‘classes’; instead they are functions which are in turn objects. New objects are created from constructor functions by using the new keyword and this allows you to kind of ‘simulate’ OOP. But mind you; its inheritance model is still different.

Some sample code that shows this difference between static and instance properties. All object properties are public although can easily make them private by declaring them with var (I added an example); for…

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Write your Node.js app in C# with Roslyn

I learned it. I share it.

When the Microsoft Managed Languages team announced in December 2013, that they replaced the existing C# and Visual Basic compiler, and they use a new compiler to create the daily builds of the next version of Visual Studio, it became obvious to all developers, that something big is coming. The new tool, codename “Roslyn”, has far more capabilities than the previous csc.exe and vbc.exe, so it is not a coincidence that .NET Compiler Platform became its official name.

Roslyn is not only about converting our source code to an executable format, we already had a excellent tools for that for many years. The goal of Roslyn is to open the power of the compiler to developer and development environments (such as for Visual Studio), so this is a compiler-as-a-service solution.

Why do we need that? Compilers are very complicated, and during their execution they collect a huge amount of information…

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Starting,Stopping and Restarting Remote Services with PowerShell

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A common task that a System Administrator might face in their day is restarting a service on a remote system. While this can be accomplish using the Services.MSC or another various GUI, you have to load the GUI, then connect to the remote system, locate the service and finally perform the action on the service.

There are a few ways that this can be done using WMI (Win32_Services) and using Get-Service along with Stop/Start/Restart-Service cmdlets.

Using WMI

The first method of managing a service that I will go into is using WMI to accomplish this task. First I will connect to the specific service that I want to manipulate, in this case, the windows update client service: wuauserv.

$service = Get-WmiObject -ComputerName DC1 -Class Win32_Service `
-Filter "Name='wuauserv'"


We now have our WMI service object for wuauserv. Lets take a look at all of the available methods for…

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