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Sunday, March 20, 2005

Common problem when laptop not plugged in to network

There's a common problem with BizTalk that's been around since beta days related to IP addresses. If you attempt to install BizTalk when not connected to a network, you will receive SSO errors during the configuration step. The same problem occurs if you install whilst connected and then go away to work on your laptop in a disconnected mode. BizTalk will stop working.

The solution to this is simple. Put an entry in the hosts file that refers to your machine:

127.0.0.1 MACHINENAME

I'm sure you all know this, but just in case. I've seen it bite someone badly during an important customer demo recently ;-)