Monday, June 15, 2009

BizTalk 2009 Errors - strDBName

I'm starting to run into errors with BizTalk 2009 and in order for me to remember my fixes I will be posting the information on this blog.

Today I got the following error while trying to deploy my solution:

Deploy Error:
Parameter name: strDBName

The problem was I had downloaded the project file (.btproj) from source control and the Properties->Deployment->BizTalk Server Group->Server property was set to someone else's local machine. In previous versions of this, the error message was could not find database XYZ. When I set the property to my database server - (LOCAL) from the drop down menu - the project deployed.

Note: Make sure to save the properties screen first :).


Cyril Rebreyend said...


It seem that you have no rights to access the distant server. strdbname is the internal name of "configuration database" parameter, wich is automatically set if you have access to the server.


Elizabeth Graham said...


It may be that you would get the same error message when you don't have permission to access the database. However, I got this error running on a VM with no network access - so VS could not have even found the server.


Nils said...

Thank you for the tip to save it before deployment. Of course it saves on build automatically, but not on deploy...