Cannot open log for source 'BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.1'

Posted: January 9, 2012  |  Categories: BizTalk Uncategorized

I have  installed the ESB Management Console on a server that does not have Visual Studio installed and I got this error when I tried to open the ESB Management Console on the local host. talks about the same error but none of the solutions in this thread solved my problem.

Eventually I discovered that if i added the http://local host to my local intranet sites the ESB management console now displays without error. (Note added 4/04/2013 You can also grant read WMI Security access to the BizTalkServer branch)

Now if I try open site from a browser that is not on the local server, I get challenged and enter the credentials for the same user as above then I get the same error. In this case adding the http://<server> to the intranet or trusted sites does not solve the issue. What is really weird is that if I enter credentials for the administrator who installed the server then the the ESB Management Console is displayed

I decided that I was not seeing the real error because the user cannot write the error to the event log on the web server. I gave this user full access to the event log by running the following from a command prompt where the bolded text is the the SID of my user.

C:\Windows\system32>wevtutil sl Application /ca:O:BAG:SYD:(A;;0xf0007;;;SY)(A;;0x7;;;BA)(A;;0x7;;;SO)(A;;0x3;;;IU)(A;;0x3;;;SU)(A;;0x3;;;S-1-5-3)(A;;0x3;;;S-1-5-33)(A;;0x1;;;S-1-5-32-573)(A;;0x3;;;S-1-5-21-1832726700-257789682-1899323428-1000)

Now I see the following error written to the event log;

Access denied

Source: Microsoft.Practices.ESB.BizTalkOperations.BizTalkQuery

Method: Void .ctor()

Error Source: System.Management

Error TargetSite: Void ThrowWithExtendedInfo(System.Management.ManagementStatus)

Error StackTrace:    at System.Management.ManagementException.ThrowWithExtendedInfo(ManagementStatus errorCode)
at System.Management.ManagementScope.InitializeGuts(Object o)
at System.Management.ManagementScope.Initialize()
at System.Management.ManagementObjectSearcher.Initialize()
at System.Management.ManagementObjectSearcher.Get()
at Microsoft.Practices.ESB.BizTalkOperations.BizTalkQuery.GetMsgboxServerInfo()
at Microsoft.Practices.ESB.BizTalkOperations.BizTalkQuery..ctor()

What permissions or policy am i missing? describes a workaround where you put the username password in tot he web.config but thus is just hiding the problem. I want to find out what permission or setting is missing.


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