BizTalk Accelerator for RosettaNet runtime feature failed to configure: Failed to add member ‘user’ to NT Group IIS_WPG Error code: -2147022676

Every time I try to configure the BizTalk Accelerator for RosettaNet in BizTalk Server 2013 or BizTalk Server 2013 R2, of course, using Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 I encounter this error in the configuration log file

[2015-05-14 16:37:40:0043 Error ConfigHelper] Failed to add member ‘user’ to NT Group IIS_WPG Error code: -2147022676
[2015-05-14 16:37:40:0043 Error ConfigHelper] The group name could not be found

BTARN The group name could not be found

Cause

Well, basically this is a bug that has not been fixed yet. BizTalk Accelerator for RosettaNet was introduced in BizTalk Server 2004 and since they’re only a little or no changes were made.

BTARN requires the IIS_WPG group (group provided by IIS 6.0 that provides the minimum set of user rights and permissions required to run an application) but unfortunately for us, this group doesn’t exist anymore…

Solution

The solution is very simple… you just need to create it manually.

To accomplish that you need to:

  • Open Computer Management and in the console tree, expand “System Tools à Local Users and Groups” and then right-click Groups
  • and select the option New Group
  • In Group name
    • Type: IIS_WPG.
  • In Description
    • Type: RosettaNet IIS group
  • And then click Create, and then click Close

I really hope that Microsoft provide a hotfix for this or at least fix this problem in the next releases of the product

Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc. He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community.

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