Visual Studio error: Unable to find transmitPipeline.vstemplate. Please repair the product to fix this issue

My blog backlog is full of precious things and I stop counting the number of pages I have on my OneNote to be published. Today I randomly selected this Unable to find transmitPipeline.vstemplate error that I got on December 4, 2017, in a client when I try to do something – unfortunately I don’t remember what I was trying to do – in Visual Studio. The full error message was:

Unable to find “C:\program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\ItemTemplatesCache\BizTalk\Pipeline Files\\transmitPipeline.vstemplate”.

Please repair the product to fix this issue.

Unable to find transmitPipeline.vstemplate


Well, I don’t know the exact reasons why this happened or why these files were missing from the development machine.

However, and that is clear from the error message description. The visual studio templates, in this case, the Transmit Pipeline template was missing from the expected directory.


The easy solution for this problem is quite simple: use the BizTalk Server ISO file to repair the BizTalk Server installation.

This will “install/copy” all the files, including all BizTalk Server visual studio templates to the development machine.

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.

3 thoughts on “Visual Studio error: Unable to find transmitPipeline.vstemplate. Please repair the product to fix this issue”

  1. Thanks a for your sharing Sandro. I just find another nd smooth way for this issue:

    1-Copy missed templates from Biztalk ISO install : BizTalk Server\MSI\Program Files\Developer Tools\BizTalk\Pipeline Files

    to Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\ProjectTemplates\BizTalk\Pipeline Files

    2-reinstall visual studio templates via cmd : devenv.exe /installvstemplates

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