Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The SSO service failed to start. After installing VS 2010

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I've been running BizTalk 2009 on my Windows 7 machine, and after installing VS 2010 beta 2, the Enterprise Single Sign-On Service stopped working.

It failed with the following error:

Could not create SSOSQL. To fix the problem, reinstall SSO or try 'regasm SSOSQL.dll' from a Visual Studio command prompt.
Error Code: 0x80131700

The file is located at C:\Program Files\Common Files\Enterprise Single Sign-On\SSOSQL.dll

Run Visual Studio Commmand prompt as Administrator and run 'regasm "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Enterprise Single Sign-On\SSOSQL.dll"'.

On 64 bit machines (windows 7, Vista, W2008 etc) you need to call regasm.exe utility explicitly from this folder:


Thursday, February 4, 2010

The 'Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0' provider is not registered error with 64bit OS

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If you're getting this error while trying to connect to Access 2007 or Excel 2007 via the Office 12 OleDB provider, you must first make sure you have the Office 2007 data providers installed.

Next, under x64 (64bit), the data providers will not work by default as they are 32-bit only (x86), even if the data providers download page doesn't say it. You have to explicitly compile for x86 instead of the default "Any CPU" platform:...

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