To view the properties of a BizTalk Server group, right-click BizTalk Server Group and choose Properties from the context menu to display the BizTalk Server Group Properties window. There are four tabs on the Properties window: General, Connection, DTA, and Errors. The General tab is used to view the name of the server, the SMTP host (if there is one), and the WebDAV URL. The Connection tab is used to define the SQL Server database that will be used for the Document Tracking and Activity (DTA) database and also the Queue database that is shared by all BizTalk servers in the group. The DTA tab is used to set up tracking for incoming and outgoing messages and track when the log will be cleaned up. The Errors tab is used to set whether the server will or will not stop when a severe error occurs.
The WebDAV repository is a file system that uses HTTP. All of the specifications and maps used to translate and manipulate documents can be stored in a WebDAV repository and shared by all the BizTalk servers in a group.
BizTalk Server can move documents from any queue into the Suspended Queue, where they can be deleted, resubmitted, or retransmitted. The action that is taken on the Suspended Queues depends on the processing instructions for the business document. The following queues are available in the BizTalk Server Administration Console:
Queues in the BizTalk Server Administration Console
|Work Queue||Contains all the items that are currently being worked on by BizTalk Server 2000. An administrator can manually move a document in this queue to the Suspended Queue.|
|Retry Queue||Contains any items that are in the process of being retransmitted for delivery. An administrator can manually move a document in this queue to the Suspended Queue.|
|Scheduled Queue||Contains all documents that have been processed and are waiting to be sent to their distribution list. An administrator of BizTalk Server 2000 can manually move a document in this queue to the Suspended Queue.|
|Suspended Queue||Contains any items that failed processing, including parse errors, serialization errors, the inability to find a pipeline configuration, and so forth. Items in this queue can be selected and the administrator can view the error description or the document itself, or delete the document. See the table below for a list of parser errors and actions that can be taken for these errors.|