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Article ID: 887959 - Last Review: January 17, 2015 - Revision: 2.2

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When your Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004-based computer tries to delete subscriptions by using the associated bts_PurgeSubscriptions stored procedure, you may notice a significant loss of performance and you may find deadlock errors in your Microsoft SQL Server 2000 error log.


Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
888751  ( ) How to obtain the latest BizTalk Server 2004 service pack

Hotfix information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Size   File name
   18-Oct-2004  22:47  1,812  Biztalk_2004_1391.sql


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was corrected in BizTalk Server 2004 Service Pack 1.


The bts_PurgeSubscriptions stored procedure is run as part of the PurgeSubscriptionsJob_BizTalkMsgBoxDb SQL job that is created when you install and configure BizTalk Server. By default, the PurgeSubscriptionsJob_BizTalkMsgBoxDb SQL Server job is scheduled to run one time for every minute.

  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Partner Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Standard Edition
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