Disable New Message Publication


You can use the BizTalk Server Administration Console or Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to disable new message publication. You disable new message publication in the MessageBox database to stop the receipt of new messages by the MessageBox database. In some BizTalk Server environments, you can improve performance if you disable new message publication for the master MessageBox database. Disabling new message publication does not affect existing messages in the MessageBox database or service instances that are in progress.

For information about using WMI to disable new message publication, see the MSBTS_MsgBoxSetting.DisableNewMessagePublication Property (WMI) in the UI guidance and developers API namespace reference.


You must disable the publication of new messages before you delete a MessageBox database. For information about deleting a MessageBox database, see How to Delete a MessageBox Database.


Administrators who manage MessageBox databases must have the required user rights. You must have the following user rights to manage MessageBox databases and disable new message publication:

  • You must be logged on as a member of the BizTalk Server Administrators group.

  • You must be a SQL Server Administrator on the computer where the database exists.

Disable steps

  1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft BizTalk Server 20xx, and then click BizTalk Server Administration.

  2. In the console tree, expand BizTalk Server Administration, expand the BizTalk group, click Platform Settings, and then click Message Boxes.

  3. In the details pane, right-click the MessageBox database you want to disable, and then click Properties.

  4. In the Message Box Properties dialog box, select the Disable new message publication check box, and then click OK.

See Also

Managing MessageBox Databases
Add a New MessageBox Database
Delete a MessageBox Database
The MessageBox Database