ServiceBus Message Broker Service is starting and starting…(Cannot Deploy SPS Workflow)

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When working with Windows Azure Workflow, Workflow Host Manager or Share Point 2013 Workflow you might experience several problems related to Message Broker Service.

Issues related to broker In SharePoint are manifested through workflow deployment issues. For example, if you try to deploy the workflow you might get following error:

Error 1 Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': System.IO.InvalidDataException: A response was returned that did not come from the workflow service. Status code = 503:
<HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Service Unavailable</TITLE>
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" Content="text/html; charset=us-ascii"></HEAD>
<BODY><h2>Service Unavailable</h2>
<hr><p>HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable.</p>

If you are rather Service Bus guy, you will figure out that Broker Service does not start. It is all the time in starting status. In both cases, take a look on status of Windows Fabric Host Service. You will probably notice that this service is not running. If so start it, stop the broker and start the broker again.
If you cannot stop the broker service while starting, got to task manager  and kill Microsoft.ServiceBus Message Broker process. Then start the broker service.

Posted Sep 18 2012, 07:21 AM by Damir Dobric is a .Net Community Blog powered by daenet GmbH.