The Business Rules Configuration Wizard fails with the error “Configuration failed for some components and no settings were applied for those components.”
On BizTalk Server computers for which the Business Rules Engine has already been successfully configured, the Rules Engine Update service fails to start and cannot be started manually.
When this problem occurs, an error similar to the following may be generated in the BizTalk Server computer Application log:
Service could not be started. : System.Net.Sockets.SocketException (10061): No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it ::1:3132
The Microsoft Malware Protection Center released an updated signature file on March 9th, 2010 to address a possible threat from SettingsModifier:Win32/PossibleHostsFileHijack. This updated signature file can cause Microsoft Malware Detection software such as Windows Defender to update the local HOSTS file to mitigate threats from SettingsModifier:Win32/PossibleHostsFileHijack. As a result of these changes, the BizTalk Server Rules Engine Update service may fail to start.
Update the local HOSTS file to include the following line:
The HOSTS file is located in the %systemroot%\drivers\etc\ directory.
For more information about the Microsoft Malware Protection Center signature update that addresses a possible threat from SettingsModifier:Win32/PossibleHostsFileHijack, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=146221.