When trying to export an MSI from BizTalk Admin Console for an application, I got this error:

“Unable to serialize web directory… Verify the location exists and it is accessible”

Example of error in BizTalk Admin Console

BizTalkError_UnableToSerializeWebDirecotry

 

In my case, we had SharePoint on the same machine as BizTalk, and thus a coworker set up a special virtual directory for published BizTalk services, and assigned port 9000. Thus, when I ran the wizard to create the webservice, I had to specify port 9000, and now on the export MSI file, I also need to specify the port 9000 (following a colon after the localhost name).

Example of Solution

BizTalkError_MyFix_UnableToSerializeWebDirecotry

 

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