Workflow Foundation beta 2.2 and the Persistence Service

 
I’ve wasted an hour on this matter this afternoon,  but it seems that the Workflow Foundation engine beta 2.2  makes call to the MS DTC while using the (default) SqlPersistence service AND the TrackingService.
To use this persistence service :
 
1° Add the tracking and persistence service s
workflowRuntime.AddService(new SqlTrackingService(connectionString));
workflowRuntime.AddService(new SqlWorkflowPersistenceService(…));
 
2° start MSDTC
or
Add the SharedConnectionWorkflowCommitWorkBatchService :
 
workflowRuntime.AddService(new SharedConnectionWorkflowCommitWorkBatchService(connectionString));
You can only use the SharedConnectionWorkflowCommitBatchService if both services have the same connection string (server and db) : this is for performance enhancement : only one connection will be used for the services.
If you upgrade from beta 2 to 2.2 don’t forget to reinstall the news db scripts located at :C:\WINDOWS\WinFX\v3.0\Windows Workflow Foundation\SQL\En (start the schema followed by tle logic file).
 
Have fun…
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