You will get the following error when you try to send a message from BizTalk to this WCF Service:
Details:"System.ServiceModel.CommunicationException: The server did not provide a meaningful reply; this might be caused by a contract mismatch, a premature session shutdown or an internal server error.
The problem with this is that BizTalk can't consume the WCF service as it only supports the Request/Reply pattern of WCF, so what options do you have when you have a fire-and-forget WCF service that you want to consume from BizTalk:
- Change the attribute in your WCF Service, so the "IsOneWay" is set to "false". This is only an option if you have control over your WCF Service
- Create a wrapper around the WCF Service that wraps you service. This blog post is one way to do it: http://www.pvle.be/2008/12/calling-one-way-wcf-service-with-biztalk-wcf-adapter-part-2/
You should go for the solution it the order listed above. Other possible solutions that I haven't tried, but might work (could be fun to try out at some point in time):
- Implement a custom behavior (could maybe also be a solution as you hook into the WCF model, but I am not sure if it will work)
- Implement your own WCF adapter using the WCF SDK (A lot of work, should work as you have complete control over the message flow)