thanks for the quick response! Yes the PDB's are in the GAC. (in the .net 4 gac).
I checked the msi build log and there was no pdb for the assembly (SupportingAssemblies.PartyLookup.dll) in the log below. I've extracted (and redacted) a relevant bit of the log and appended it below. As a workaround I made the original project
produce a PDB.
From the deployment.btdfproj:
<PropertyGroup Condition="'$(Configuration)' == 'Release'" >
From the log on the deployment server:
Deploying components to GAC...
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Purchase Orders Application\1.0\Deployment\Framework\DeployTools\gacutil.exe" /i "..\SupportingAssemblies.PartyLookup.dll"
Microsoft (R) .NET Global Assembly Cache Utility. Version 4.0.30319.1
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Assembly successfully added to the cache
Finished deploying components to GAC.
Deploying PDB's to GAC...
Preparing to copy source file '..\SupportingAssemblies.PartyLookup.pdb' to GAC path 'C:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\assembly\GAC_MSIL\.SupportingAssemblies.PartyLookup\v4.0_188.8.131.52__6d244051a2d85ec6\.SupportingAssemblies.PartyLookup.pdb'.
Copying file from "..\.SupportingAssemblies.PartyLookup.pdb" to "C:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\assembly\GAC_MSIL\.SupportingAssemblies.PartyLookup\v4.0_184.108.40.206__6d244051a2d85ec6\.SupportingAssemblies.PartyLookup.pdb".
C:\Program Files (x86)\ Purchase Orders Application\1.0\Deployment\Framework\BizTalkDeploymentFramework.targets(1336,5): error MSB3021: Unable to copy file "..\SupportingAssemblies.PartyLookup.pdb" to "C:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\assembly\GAC_MSIL\SupportingAssemblies.PartyLookup\v4.0_220.127.116.11__6d244051a2d85ec6\SupportingAssemblies.PartyLookup.pdb". Could not find file '..\SupportingAssemblies.PartyLookup.pdb'.
Done building target "DeployComponents" in project "Deployment.btdfproj" -- FAILED.
Done building target "DeployBizTalkMgmtDB_true" in project "Deployment.btdfproj" -- FAILED.
Done building target "ServerDeploy" in project "Deployment.btdfproj" -- FAILED.
Done building target "Deploy" in project "Deployment.btdfproj" -- FAILED.
Done building project "Deployment.btdfproj" -- FAILED.