In my quest to optimize the resources being used in my laptop, I have been very picky about what services are needed to get my task done. I have a script to turn on/off all of the services that I need. Today I try debugging an orchestration, and I was not getting any information at all on the Health and Activity Tracking (HAT). As it turn out, I had not started this service: BizTalk Server Application Service.
All of my Orchestrations were working fine without this service. Hummm... I know now if I need to run the HAT, then I can turn this feature on/off. And the best thing, is that it when you start up this service, it will pickup all of the instances that have been ran. NICE... ;)
FYI, the service name is BTSSvc$BizTalkServerApplication. I have set its startup type to be manual, and then I have this batch script to turn it on/off:
net start BTSSvc$BizTalkServerApplication
net stop BTSSvc$BizTalkServerApplication
BTW, don't forget to add your login account to the Biztalk Server Administrators group, or you won't be able to attach to the Orchestration in Debugging mode.