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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Preliminary checks for MS DTC

To dig further to evaluate MS DTC error, check below things is in place.

  1. You are able to ping both server from each other. If not then define them in their host files and try to ping them again, till it resolves.
  2. All MS DTC configurations should be same on both servers.
    a) NETWORK DTC Access
    b) Client and Administration (Allow remote clients, Allow remote administration)
    c) Transaction Communication Manager (Allow Inbound, Allow outbound, Mutual authentication required, Incoming caller authentication required, No authentication required, Enable TIP Transactions)
    d) Enable XA Transaction
    e) DTC Logon Account [Should be NT Authoriy/Networkservice]

    Permissions: You must have administrator access to play with above configurations.

    How to access MS DTC?
    Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Component Services > Component Services > Computers > My Computer > right click on it and then click on Properties and then click on MS DTC tab.

    How to access Host file?
    "C:\Windows\System32\Drive\etc\", you will find a file with the name of "Host"

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