MSDTC, an abbreviation for Microsofts Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC), is a service component implanted in recently marketed Microsoft Windows systems (operating systems Windows 2000 and after, and Windows NT 4.0 has the MSDTC). Its job is coordinating the various transactions among multiple resource managers, including but not limited to databases, file systems, and message queues.
Installing and Configuring MSDTC on a Windows 2003 Server Cluster
There are two main ways on installing the MSDTC in Windows Server 2003, one of the more widely, if not the most used server system today. Before anything else, the MSDTC resource must be created by enabling the Network DTC access.
Method 1: Cluster Administrator
Cluster Administrator can be used to install MSDTC on all nodes in a cluster, as you only need to install the MSDTC once to have an effect on all.
1.Start the Cluster Administrator by:
A.Click Start, and then All Programs
B.Go to Administrative Tools, and click Cluster Administrator
2.Create a Group called MSDTC Group containing a Network Name, IP Address, and a Physical Disk, by:
A.Click File Menu, New, and...