Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Could not start Distributed Transaction Coordinator on a clustered server.

Posted on 2008-06-16
6
5,083 Views
Last Modified: 2011-10-19
I am trying to start Distributed Transaction Coordinator in one of the node of my clustered server.
It is running in Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition. But I received the error mesage as stated in the Error Messges tab.

How can I resolve this problem?


MSDTC-Error-Message.png
0
Comment
Question by:sepknow
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:r_panos
ID: 21795549
Although it's not a solution but a workaround, try to see if this one should work for you:

- Select the MS DTC resource, right click and select properties;
- Check the Run this resource in a separate Resource Monitor option;
- Move the group that contains the MS DTC resource to the node that you encounter the problem and check if the resource goes online.
0
 

Author Comment

by:sepknow
ID: 21798221
eer, the MSDTC is running locally on individual node.
If you mean they are to be clustered, please elaborate on how to?
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:r_panos
ID: 21800956
Can you tell us what application (if any) are clustered? SQL Server, Exchange ecc ecc?
0
What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

 

Author Comment

by:sepknow
ID: 21804382
SQL Server and IIS.
0
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
r_panos earned 500 total points
ID: 21821090
Well MS DTC must be clustered in presence of application in cluster like SQL.

Microsoft's Best Practices indicates that DTC must reside in it's own group (and therefore depend from it's own Network Name and volume resource). In a real world scenario, where Storage space and LUNs are not infinite (and neither buIT budget is), the solution is to cluster DTC in the quorum group.
Be sure that in each node is installed the following Windows Components (from Control Panel/Add Remove Programs/Add Remove Windows COmponents/Application Server) Enable Network COM+ Access.

You must select the quorum group, right click, New and select New Resource; the new resource type must br Transaction Distributor Coordinator; add a name (like MSDTC). Follow the wizard and add as dependencies the Network name and the Volume resources. That's it. After that you must restart the the clustered applications (SQL ecc) or do a move group.

Test the DTC functionality and in case there's an error bringing online the resource do the following:

Select the MS DTC resource, right click and select properties;
- Check the Run this resource in a separate Resource Monitor option;
- Move the group that contains the MS DTC resource to the node that you encounter the problem and check if the resource goes online.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:sepknow
ID: 31467541
I cannot try until a much later date. Will post a new question if I encounter problem again. Thanks.
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Remote Apps is a feature in server 2008 which allows users to run applications off Remote Desktop Servers without having to log into them to run the applications.  The user can either have a desktop shortcut installed or go through the web portal to…
In this article I will describe the Backup & Restore method as one possible migration process and I will add the extra tasks needed for an upgrade when and where is applied so it will cover all.
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.

839 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question