MSDTC Needed for Windows 2003 File Cluster?

I am building a new file server cluster. I am getting mixed info on whether or not I need a a resource for MSDTC. This cluster will NOT run SQL.

Everything seems to be working without MSDTC. However, I am seeing 4147 and 4148 MSDTC realted events in the event viewer.

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Justin DurrantSr. Engineer - Windows Server/VirtualizationAsked:
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oBdAConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Theoretically, there's no technical reason to run in a file cluster.
Practically, it might be needed, I had to enable it to install SP1.
The easiest solution:
- Set the startup type of the Distributed Transaction Controller to Manual.
- Add the MSDTC as new resource in the cluster group
- In the Advanced properties of the MSDTC resource, configure it to "Do not restart" (no reason why the failure of an unnecessary service should move the cluster group ...).
Justin DurrantSr. Engineer - Windows Server/VirtualizationAuthor Commented:
Thanks.. it wants a network name and IP which I don't want to configure.. can I just skip creating the resource and disable the service?
Justin DurrantSr. Engineer - Windows Server/VirtualizationAuthor Commented:
NVM.. I used the network name and IP resources I already have as dependency. thanks!
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These are just the dependencies MSDTC needs; you can simply use the existing cluster name and IP address for that.
There I was, typing away, while you were answering your question; oh well ...
Justin DurrantSr. Engineer - Windows Server/VirtualizationAuthor Commented:
ha.. thanks again!
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