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MSDTC Needed for Windows 2003 File Cluster?

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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.

Thx!
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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 ...).
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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?
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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.
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There I was, typing away, while you were answering your question; oh well ...
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ha.. thanks again!
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