Coordinates transactions that span multiple resource managers, such as databases, message queues, and file systems. If this service is stopped, these transactions will fail. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.
|Windows 8 edition||Windows 8||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1 Update 1|
|Display name:||Distributed Transaction Coordinator|
The Distributed Transaction Coordinator service runs as NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService in its own process of msdtc.exe. It does not share its process with other services. If Distributed Transaction Coordinator fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the MSDTC service has failed to start.
Distributed Transaction Coordinator won't start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:
1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreDistributedTransactionCoordinatorWindows8.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.
3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.
4. Restart the computer.
Note. Make sure that the
msdtc.exe file exists in the
%WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.