batcmd.com Windows Vista Services

Distributed Transaction Coordinator - Windows Vista Service

Coordinates transactions that span multiple resource managers, such as databases, message queues, and file systems. If this service is stopped, these transactions will not occur. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7, 8 and XP.

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
Starter Manual Manual Manual
Home Basic Manual Manual Manual
Home Premium Manual Manual Manual
Business Manual Manual Manual
Ultimate Manual Manual Manual

Default Properties

Display name:Distributed Transaction Coordinator
Service name:MSDTC
Type:own
Path:%WinDir%\System32\msdtc.exe
Error control:normal
Group:MS Transactions
Object:NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

Distributed Transaction Coordinator logs on as NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService and runs 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 recorded into the Event Log. Windows Vista startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the MSDTC service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Distributed Transaction Coordinator won't start, if the following system components are stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type for Distributed Transaction Coordinator

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreDistributedTransactionCoordinatorWindowsVista.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 to save changes.

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 Vista installation media.