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Distributed Transaction Coordinator - Windows XP 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 Vista.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
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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

Default Behavior

The Distributed Transaction Coordinator service runs as NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService in its own process. It does not share an executable file with other services. If the Distributed Transaction Coordinator fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the MSDTC service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Distributed Transaction Coordinator will not start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type for Distributed Transaction Coordinator

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreDistributedTransactionCoordinatorWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

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 XP installation media.