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Please Help w/ MS DTC console error !


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#1 MyBleepingPC

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 12:42 PM

Hello!
I'm running Vista Ultimate Sp1, 32bit. Everytime I start/restart my computer, I receive this annoying message which had never poped up before:
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I have Googled it but due to my limited computer knowledge, I don't fully understand what its funtionality is. I ran a complete PC scan using AVG and SuperAntiSpyware and came up clean. My computer is working fine without any glitch. I have tried to disable it in the "services" component and it stopped. My questions are:
1. Did I do the right thing by disable it?
2. Is it necessary/critical for the my computer to function properly?
3. MOST OF ALL, HOW DO I TURN IT OFF but keep it in the enable mode?

Please help.

Thanks for any input/advice.

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 03:53 PM

MS DTC console
is Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator Admin Console used to monitor Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ) transactions
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/174381

The Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator is a transaction manager which permits client applications to include several different sources of data in one transaction and which then coordinates committing the distributed transaction across all the servers that are enlisted in the transaction. MSDTC runs on all Windows platforms and is installed by applications which need to use it, such as the Microsoft"s Personal Web Server, or Microsoft SQL Server.
Recommendation : If you have it running, it is most probably needed by a Microsoft Application, so leave it untouched unless it is definitely causing you problem. It is also part of Microsoft dot NET framework; requires server authorization of port. If you have VB6, SQL, this should be enabled, otherwise you could termporarily disable it.
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As long as msdtc.exe is in this directory C:\WINDOWS\system32\, You're OK. Anywhere else it could be the W32/Sdbot-DTO WORM
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