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Creating an MSDTC resource within a Windows Failover Cluster

Windows Cluster – MSDTC Resource

1. First up we’ll be creating an MSDTC resource. Open up Windows Failover Cluster Manager. Right click on services and applications and select Configure a Service or Application.


Windows Failover Cluster MSDTC Resource

2. The High Availability Wizard begins. Click Next.


Windows Failover Cluster MSDTC Resource

3. Within the list of services and applications select Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC) and click Next.


Windows Failover Cluster MSDTC Resource

4. Give the MSDTC resource a name and IP address. In this example I’ve named mine WinclusterDtc and given it an IP address of 192.168.10.60. Click Next.


Windows Failover Cluster MSDTC Resource

5. I’ve already provisioned a shared iSCSI drive with 1GB of free space. The drive letter for this shared drive is M: and will hold the MSDTC resource files. Click Next.


Windows Failover Cluster MSDTC Resource

6. Click next to start the configuration of the MSDTC resource.


Windows Failover Cluster MSDTC Resource

7. The MSDTC resource has now been created. Click Finish.


Windows Failover Cluster MSDTC Resource

8. You can close the Windows Failover Cluster Manager. Click on Start – Administrative Tools and select Component Services.


Windows Failover Cluster MSDTC Resource

9. Within the Component Services window expand Component Services – Computers – My Computer – Distributed Transaction Coordinator – Clustered DTCs and select the name you gave to your MSDTC cluster resource. Right click and select properties.


Windows Failover Cluster MSDTC Resource

10. Select the Security Tab.


Windows Failover Cluster MSDTC Resource

11. Click Network DTC Access, select Allow Inbound, Allow Outbound and Incoming Caller Authentication Required. Click Apply and Ok.


Windows Failover Cluster MSDTC Resource

12. The MSDTC service will be stopped and restarted. Click Yes.


Windows Failover Cluster MSDTC Resource

13. The MSDTC service has now been restarted. Click Ok and you can now exit Component Services.


Windows Failover Cluster MSDTC Resource

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All the tutorials included on this site are performed in a lab environment to simulate a real world production scenario. As everything is done to provide the most accurate steps to date, we take no responsibility if you implement any of these steps in a production environment.