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.
2. The High Availability Wizard begins. Click Next.
3. Within the list of services and applications select Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC) and click Next.
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.
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.
6. Click next to start the configuration of the MSDTC resource.
7. The MSDTC resource has now been created. Click Finish.
8. You can close the Windows Failover Cluster Manager. Click on Start – Administrative Tools and select Component Services.
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.
10. Select the Security Tab.
11. Click Network DTC Access, select Allow Inbound, Allow Outbound and Incoming Caller Authentication Required. Click Apply and Ok.
12. The MSDTC service will be stopped and restarted. Click Yes.
13. The MSDTC service has now been restarted. Click Ok and you can now exit Component Services.
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