Event ID 4209 — Transaction Manager Functionality

Updated: February 22, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

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Transaction Manager is the component of the Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MS DTC) that is responsible for coordinating transaction processing among all interested parties.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 4209
Source: Microsoft-Windows-MSDTC
Version: 6.0
Symbolic Name: IDS_DTC_CRITICAL_ERROR
Message: A critical error occurred in an MS DTC component therefore the process is terminating. The category field identifies the component that encountered the error. Please contact Microsoft Product Support. Error Specifics: %1%0

Resolve

Restart MSDTC

Stop and then restart the Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator service (MSDTC).

To perform this procedure, you must have membership in Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To stop and then restart MSDTC:

  1. Click Start, and then click Command Prompt.
  2. At the command prompt, type net stop msdtc, and then press ENTER.
  3. At the command prompt, type net start msdtc, and then press ENTER.

Verify

To perform this procedure, you must have membership in Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To verify that the Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MS DTC) is running:

  1. Click Start, and then click Command Prompt.
  2. At the command prompt, type sc query msdtc, and then press ENTER.
  3. The system responds with information about the service. Confirm that these two items appear: SERVICE_NAME: msdtc and STATE : 4 RUNNING.

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