Event ID 4101 — Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator Service Installation and Setup

Updated: December 3, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

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The Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator service (MSDTC) is installed during the installation of the operating system. Errors that occur during installation may stop the component from working properly. Any errors that occur during an upgrade process may also stop the component from working properly.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 4101
Source: Microsoft-Windows-MSDTC
Version: 6.1
Symbolic Name: IDS_DTC_CM_DUPLICATE_PARTNER_ID
Message: The local MS DTC detected that the MS DTC on %1 has the same unique identity as the local MS DTC. This means that the two MS DTC will not be able to communicate with each other. This problem typically occurs if one of the systems were cloned using unsupported cloning tools. MS DTC requires that the systems be cloned using supported cloning tools such as SYSPREP. Running 'msdtc -uninstall' and then 'msdtc -install' from the command prompt will fix the problem. Note: Running 'msdtc -uninstall' will result in the system losing all MS DTC configuration information.%0

Resolve

Reinstall MSDTC

The system reported an unexpected error condition. You can resolve this condition by uninstalling and then reinstalling 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 uninstall and then reinstall MSDTC:

  1. Click Start, and then click Command Prompt.
  2. At the command prompt, type msdtc -uninstall, and then press ENTER.
  3. At the command prompt, type msdtc -install, 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 service (MSDTC) 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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