Recently I was working on a box which had MSDTC issue and I was unable bring up the MSDTC resource as there was some changes done. MSDTC drive was deleted and MSDTC is unable to recognize the MSDTC log file path.

What is MSDTC?

MSDTC is an acronym for Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator. As the name says, MSDTC is a Windows service providing transaction infrastructure for distributed systems. In this case, a transaction means a general way of structuring the interactions between autonomous agents in a distributed system. Each transaction is a state transformation with four key properties – the ACID properties: Atomic (all or nothing), Consistent (legal), Isolated (independent of concurrent transactions) and Durable (once it happens, it cannot be abrogated). There are different techniques that implement the ACID properties but the most known one is two-phase commit.

In my scenario MSDTC is configured in Windows Server Failover Cluster and I need to change the path of the MSDTC Log file.

Open Component Services from Administrative Tools

How to change the MSDTC Logs in Windows Server 2008_00

After that Component Services will open

How to change the MSDTC Logs in Windows Server 2008_01Explorer Component Services

How to change the MSDTC Logs in Windows Server 2008_02You need to go to the Distributed Transaction and then open the Clustered DTC and select the Object under that

How to change the MSDTC Logs in Windows Server 2008_03Right click on that Object and click Properties

How to change the MSDTC Logs in Windows Server 2008_04

 

Now you need to select the Logging Tab

How to change the MSDTC Logs in Windows Server 2008_05Now click Browse and point to a new path and click apply and Ok

 

You are done 🙂

 

 

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