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
After that Component Services will open
Now you need to select the Logging Tab
You are done 🙂