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MSDTC service fails after transfer PDC role

Posted by bartvdw on 1616/1212/2008

I was playing last night with transferring FSMO roles between DC’s and just solved the previous mystery (events 53258) when I noticed there was still an issue, namely the MSDTC service fails. This morning I realized I’ve seen a blog post about this before, namely from Brian Desmond! In short, you’ll see the events below in the event logs:

System Even Log:
Event Type:    Error
Event Source:    Service Control Manager
Event Category:    None
Event ID:    7031
Date:        12/16/2008
Time:        08:16:23
User:        N/A
Computer:    LABDC01
Description:
The Distributed Transaction Coordinator service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 1000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Application Event Log:
Event Type:    Information
Event Source:    MSDTC
Event Category:    SVC
Event ID:    4145
Date:        12/16/2008
Time:        08:14:24
User:        N/A
Computer:    LABDC01
Description:
MS DTC has been notified that a DC Promotion/Demotion has happened. It is shutting down as a result.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Apparently this is normal. It also only happens when transferring the PDC role, other roles don’t have this result.

Thanks to the blog post of Brian Desmond!! Please refer to his (great) post about this with all the technical details…

MSDTC Exits on PDCe Transfer
http://briandesmond.com/blog/msdtc-exits-on-pdce-transfer/

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