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How to Start/Stop Distributed Transaction Coordinator service

Service name: MSDTC

Display name: Distributed Transaction Coordinator


Description:

Coordinates transactions that span multiple resource managers, such as databases, message queues, and file systems. If this service
is stopped, these transactions will fail. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.


Path to executable:

C:\Windows\System32\msdtc.exe

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Distributed Transaction Coordinator service from Command Prompt

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Search programs and files

Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window, select Paste and press Enter


To Start Distributed Transaction Coordinator service:

net start MSDTC


Note: You can’t start a service if Startup type is on Disabled.


To Stop Distributed Transaction Coordinator service:

net stop MSDTC


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\MSDTC" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Manual:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\MSDTC" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

Disabled:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\MSDTC" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

Automatic (Delayed Start):

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\MSDTC" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f


Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\MSDTC" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f


When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\MSDTC" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

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