Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator May Stop Responding in a Low Memory Situation

When a server is in low memory situation, the Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MS DTC) process (Msdtc.exe) may stop responding (crash).


When MS DTC tries to manage new transactions, the attempt fails because of a lack of resources.


Workaround
To work around this problem, verify that the memory configuration of the computer is correct, and then correct the memory configuration if it is not.


Microsoft Fix
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910  How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack

Tuesday, May 3, 2011