Consider the following scenario:

  • You run Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC) transactions in Microsoft SQL Server 2017.

  • A transaction is started, and SQL Server successfully prepares the transaction.

  • A transaction commit request is sent to SQL Server.

  • The database that is involved in the transaction is restarted.

In this scenario, the transaction commit request from DTC fails because the database restarted. However, in some cases, SQL Server communicates to DTC that the transaction commit request was successful even though the request failed.


This fix is included in Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2017.

About SQL Server 2017 builds

Each new build for SQL Server 2017 contains all the hotfixes and security fixes that were in the previous build. We recommend that you install the latest build for SQL Server 2017.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


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