How to troubleshoot connectivity issues in MS DTC by using the DTCPing tool


INTRODUCTION


This article describes how to troubleshoot connectivity issues in Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MS DTC) by using the DTCPing tool.

By using the DTCPing tool, you can test the name resolution between two computers. You can also test the remote procedure call (RPC) communication between two computers. Additionally, you can obtain the following information by using the DTCPing tool:
  • MS DTC security settings
  • RPC port range information
  • MS DTC HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CID registry key information

More Information


Download information

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Download Download the Dtcping.exe package now.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.


The Dtcping.exe package contains the following files.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Dtcping.exe1.9.0.1266,30829-Jul-200500:54
Dtcping.pdbNot Applicable1,000,44829-Jul-200500:54
HowtoAnalyze_Dtcping_Output.txtNot Applicable4,53027-Jul-200515:38
Machinea_failure.logNot Applicable1,56024-Nov-200322:59
Machinea_success.logNot Applicable1,90124-Nov-200322:21
Machineb_failure.logNot Applicable99924-Nov-200322:55
Machineb_success.logNot Applicable1,75024-Nov-200322:31
Readme.txtNot Applicable3,24427-Jul-200515:32

Troubleshooting information

The Dtcping.exe package includes the following text files that describe how to use the DTCPing tool:
  • See the Readme.txt file for information about how to test RPC communication and MS DTC communication between two computers.
  • See the HowtoAnalyze_Dtcping_Output.txt file for information about how to obtain RPC port information, CID registry key information, and other MS DTC-related information.

References


For more information about how to troubleshoot MS DTC by using the DTCPing tool, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

306843 How to troubleshoot MS DTC firewall issues