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This article describes how to reinstall Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MS DTC) for a nonclustered Microsoft Windows 2000 server.
Important You should reinstall MS DTC only when you must troubleshoot a serious problem. In addition, you must follow the procedures in this article precisely; otherwise, you may need to reformat your hard disk.
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To reinstall MS DTC, perform the following steps:
In Control Panel, stop all services, and change the Startup Type to "manual" except for the following:
COM+ Event System
Distributed File System
Distributed Link Tracking Client
Distributed Link Tracking Server
IPSEC Policy Agent
License Logging Service
Logical Disk Manager
NT LM Security Support Provider
Plug and Play
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator
Security Accounts Manager
System Event Notification
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Services
Windows Management Instrumentation
Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extensions
Close Control Panel, and restart your computer.
At the command prompt, type the following command:
In the registry, remove the following keys if they exist: