This article lists the Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MS DTC) bugs that are fixed in Windows Server 2003 MS DTC Hotfix Rollup Package 14. Each hotfix rollup package contains all the fixes that were released in the previous Windows Server 2003 MS DTC hotfix rollup package.
Issues that are fixed in this hotfix rollup package
This hotfix rollup package fixes the following issues that were not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
Consider the following scenario. You use an XA-based resource manager to handle recovery operations. The client library uses the MS DTC single-pipe model. In this scenario, the recovery operations may cause a memory leak in the MS DTC service. If the recovery operations are performed frequently enough, the MS DTC service eventually consumes lots of memory.
You use the ITipTransaction interface and the ITipHelper interface to propagate transactions by using the Transaction IP (TIP) protocol. When you do this, a memory leak in the MS DTC service may occur together with each transaction propagation. The MS DTC service eventually consumes lots of memory. This issue may also occur when you use an XA-based resource manager.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
You must have Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 installed to apply this hotfix rollup package.
You must restart the MS DTC service after you apply this hotfix rollup package.
Hotfix replacement information
Bugs that are fixed in the Windows Server 2003 MS DTC hotfix rollup packages are cumulative.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
List of MS DTC bugs that are fixed in Windows Server 2003 Post-Service Pack 2 MS DTC Hotfix Rollup Package 13
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