"Distributed Transaction Coordinator - msdtc.exe" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "Distributed Transaction Coordinator" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "Distributed Transaction Coordinator" service related to msdtc.exe?

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A

"Distributed Transaction Coordinator" is a Windows 8 service that Coordinates transactions that span multiple resource managers, such as databases, message queues, and file systems. If this service is stopped, these transactions will fail. . "Distributed Transaction Coordinator" service is provided by msdtc.exe program file.

Detailed information on "Distributed Transaction Coordinator" service:

Service name: MSDTC
Display name: Distributed Transaction Coordinator
Execution command: C:\Windows\System32\msdtc.exe
Dependencies: {RPCSS, SamSS}

"Distributed Transaction Coordinator" service is provided by a program called: msdtc.exe:

Name: msdtc.exe
Location: C:\Windows\System32\msdtc.exe
Description: Microsoft Distributed Transaction 
File version: 2001.12.10130.16384 
Size: 144384 bytes
Modified: 7/26/2012 3:08:34 AM UTC

Disabling "Distributed Transaction Coordinator" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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