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What is msdtc.exe?

Part of MS DTCconsole program by Microsoft

What is it?

The Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC) service is a component of modern versions of Microsoft Windows that is responsible for coordinating transactions that span multiple resource managers, such as databases, message queues, and file systems. MSDTC performs the transaction coordination role for components, usually with COM and .NET architectures.
(msdtc.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does msdtc.exe run?

Service - msdtc.exe runs as a background Windows service (MSDTC). This is a system service that is installed with the Windows operating system and protected with Window's File Protection. This service runs as the NETWORK SERVICE account with minimum privileges on the local computer and acts as the computer on the network.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the msdtc.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of msdtc.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is msdtc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
     0.00000038% CPU3.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.98 MB RAM9.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of MS DTCconsole program?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by MS DTCconsole program.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (5.2.3790.131072)

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File details

File name: msdtc.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: MS DTCconsole program
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 2001.12.4720.4340 (srv03_sp2_gdr.080723-1210)
Product version: 5.2.3790.4340
Size: 6 KB
Original file name: MSDTC.EXE
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000015409%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000011620%
User CPU: 0.00000037891307%
Total CPU time: 63 ms
Total CPU time /min: 0 ms
Privileged CPU time: 46.88 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
User CPU time: 15.62 ms
User CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 25.36 MB
Peak committed memory: 25.86 MB
Paged memory: 1.98 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.03 MB
Paged system memory: 38.47 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.21 KB
Working set memory: 4.5 MB
Peak working set memory: 4.52 MB
Min working set memory: 4.5 MB
Private memory: 1.98 MB
Page faults: 1,367
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 4
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 224 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total write operations: 21
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 121.25 KB
Write transfer /min: 2 Bytes
Total other operations: 175
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 3.14 KB
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Handle count average: 169
Thread count average: 21

Process details

Runs as (owner): Network Service
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command

Service details


Image hashes

MD5: 2eaa1763a77be385b9a71a843c7f159e
SHA-1: 0bbe07a1ec9b55b2540053bc3d9c9374d3bcf69a
SHA-256: 5df4ab2ad451de7586e03220a048841b8d1016818a1e674e41fdbda43fdebf8b

PE image details

File entropy: 4.14150
File packed: No
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