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What is msdtc.exe?

Part of Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator 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 called 'MSDTC' (Coordinador de transacciones distribuidas de Microsoft). 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 SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Coordinador de transacciones distribuidas de Microsoft runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


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.
0.00761% CPU76116.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.97 MB RAM13.8%
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.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     9 context switches/sec9.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: msdtc.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator
Description: MS DTC console program
Version: 2001.12.4414.700
Product version:
Size: 6 KB
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0304466138%
Privileged CPU: 0.0228349603%
User CPU: 0.00761165344142%
Privileged CPU time: 375 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
Context switches /sec: 9
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 36.09 MB
Peak committed memory: 36.4 MB
Paged memory: 2.97 MB
Peak paged memory: 3 MB
Paged system memory: 34.51 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.09 KB
Working set memory: 3.71 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.7 MB
Min working set memory: 3.71 MB
Private memory: 2.97 MB
Page faults: 1,895
Page faults /min: 5
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 6
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 41.7 KB
Read transfer /min: 112 Bytes
Total write operations: 206
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 1.32 MB
Write transfer /min: 3.53 KB
Total other operations: 1,171
Other operations /min: 3
Total other transfer: 122.41 KB
Other Transfer /min: 328 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
Handle count average: 168
Thread count average: 14

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command

Service details

Name: Coordinador de transacciones distribuidas de Microsoft
Service name: MSDTC
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Coordina las transacciones que se extienden a varios administradores de recursos, como bases de datos, colas de mensajes y sistemas de archivos. Si se detiene este servicio, estas transacciones no se producirán. Si se deshabilita el servicio, no se podrá iniciar ningún servicio que dependa específicamente de él.”

Image hashes

MD5: a54c5eecc7d3424824410bae0aa6c371
SHA-1: 8b4945e8db211ed9354dd53593517e7ef97b97cf

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 4.06304
File packed: No
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