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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 called 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSDTC' (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 stable is MS DTCconsole program?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is msdtc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00000% CPU49.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.41 MB RAM20.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
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?

MS DTCconsole program Stability

msdtc.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Handlingen blev afbrudt (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Handlingen blev afbrudt (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Handlingen blev afbrudt (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Server 2008 Standard (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)

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File details

File name: msdtc.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: MS DTCconsole program
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 2001.12.6930.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Product version: 6.0.6000.16386
Size: 104 KB
Original file name: MSDTC.EXE.MUI
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000101958%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000052669%
User CPU: 0.00000492888983%
Total CPU time: 936 ms
Total CPU time /min: 0 ms
Privileged CPU time: 483.6 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
User CPU time: 452.4 ms
User CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 83.41 MB
Peak committed memory: 84.41 MB
Paged memory: 4.41 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.48 MB
Paged system memory: 111.14 KB
Non-paged system memory: 15.09 KB
Working set memory: 552 KB
Peak working set memory: 9.09 MB
Min working set memory: 528 KB
Private memory: 4.41 MB
Page faults: 2,510
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 11,466
Total read transfer: 671.83 KB
Total write operations: 11,467
Total write transfer: 332.85 KB
Total other operations: 430
Total other transfer: 15.77 KB
Handle count average: 189
Thread count average: 11

Process details

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

Service details


Image hashes

MD5: 7ec02ce772f068ed0beafa3da341a9bc
SHA-1: 6ed071cdd1f47331a1c656001cb3705fd80cf7e2
SHA-256: 3b5b4ea0bf1d1e57f4df74a569304a5ee41821f5e2f352760b8c9ca82c6d8292

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 5.91266
File packed: No
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