Monday, April 14, 2008

MSDTC Could Not Correctly Process a DC Promotion/Demotion event. EVENT ID 53258

Installing a fresh windows 2003 R2 install onto a new esx server and then creating a new forest from scratch yielded this error.
I created a brand new domain from scratch and got this error off the bat so i thought it was worth fixing before it got any worse.

Error Message:

Source MSDTC
MS DTC could not correctly process a DC Promotion/Demotion event. MS DTC will continue to function and will use the existing security settings.

One of the Many responses helped me out here.

1. Click Start -> Administrative Tools -> Component Services.
2. Click the “+” next to Component services to expand it.
3. Right click “My Computer” in the right window pane and select Properties.
4. Click the MS DTC Tab.
5. Click the “Security Configuration” button, a dialog box appears. Click “OK”.
6. Click “OK” on the “My Computer Properties” box; this will take you back to the console.
7. Right click “My Computer” and select “Stop MS DTC” (this stops the MSDTC service.
8. Again, right click “My Computer” and select “Start MS DTC”.
By following the above steps, it appears that this sets the MS DTC defaults resolving the error messages. Check the event log to verify that the problem is gone. You might also want to restart the server to verify this. 

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