Disable COM+ MSDTC

Discussion in 'Server Security' started by d, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. d

    d Guest

    Hi there,

    Out of the box installation of Windows 2000 server \W2003 Server, installs
    and enables the following services:

    Distributed Transaction Coordinator

    Distributed Link Tracking Server

    Distributed Link Tracking Client

    COM+ Event System

    I am aware that these services are used for many web services and with SQL
    server. I also suspect these services are used for a multiple of "built in"
    services especially when managing remote servers.

    However I am unable to find a document which states either:

    A. In what cases are these services necessary and in what cases these
    services may be disabled.

    B. Which services depend on MSDTC and COM+

    We are contemplating disabling these services on some servers: Citrix
    servers\ Domain Controllers and similar systems.

    Has anyone found some information over these services or has experimented in
    disabling these services in a production environment?

    P.S. any tips with helping securing disabling these services are welcome,
    especially any information regarding the lost functionality are welcome.


    d, Sep 28, 2004
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    PK Guest


    You find some information on this in the "Windows Server 2003 Security
    Guide" manual from Microsoft

    PK, Oct 14, 2004
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