ProMail and MSDTC

This is a post stub; I’m capturing links at the moment and will flesh this out as I go.

For starters, I’m in a mixed-OS environment; Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 Servers. DTC through the Win2kSP1 Windows Firewall is fairly simple; allow MSDTC.EXE, and off you go.

However, when attempting to access a MSSQL Server on a Windows 2000 box, you must configure MSDTC to use dynamic ports, as the firewall option isn’t available. More on this later.

How to Troubleshoot MS DTC Firewall Issues:;EN-US;306843

Configuring Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC) to Work Through a Firewall:

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