How to Reinstall MSDTC

When accessing component services, if you receive an error related to MSDTC.


Click “Start”, then “Run”, then enter “Services.msc”, then press “Enter”.

Navigate to the “Startup” column, then change the following services to “Manual”


COM+ Event System

Computer Browser

Distributed Link Tracking Client

DNS Client

Event Log

IPSEC Services

Logical Disk Manager


Net Logon

NT LM Security Support Provider

Network Connections

Plug and Play

Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator

Removable Storage

Security Accounts Manager


System Event Notification

Task Scheduler


Windows Management Instrumentation

Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extensions

Windows Time


Restart your computer.

Click “Start”, then “Run”, then enter “%WINDIR%\System32\msdtc.exe -uninstall”

Click “Start”, then “Run” the enter “Regedit”

Delete the following registry keys:






Click “Start”, then “Run”, then enter “%WINDIR%\System32\msdtc.exe -install”, then allow for MS DTC to install.

Open regedit again, expand “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

Enter the following registry key: “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSDTC\XADLL”, then close regedit.

Click “Start”, then “Run”, then enter “regsvr32 mtxoci.dll “, then click “OK”, then restart your computer.

Click “Start”, then “Run”, then enter “WINDIR%\System32\msdtc.exe -resetlog” to complete the operation.

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