Sign up ×
Database Administrators Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for database professionals who wish to improve their database skills and learn from others in the community. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I am making a 2 node SQL Server 2012 Fail Over Cluster, do I need to install MSDTC also?
If yes then can both be installed on single shared disk?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 3 down vote accepted

MSDTC is not required for a SQL Server 2012 fail over cluster. However, if you plan to use Linked Servers, then you will need to create a clustered MSDTC resource. The good news is that can be setup after the cluster is already built and after SQL Server has been installed.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.