MSDTC is short for the Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator. It is a Windows Sevice that SQL Server and other applications rely on when a transaction spans across multiple machines.

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The call to LOADLIBRARY for the XA resource manager DLL failed (PostgreSQL & SQL Server)

I am attempting to setup a Linked Server from MS SQL Server 2012 to PostgreSQL 9.3 via Linked Servers & ODBC driver from PostgreSQL. Everything works, until a given query invokes MSDTC, at which ...
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Suggestion for SQL distributed transactions via MSDTC

Currently we do not use MSDTC in our company. Our developers would like to start using MSDTC for Distributed Transactions within their applications. Questions: Is it okay to use MSDTC for SQL ...
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What changes to Oracle installation are needed to work with Microsoft MSDTC

We have windows 2008 and 2003 servers that use COM PLUS-MSDTC and distributed transactions with 11g(11.2.0.3) running on SunOS and SPARC hardware. The oracle server was installed years ago by a DBA ...
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OLE DB provider “MSDASQL” for linked server “[name]” was unable to begin a distributed transaction

I have a linked server setup from SQL Server Ent 2012 to PostgreSQL 9.3 and a stored procedure pulling 3 filtered tables from it and storing each in a temporary table. There is a final query at the ...
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Always On to separate Reads/Writes — safely doable with MSDTC cooked into app?

We are currently running SQL 2014 Enterprise Edition in AWS (EC2 instances, not RDS). We have a pressing need to separate out READS and WRITES, so that report queries don’t impact other processes. ...
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SQL Server: Importing snapshot of tables from linked server

I need to import 2 tables from a linked SQL server. So far, the following code has been successful: SELECT * INTO MyTable1 FROM MyLinkedServer.MyDb.dbo.MyTable1; SELECT * INTO MyTable2 FROM ...