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MSDTC is disabled by default (windows 2003 - onwards) and I want to have it enabled for an application I'm developing that requires distributed transactions.

I don't believe there are any security issues with enabling it, but does SF know of any security issues with enabling the DTC?



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I don't know of any security issues with enabling MS DTC. If you require distributed transactions, then you'll need MS DTC, no way around it even if there were.

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Agreed. You can leave it disabled if you don't need it (the less services the better), but there are no reasons to fear it. – Massimo Sep 1 '09 at 23:34
I've used it successfully for many years. Just make sure you are inside a firewall. – AJ. Sep 2 '09 at 0:03

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