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Issues when reusing Virtual Server or VMWare baseline images

Read the event log entry below and you will know what types of issues you can run into if you do not use supported cloning tools such as sysprep or newsid.  I got this error in a scenario where a standalone (non-domain member) BizTalk server was using the SQL adapter to push data to another standalone (non-domain member) SQL Server machine.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: MSDTC
Event Category: CM
Event ID: 4101
Date:  6/1/2007
Time:  10:47:59 AM
User:  N/A
The local MS DTC detected that the MS DTC on <COMPUTER NAME> has the same unique identity as the local MS DTC. This means that the two MS DTC will not be able to communicate with each other. This problem typically occurs if one of the systems were cloned using unsupported cloning tools. MS DTC requires that the systems be cloned using supported cloning tools such as SYSPREP. Running 'msdtc -uninstall' and then 'msdtc -install' from the command prompt will fix the problem. Note: Running 'msdtc -uninstall' will result in the system losing all MS DTC configuration information.

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June 1, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

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