Installing Exchange 2003 on a single node cluster

I’m currently working on my next MCP which is titled “Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange 2003” Exam 70-284 and was having a bit of a problem Installing Exchange 2003 on a single node cluster. I’ve set the cluster up fine, but but every time I try to start the “Distributed Transaction Coordinator” I get the following error message in the Application Log. Seemingly there is a problem with Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 installed and a stand alone cluster, you can read all about the fix here

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[code lang=”Smarty”]Event Type: Error
Event Source: MSDTC
Event Category: Cluster
Event ID: 4394
Date: 03/04/2006
Time: 15:50:16
User: N/A
Computer: SERVER01
Description:
MS DTC’s log information has not been configured correctly in the shared cluster registry. Error Specifics: d:\nt\com\complus\dtc\shared\mtxclu\mtxclusetuphelper.cpp:557,
Pid: 2220, CmdLine: C:\WINDOWS\system32\msdtc.exe For more information, see Help and Support Center at Data:
0000: 05 40 00 80 .@.
[/code]Because its a Hotfix and not fully tested, you need to phone Microsoft Support and ask them to provide the fix (they may also charge you for it). Thankfully I did a little searching and managed to download it from here. If I was installing it on a important machine then I would probably phone them, bit since it’s only going to be installed on a test machine then it’s not a problem.

. If I was installing it on a important machine then I would probably phone them, bit since it’s only going to be installed on a test machine then it’s not a problem.. If I was installing it on a important machine then I would probably phone them, bit since it’s only going to be installed on a test machine then it’s not a problem.

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