A server error occurred when saving in YSE: Network access for MSDTC disabled

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A server error occurs when saving changes in YourSite Explorer.


When you attempt to save a change in YourSite Explorer, it displays the following error:


For example, this can happen when making a change to a carrier plan.

The following error can be found in the YSE log:

eError 8/11/2010 2:51:06 PM prairieFyre.BusinessObjects.CallAccounting.CarrierPlanCollection : Save
--- Start Exception Stack ---
Csla.DataPortalException: DataPortal.Update failed (Csla.DataPortalException: DataPortal.Update failed (Csla.DataPortalException: DataPortal.Update failed (Csla.DataPortalException: DataPortal.Fetch failed (Network access for Distributed Transaction Manager (MSDTC) has been disabled. Please enable DTC for network access in the security configuration for MSDTC using the Component Services Administrative tool.) ---> Csla.Reflection.CallMethodException: DataPortal_Fetch method call failed ---> System.Transactions.TransactionManagerCommunicationException: Network access for Distributed Transaction Manager (MSDTC) has been disabled. Please enable DTC for network access in the security configuration for MSDTC using the Component Services Administrative tool. ---> System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x8004D024): The transaction manager has disabled its support for remote/network transactions. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8004D024)
at System.Transactions.Oletx.IDtcProxyShimFactory.ReceiveTransaction(UInt32 propgationTokenSize, Byte[] propgationToken, IntPtr managedIdentifier, Guid& transactionIdentifier, OletxTransactionIsolationLevel& isolationLevel, ITransactionShim& transactionShim)
at System.Transactions.TransactionInterop.GetOletxTransactionFromTransmitterPropigationToken(Byte[] propagationToken)
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---

This problem may be more commonly seen on CCM servers using a remote SQL Database.


The Network access for Distributed Transaction Manager (MSDTC) has been disabled on the CCM Server or the remote SQL Server.


In an environment where you cannot disable MSDTC, you can run the attached SQL script to assign the default carrier plan to all media servers.

NOTE: You will need to ensure that SQL Management Studio is installed on the server, and you have permissions to access SQL.

1. Download the attached SetDefaultCarrierPlan.SQL to the Enterprise Server.
2. Double-click the SetDefaultCarrierPlan.sql file and it will open in SQL Management Studio.  Click Execute (sometimes just a red ! ).


Enable network DTC to have access using the steps below.
NOTE: If you are using a remote SQL Server, you MUST perform these steps on the SQL Server as well.

Windows 2003 Server

  1. Click Start=>Control Panel=>Add or Remove Programs.
  2. Click Add/Remove Windows Components.
  3. Select Application Server, and then click Details.
  4. Select Enable network DTC access, and the click OK.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Click Finish.

NOTE: If running Windows 2003 Server SP1, you must perform these additional steps:

  1. Click Start=>Run, type comexp.msc, and then click OK to open Component Services.
  2. Expand Component Services, expand Computers, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  3. On the MSDTC tab, click Security Configuration under Transaction Configuration, click to select the Network DTC Access check box under Security Settings, and then click to select the following check boxes under Transaction Manager Communication:
    • Allow Inbound
    • Allow Outbound
  4. On Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS) clusters, you cannot select Mutual Authentication Required. Therefore, click to select the following check box:
    • No Authentication Required
  5. Make sure that the Logon Account is set to NTAUTHORITY\NetworkService.
  6. Click OK. A message box explains that the MS DTC Service will be stopped and restarted, and that all dependent services will also be stopped and restarted. Click Yes.
  7. Manually restart the Distributed Transaction Coordinator Service. The dialogue may indicate that this happened automatically in step 6, but Windows often fails to restart the service.  In some cases you may need to reboot the server for this change to take effect.

    NOTE: If this is a Majority Node Set (MNS) cluster, do not use the MNS resource as the storage device for MS DTC. MS DTC requires a storage resource such as a physical disk.

Windows 2008 Server

  1. Open Component Services (Start=>Administrative Tools=>Component Services)
  2. Expand Component Services=>Computers=>My Computer=>Distributed Transaction Coordinator
  3. Right-click Local DTC and select Properties
  4. Click the Security tab
  5. Check Network DTC Access
  6. Under the Transaction Manager Communication section, enable the following check boxes:
    • Allow Inbound
    • Allow Outbound
  7. Select No Authentication Required
  8. Make sure that the DTC Logon Account is set to NTAUTHORITY\NetworkService
  9. Click OK

NOTE: You may need to reboot the server for these changes to take effect.


CCM version 5.4 or higher

Keywords: msdtc mstdc distributed transaction manager carrier plan

Posted Monday, August 16, 2010 by ademski