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How do I use DTCPing?

Created by: Brendan Bone
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Question

How can I use Microsoft's DTCPing tool to verify that the Distributed Transaction Coordinator is communicating correctly?

 

Answer

DTCPing is run between two machines at a time.  If your environment has more than 2 servers, you will need to perform this process multiple times on different servers to test all the network segments.

Machine A and B:

  1. Download DTCPing from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=2868
  2. Run the DTCPing download and tell it where to Unzip its contents
  3. Start "Dtcping.exe" from the unzipped contents

Machine A:

  1. Enter Machine B's netBIOS name into the "Remote Server Name" field
  2. Click "Ping"
  3. If you receive a message similar to the following, DTCPing was successful in this direction and you may proceed

Machine B:

  1. Enter Machine A's netBIOS name into the "Remote Server Name" field
  2. Click "Ping"
  3. If you receive a message similar to the following, DTCPing was successful on this network sergment

 

Overview

Microsoft's Distributed Transaction Coordinator must be able to successfully communicate between all servers for Summation or eDiscovery to function correctly.

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    Khakole, Rahul Kk

    I completed this test and its successful from both the servers. Can you please let me know next steps.

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    Khakole, Rahul Kk

    IP Configure Information
    Host Name . . . . . . . . . : LGSACCI1P001
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . : 209.182.160.11
    209.182.160.12
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    NetBIOS Scope ID. . . . . . :
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . : no
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . : no
    NetBIOS Resolution Uses DNS : no

    Ethernet adapter {0359A8AC-7D9E-480F-9DB8-7097EC266B41}:

    Description . . . . . . . . : vmxnet3 Ethernet Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . : 00-50-56-AD-EE-F7
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . : no
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . : 10.250.121.29
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . : 10.250.121.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . :
    Primary WINS Server . . . . :
    Secondary WINS Server . . . :
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . : Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 1970
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . : Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 1970

    ++++++++++++lmhosts.sam++++++++++++

    ++++++++++++hosts ++++++++++++

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    DTCping 1.9 Report for LGSACCI1P001
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    RPC server is ready
    remote host name can only be NetBIOS name
    ++++++++++++Validating Remote Computer Name++++++++++++
    09-02, 22:35:58.551-->Start DTC connection test
    Name Resolution:
    LGSACCI1P002-->10.250.121.30-->lgsacci1p002.abc.amerisourcebergen.com
    09-02, 22:35:58.582-->Start RPC test (LGSACCI1P001-->LGSACCI1P002)
    RPC test is successful
    Partner's CID:73968FFB-806A-45D2-BD64-49FA102D03C9
    ++++++++++++RPC test completed+++++++++++++++
    09-02, 22:41:17.239-->RPC server:LGSACCI1P001 received following information:
    Network Name: LGSACCI1P001
    Source Port: 59306
    Partner LOG: LGSACCI1P0028452.log
    Partner CID: 73968FFB-806A-45D2-BD64-49FA102D03C9
    ++++++++++++Start Reverse Bind Test+++++++++++++
    Received Bind call from LGSACCI1P002
    Network Name: LGSACCI1P001
    Source Port: 59306
    Hosting Machine:LGSACCI1P001
    09-02, 22:41:17.490-->Trying to Reverse Bind to LGSACCI1P002...
    Test Guid:73968FFB-806A-45D2-BD64-49FA102D03C9
    Name Resolution:
    LGSACCI1P002-->10.250.121.30-->lgsacci1p002.abc.amerisourcebergen.com
    Reverse Binding success: LGSACCI1P001-->LGSACCI1P002
    ++++++++++++Reverse Bind Test ENDED++++++++++
    09-02, 22:41:17.573-->Called POKE from Partner:LGSACCI1P002
    Network Name: LGSACCI1P001
    Source Port: 59306
    Hosting Machine:LGSACCI1P001
    ++++++++++++Start DTC Binding Test +++++++++++++
    Trying Bind to LGSACCI1P002
    09-02, 22:41:17.636-->LGSACCI1P001 Initiating DTC Binding Test....
    Test Guid:391C7122-F210-4D9D-9470-7EBC442E742A
    Received reverse bind call from LGSACCI1P002
    Network Name: LGSACCI1P001
    Source Port: 59306
    Hosting Machine:LGSACCI1P001
    Binding success: LGSACCI1P001-->LGSACCI1P002
    ++++++++++++DTC Binding Test END+++++++++++++

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