FIX: Internal Error During Recovery

ID: Q156685

The information in this article applies to:


You may receive an internal error when the Distributed Transaction Coordinator recovers after a failure.


When a superior Transaction Manager attempts to notify a subordinate Transaction Manager of a commit decision, it enters the NOTIFYING COMMITTED state. If the connection between the Transaction Managers is broken before sending the COMMITREQ message, the superior Transaction Manager does not properly catch the down event so that it can log the failure to deliver the commit message. This may leave the Distributed Transaction Coordinator in an inconsistent state when it recovers from a failure.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Transaction Server version 1.0. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Transaction Server version 1.1. For information on obtaining version 1.1, please see the following article the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

   ARTICLE-ID: Q168031
   TITLE     : How to Obtain Microsoft Transaction Server Version 1.1
Keywords          : kbusage kbbug1.00 kbfix1.10 TSrvGen 
Version           : 1.0
Platform          : WINDOWS
Issue type        : kbbug
Solution Type     : kbfix

Last Reviewed: October 30, 1997