Distributed Transactions Under Application Server in Windows Server 2012


In today's article you will learn about Distributed Transactions under Application Server in Windows Server 2012.

When we install the Application Server it provides us an option for installing the Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC) along with it. If we install the DTC along with Application Server then it automatically configures the DTC to allow Network Transactions. A Firewall is also created by the Application Server that allows the Network traffic to pass to and from the DTC.

Step 1

First of all login to your Windows server 2012 as Administrator, when your sign in is completed Server Manager will be opened automatically, if it doesn't open then you must open it manually.


Now in the Server Manager click on the Manage Button to open the "Add Roles and Features" to add the new feature.


Step 2

Now a new window will be opened in which a few instructions would be given, click on "Next".


Step 3

Now you will be prompted for "Installation type" from which you must select the first option and then click on "Next".


Step 4

Now you must select the server from the Server Pool, since I had only one server in the Server Pool my server is selected by default.


After selecting the Server click on "Next".

Step 5

Now a List of Rolls will appear in front of you, in this list you will find an option named "Application Server". Check this option and then click on "Next".


Now a list of Features will be available for selection, you can select any feature you want to install and then click on "Next" or simply click on "Next" without selecting any Feature.


Step 6

The next page will show information about the Application Server. After reading this information click on the "Next" Button.


Now Role Services associated with the Application Server are ready to be checked. Here click on "Distributed Transaction" and check all the available parts under it.


After that click on "Next".

Step 7

On the Next Page you meed to provide the Server Authentication Certificate for SSL Encryption. You can provide the already existing Certificate as I had provided, otherwise two more options are available, in the second option you can create a Self Signed Certificate or you can provide the Certificate Later. After selecting the certificate click on "Next".


The last page is the confirmation page on which you need to click on the "Install" button to start the installation.