Microsoft KB Archive/171137

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Need to Remove MS Transaction Server After Remove IIS 4.0

Article ID: 171137

Article Last Modified on 6/23/2005


  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 4.0

This article was previously published under Q171137

We strongly recommend that all users upgrade to Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) version 6.0 running on Microsoft Windows Server 2003. IIS 6.0 significantly increases Web infrastructure security. For more information about IIS security-related topics, visit the following Microsoft Web site:


When you remove Internet Information Server (IIS) from a computer, it may be necessary to remove Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS).


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Steps to remove Microsoft Transaction Server:

  1. Ensure that no MTS server processes are running when you remove MTS by typing MTXSTOP at a command prompt.
  2. Make sure that MSDTC is not running by running the following at a command prompt:

          net stop msdtc
  3. Delete your entire MTX directory, and remove it from the Recycle Bin.
  4. Delete the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Transaction Server key.
  5. Delete the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ Setup\OC Manager\Subcomponents\MTS* key.
  6. Delete the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MMC\SnapIns\MTS key.
  7. Go to the Control Panel, System, Environment, and remove :\mtx from the System Variables path.

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