Microsoft KB Archive/254701

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Article ID: 254701

Article Last Modified on 2/21/2002


  • Microsoft COM+ 1.0

This article was previously published under Q254701


When you use the Component Services Snap-in to stop Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MS DTC), you may receive the following error message:

Service Control Error
Unable to stop the MSDTC service on the target computer. Error Code was "8007041B".

More information about the error is located in the Winerror.h file:

Error Number : 8007041B or -2147023845
Error Message : A stop control has been sent to a service that other running services are dependent on.


When a service has dependent services, you must stop the dependent services before you stop the main service. Because MS DTC has dependent services (typically MSMQ), the above-mentioned error occurs when you do not stop the dependent service before you stop MS DTC.


Because Administrative Tools automatically stops all dependent services before it stops the main service, you can stop MS DTC from Administrative Tools to work around this problem:

  1. On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Services.
  2. Right-click Distributed Transaction Coordinator, and then click Stop.


Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. Make sure that MS DTC has a dependent service.
  2. On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Component Services.
  3. Click to expand the Component Services, Computers, and My Computer nodes.
  4. Right-click My Computer, and then click Stop MS DTC.

Additional query words: COM+ MMC Distributed Transaction Coordinator 8007041B -2147023845

Keywords: kbsysadmin kbdtc kbprb KB254701