Hi. I have had an issue trying to get distributed transactions to work in SQL Server 2008 using a linked server. The error message I get is
OLE DB provider "SQLNCLI10" for linked server "pod1" returned message "No transaction is active.".
Msg 7391, Level 16, State 2, Line 3
The operation could not be performed because OLE DB provider "SQLNCLI10" for linked server "pod1" was unable to begin a distributed transaction.
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise 64 bit, SQL Server 2008 Enterprise 64 bit
Problem occurs with multiple different builds of SQL Server 2008 - I have been able to reproduce the problem with 10.0.1600.0, 10.0.1779.0 (CU 2), as well as 10.0.2531 (SP1)
I am aware that other people have had this issue and have reviewed all existing posts. I have verified that the MSDTC is configured correctly on both machines. I have also used DTCTester to verify that DTC is working correctly on all machines in question.
None of the mentioned resolutions has solved this problem for me.
I am not seeing this problem occur on my 32 bit test machines - it is only occurring if at least one of the two machines is 64 bit.
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