Distributed Services Support Team

The official blog of the engineers supporting distributed technologies

Solutions, workarounds and suggestions for common AppFabric 1.1 errors

AppFabric 1.1 can throw random DataCacheException under load. The three most common errors are:...

Author: davidqiu Date: 03/09/2015

AppFabric 1.1 Authentication Security Protocol: Kerberos or NTLM

You may ask the question why I care about what authentication protocol is used in AppFabric as long...

Author: davidqiu Date: 03/08/2015

The DTC service cannot start

If you cannot get the DTC service to start and see the following error whenever you try starting it,...

Author: davidqiu Date: 03/08/2015

Hosting Workflow Services in Azure under multiple Service Instances

I ran into an interesting issue with Workflow services hosted in Azure. When I had enabled more than...

Author: Amy McElhaney Date: 12/16/2014

Common AppFabric 1.1 Installation Errors with and without SharePoint

There can be multiple reasons for installation errors when installing AppFabric either with...

Author: Amy McElhaney Date: 12/16/2014

AppFabric 1.1 error in SharePoint Server 2013 installation

SYMPTOMS While installing the SharePoint Server 2013 prerequisites, you see the following error in...

Author: davidqiu Date: 11/01/2014

Configure firewall exceptions for Windows Server AppFabric Cache

This MSDN article documents how to set the Windows firewall exceptions for AppFabric Caching Service...

Author: davidqiu Date: 03/19/2014

How to Update Windows Server AppFabric 1.1 with Cumulative Update Packages

Microsoft releases cumulative update (CU) packages for AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server. Each...

Author: davidqiu Date: 02/26/2014

System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the registry key 'Global' is denied

Your AppFabroc client application may throw the following exception after you install a cumulative...

Author: davidqiu Date: 02/21/2014

COM Server Cleanup : Now You Can Opt for a Fast Rundown

Have you ever encountered a scenario where you have a COM server that you just want to get cleaned...

Author: broder Date: 12/16/2013

Claims Aware MVC4 App using WIF Identity and Access tool in .Net 4.5 Part II

How to enable claims aware Login and Logoff on demand in MVC4 App using WIF? In this part, we are...

Author: Napegadie Kone - MSFT Date: 10/09/2013

Windows Server AppFabric Memory Consumption Behavior

The behavior of Windows Server AppFabric 1.1 memory consumption is puzzling to many people. You may...

Author: davidqiu Date: 10/02/2013

Claims Aware MVC4 App using WIF Identity and Access tool in .Net 4.5 Part I

In this blog, we focus on how to enable MVC4 Application to support claims aware authentication in...

Author: Napegadie Kone - MSFT Date: 10/01/2013

Create claims aware Wcf Service using WIF on Framework 4.0

I was looking for a step by step document to create a claims aware WCF application with WIF. The...

Author: Napegadie Kone - MSFT Date: 05/13/2013

You may run into the following issues if you do not use the DataCacheFactory object in an...

Author: davidqiu Date: 11/15/2012

AppFabric 1.1 Configuration Wizard shows persistence and monitoring databases as 'not configured'

AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server has released two cumulative update packages (KB2671763 and...

Author: davidqiu Date: 10/29/2012

If you have developed a .NET 3.5 or .NET 4.0 claims aware web application using Windows Identity...

Author: Todd Foust Date: 10/29/2012

AuthenticationException in AppFabric 1.1 Caching for Windows Server

There is a known limitation in Windows Server AppFabric 1.0 Caching security. That is, when the...

Author: davidqiu Date: 10/28/2012

Web Service Enhancements (WSE) Supported Environments

Web Services Enhancements for Microsoft .NET (WSE) is an add-on to Microsoft Visual Studio .NET and...

Author: Todd Foust Date: 10/25/2012

How to install the WIF 1.0 runtime on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) 1.0 is a separate package that you can download from the Microsoft...

Author: Todd Foust Date: 10/11/2012

How to get the WS-AT Transactions Tab in DCOMCNFG ?

If you worked with Distributed Transactions, you may already be aware that they are configured in...

Author: PuneetG Date: 10/05/2012

WIF: Tips on Adding a Service Reference to a Claims Aware WCF Service

Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) allows you to federate your web applications and WCF services to...

Author: Todd Foust Date: 08/31/2012

How to configure the MSDTC service to listen on a specific RPC server port

Starting in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 you can now configure the Microsoft Distributed...

Author: Todd Foust Date: 01/16/2012

Oracle Transactions Support with MS DTC

Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MS DTC) can be used to manage Oracle transactions in...

Author: davidqiu Date: 11/28/2011

Troubleshooting MSDTC Communication Checklist

Throughout this document you may refer to this diagram to help you see how the each step relates to...

Author: Anthony Devere Date: 11/22/2011

WAS hosted WCF service stops processing MSMQ messages

IIS 7.0 introduces WAS (Windows Process Activation Service) hosting architecture to support non-HTTP...

Author: davidqiu Date: 11/11/2011

Enabling compression in IIS for an IIS hosted WCF service results in error

SCENARIO=========We have two WCF services hosted in an IIS virtual directory. One acts as a...

Author: Imtiaz Hussain Date: 10/07/2011

WCF-Java interop failure due to certificate string mismatch

Here we describe an interoperability issue with a WCF client consuming a Java web service and using...

Author: Abhuday Date: 05/09/2011

WCF security interop scenarios

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/webservicesinterop.aspx has the following case studies...

Author: Imtiaz Hussain Date: 03/07/2011

Finding out the Thread which is actually handling the WCF request for the HttpContext

In the recent past, the PSSCOR2 debugger extension was made public. This debugger extension contains...

Author: PuneetG Date: 01/11/2011

"The Update does not apply to your system" error when installing a .net framework hotfix

Resolution: You may receive this error if you do not have the required prerequisites installed....

Author: Imtiaz Hussain Date: 11/05/2010

EventId 4196 - Troubleshooting Crashes in COM+ Applications

Typically we expect that a piece of code that works once should work ALWAYS but this is not as...

Author: PuneetG Date: 07/03/2010

W2K8 COM+ Catalog Backup & Restore

In very rare conditions in the past, it may have been necessary to take steps to rebuild the COM+...

Author: jlaborde1 Date: 06/17/2010

WCF Interoperability Guidelines – 1 : Reference Style of a Primary Signing Token inside a response

Making things work with a disparate entity is always a difficult task to accomplish. Things are no...

Author: dhruba Date: 06/14/2010

SSL Offloader Using WCF 4.0 Routing Service

WCF Routing Service is a new feature introduced with WCF 4.0. While this article is not about...

Author: dhruba Date: 06/01/2010

WCF and Intermediate Devices

Using an intermediate device with a WCF client/service application can pose a few issues, we will...

Author: Imtiaz Hussain Date: 05/13/2010

Issue with Incoming Caller Authentication for MS DTC on Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 Cluster

Issue: When you run an application that tries to connect to the SQL cluster on Windows 2008 or R2...

Author: davidqiu Date: 05/04/2010

IIS intrinsic properties are disabled by default on Windows 2008 and later versions

If you migrate your ASP and COM+ application from Windows 2003 to Windows 2008 you may find that...

Author: davidqiu Date: 04/28/2010

How to debug WCF service hang due to ServiceThrottle.

One of the reasons why a WCF service may not be responding to requests (in other words hang) might...

Author: Imtiaz Hussain Date: 03/31/2010

Import of Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MS DTC) transaction failed: 0x8004d00e(XACT_E_NOTRANSACTION)

You may run into an issue when running JDBC XA transactions against SQL Server 2008 on Windows...

Author: davidqiu Date: 03/25/2010

WCF Service using wsHttpBinding hangs after 10 concurrent requests

Scenario: WCF service hosted in IIS uses default wsHttpBinding.Clients call WCF service and do not...

Author: Imtiaz Hussain Date: 03/23/2010

Increasing DTC log file size

Recently we were looking at changing Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC)’s log file size and...

Author: Sudha Thota Date: 03/18/2010

COM+ catalog file permissions

On my Windows 2008 server, I noticed that whenever I tried to navigate through COM+ explorer, the...

Author: Sudha Thota Date: 03/09/2010

List of UUIDs for MSDTC service to filter traffic on the firewall.

MSDTC communication over the network depends upon RPC. RPC functionality through a firewall requires...

Author: Ajit Yadav Date: 02/04/2010

WCF Client Code Generation - Issue with "Reuse types from referenced assemblies" option in Add Service Reference

I believe, there are some questions around "Resuse types from referenced assemblies" option under...

Author: Zafar Mohammed - MSFT Date: 02/04/2010

Communication between child and parent workflows

Recently, I had the opportunity to work with one of the application developers who was trying to...

Author: Zafar Mohammed - MSFT Date: 02/03/2010

Workflow versioning issues with eventing (External Data Exchange) and tracking services

Last Summer, I came across an interesting problem on wrokflow versioning. It included versioning for...

Author: Zafar Mohammed - MSFT Date: 02/03/2010

Manipulate a WCF request / response using a custom encoder

Message Encoders are an interesting component within WCF channel stack. It’s primary job is to...

Author: dhruba Date: 01/06/2010

Change the way you define your identity with .NET 3.5 SP1

A service’s endpoint identity is an important entity in an authentication process. Any WCF developer...

Author: dhruba Date: 12/24/2009

Issued Tokens Renewal : Get your token expiration time set correctly by STS

Working with issued token is always fun. The whole possibility of making 3 components (client, RP...

Author: dhruba Date: 12/11/2009

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