Operating System Resources Required by WCF

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) depends on several resources that are provided by the operating system to function. The following table lists those resources.

Resource Description

Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC)

Required to support OleTx transactions.

Message Queuing (MSMQ)

Required to support reliable messaging.

Internet Information Services (IIS)

Required if you want to use IIS to host your application.

Windows Process Activation Service (WAS)

Required if you want to use WAS to host your application.

See Also


WCF System Requirements