Unable to view or change the properties (Tracing, Logging or Security settings) in Component Services for a clustered instance of MSDTC which resides in a SQL Server cluster resource group

The issue normally only occurs when MSDTC is using the same cluster virtual name as SQL. The point of failure seems to be API call to “RegConnectRegistryEx” with the SQL network name. When this specific issue occurs, the call returns HR “0x80070035” (ERROR_BAD_NETPATH). This is specifically network path not found.   The simplest way to…

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