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: Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.DataCacheException: ErrorCode<ERRCA0017>:SubStatus<ES0006>:There is a temporary failure. Please retry later. Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.DataCacheException: ErrorCode<ERRCA0018>:SubStatus<ES0001>:The request timed out. Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.DataCacheException: ErrorCode<ERRCA0016>:SubStatus<ES0001>:The connection was terminated. To resolve or alleviate these issues, you can try the following solutions/workarounds: 1. ErrorCode<ERRCA0017>:SubStatus<ES0006>:There is a temporary failure. Please retry later. Install…


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 as it works. It is true in most of cases. However sometimes you want to know what authentication protocol is being used because you are concerned with the performance difference between Kerberos and NTLM or a large…


The DTC service cannot start

If you cannot get the DTC service to start and see the following error whenever you try starting it, check the registry value HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSDTC\SysprepInProgress. The Distributed Transaction Coordinator service on Local Computer started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other services. If the value is 1, change…

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