What is the KtmRm for Distributed Transaction Coordinator (KtmRm) service?

An explanation of the KtmRm for Distributed Transaction Coordinator (KtmRm) service in Windows 7.

What does the KtmRm for Distributed Transaction Coordinator (KtmRm) service do?

The KtmRm for Distributed Transaction Coordinator (KtmRm) is responsible for coordinating transactions between the Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC) and the Kernel Transaction Manager (KTM).

KtmRm for Distributed Transaction Coordinator (KtmRm) service details

  • Service name: KtmRm
  • Description: Coordinates transactions between the Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC) and the Kernel Transaction Manager (KTM). If it is not needed, it is recommended that this service remain stopped. If it is needed, both MSDTC and KTM will start this service automatically. If this service is disabled, any MSDTC transaction interacting with a Kernel Resource Manager will fail and any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.
  • Path to executable: C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
  • Startup type: Manual

Does my computer need the KtmRm for Distributed Transaction Coordinator (KtmRm) service?

Your computer doesn’t need the KtmRm service to run.

Should I disable the KtmRm for Distributed Transaction Coordinator (KtmRm) service?

First off, I have to say that it’s best to leave service optimization up to Microsoft. With that said; I would leave the KtmRm service alone.

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One Response to “What is the KtmRm for Distributed Transaction Coordinator (KtmRm) service?”

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  1. Josh says:

    “First off, I have to say that it’s best to leave service optimization up to Microsoft. With that said; I would leave the KtmRm service alone.”

    Certainly that sentiment has changed after the fact that Microsoft is shooting down Windows 10 spyware garbage onto our Windows 7 (and 8) boxes via Windows Update….. I used to trust Microsoft 100% but now its down to single digits, if that. Very sad what they’ve done.

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