I set up a CMS on AWS environment and after that I created the publication, target groups, schema, components, pages, CT, PT etc. But after creating the first publication I am not able to create any more publications and getting the below error

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  • Can you elaborate on the setup, like is the database on the same server etc.? Commented Apr 7, 2014 at 8:42
  • Already disabled the firewall on database server, as the same error I initially got when I setup the CMS and that time I was not able to create anything in CMS but after disabling the firewall I was able to create everything. But now getting the same error while creating the publication.
    – Nash
    Commented Apr 7, 2014 at 8:44
  • @Bart: CMS and database are on different servers
    – Nash
    Commented Apr 7, 2014 at 8:45
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    If you run DTCPing (microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=2868) on both the Content Manager and Database servers is the connection successfully established?
    – RjE
    Commented Apr 7, 2014 at 9:12
  • also, please check the event viewer for additional errors on CM Server. it could be related to timeouts as well. Errors in GUI could be misleading sometimes. Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 18:24

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Check the microsoft blog related to MSDTC and apply on both of your servers (CM server and DB server)

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    can you add the link to which blog you are actually referring? When I Google for "the microsoft blog related to MSDTC" I can't really find it easily, so your answer might be correct, but as it is, it is not really helpful. Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 16:00

i had similar issue while installing 2011 sp1,(not AWS), following helped me to resolve the issue


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