SharePoint DCOM Error on Windows Server 2008 R2

I’ve been experiencing a confusing error message on one of our servers recently which seems to be occurring every minute or so. It took me a while to track down the solution so I just wanted to share it in the hope that it may help others. The error itself is:

“The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID
{61738644-F196-11D0-9953-00C04FD919C1}
and APPID
{61738644-F196-11D0-9953-00C04FD919C1}

to the user xxxx SID (S-1-5-21-2253663647-1569451007-2477840854-1675) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.”

where xxxx is the username which I have blanked out for obvious reasons. I found a solution to this however the options were blanked out – a comment revealed a link to aid this solution, the entirety of which I shall detail below:

  1. Open Registry Editor (Start -> Run -> regedit -> OK)
  2. Open the search box (Ctrl F)
  3. Copy and paste the key reporting the error, in our case: 61738644-F196-11D0-9953-00C04FD919C1
  4. Right click the key and select Permissions
  5. Click Advanced
  6. Select the Owner tab
  7. Change ownership to the Administrators group (ensuring that you are logged in as an administrator that is part of this group)
  8. Select the Permissions tab
  9. Give the Administrators group full control
  10. Click OK
  11. Click OK
  12. Open Component Services (Start -> Administrative Tools -> Component Services)
  13. Expand Component Services
  14. Expand Computers
  15. Expand My Computer
  16. Expand DCOM Config
  17. Scroll down to IIS WAMREG admin service and right click on it
  18. Select Properties
  19. Select the Security tab
  20. Check the Customize radio button *under “Launch and Activation”) and then select Edit
  21. Add in your service account (preferably an account dedicated to SQL Server for SharePoint) and give it the appropriate permissions (probably Local Launch and Local Activation, but possibly also Remote Launch and Remote Activation if these alone do not work)
  22. Restart IIS

I found these solutions at http://www.wictorwilen.se/Post/Fix-the-SharePoint-DCOM-10016-error-on-Windows-Server-2008-R2.aspx and http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/tfsadmin/thread/883b5f1c-1718-4b9a-a6c8-bf32c5d4d6d2/ so thanks to those for providing them. Hopefully my post can get the message out further.

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Stephen Pickett is a programmer, IT strategist, project manager, RightNow and telephony expert, information security specialist, all-round geek. He is currently Professional Services Director at Connect Assist, a social business that helps charities and public services improve quality, efficiency and customer engagement through the provision of helpline services and CRM systems.

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3 thoughts on “SharePoint DCOM Error on Windows Server 2008 R2

  1. Note that I also recently had this issue for a different ID ({000C101C-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}) that reported it was with the machine and not the profile. The error was:

    The machine-default permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID
    {000C101C-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}
    to the user NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE SID (S-1-5-20) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

    I was able to resolve this following the same method.

  2. I have the same problem with {000C101C-0000-0000-C000-000000000046} key. I tried to change the permission of this key but get access denied. The server is Windows 2012 R2. I tried to boot to safe mode but still can not change the key. Do you have any idea?

  3. Hi Kevin,

    Unfortunately I haven’t yet had the chance to use Windows 2012 R2 – hopefully another reader will have some information on this for you. If you do find the solution it would be really nice if you are able to share here for anyone else who experiences it.

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