DCOM Error

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by vacantmind, Apr 24, 2004.

  1. vacantmind

    vacantmind OSNN Junior Addict

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    So I chose here because it's pretty much about windows. I'm going to copy and paste what I posted at another site.

    DCOM got error "The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it. " attempting to start the service StiSvc with arguments "" in order to run the server:
    {A1F4E726-8CF1-11D1-BF92-0060081ED811}

    Type: Error
    Source: DCOM
    EventID: 10005

    I get that A LOT. The majority of my errors are from this and I want to know what it is and how to fix it. I looked ALL over hte place, microsoft seemed to think it had something to do with IIS but I don't have that installed. I tried translated sites from google, russian to english, and all I got out of it was that I think he did a windows restore.

    I have all my patches right now, Windows XP SP1. I'm not running too many applications, just AIM and Opera pretty much, I have my antivirus (AVG) disabled right now and my firewall (kerio).

    Even as I type this more errors have popped up on the event viewer.

    Someone pleaseee help
     
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Go to start...run... services.msc

    Is the DCOM service in there disabled?
    I have mine set at automatic, which is how is comes basically.
     
  3. vacantmind

    vacantmind OSNN Junior Addict

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    what exactly is the dcom service name?
     
  4. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I see DCOM Server Process Launcher
     
  5. vacantmind

    vacantmind OSNN Junior Addict

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    Weird.. I only got 4 things that begin with D..

    DHCP client..
    Distributed Link Tracking CLient
    Distributed Transaction Coordinator
    DNS client
     
  6. vacantmind

    vacantmind OSNN Junior Addict

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    Anyone else have any ideas?
     
  7. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Try manually running:

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
     
  8. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Dont worry about DCOM errors, they are benign and DCOM is a security threat which should be disabled.

    The service you are looking for is COM+, which should be disabled. Take a looksee here http://grc.com/dcom/
     
  9. vacantmind

    vacantmind OSNN Junior Addict

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    COM+ System Application is on manual

    and

    COM+ Event System is on automatic
     
  10. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    disable them both, dont worry about the event viewer errors, it isn't hurting anything. DCOM is BAD.
     
  11. vacantmind

    vacantmind OSNN Junior Addict

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    alright i did, i'll try a restart later to see if it messes anything up and if it fixes my problem. thanks