Removing IIS Resets DCOM to the Default Permissions

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SYMPTOMS

When you remove Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) from Windows 2000, the default access permissions for Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) programs may change.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because when you remove IIS, the
DefaultAccessPermission
registry value is added to the Windows registry. If the value already exists, any IIS-specific permissions are removed from it, and this is the expected behavior. However, a logic problem in the removal routine causes the value to be added if it does not already exist. This registry value resets the default permissions for DCOM programs, and its unintended addition to the registry can cause unexpected DCOM problems.

RESOLUTION

Service Pack Information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack

Hotfix Information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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   Date         Time      Version        Size     File name
   --------------------------------------------------------
   07-Mar-2003  12:02:22  5.0.2195.6681  433,936  Iis.dll

WORKAROUND

WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

Warning These steps should only be performed if the DefaultAccessPermission value was created by the removal of IIS. If it existed before the removal, do not remove the value because this may cause other problems with DCOM functionality.

To work around this problem, remove the
DefaultAccessPermission
registry value:
  1. Quit all Windows programs.
  2. Click Start, and then click Run.
  3. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
  4. Locate the following key in the registry:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Ole
  5. Click the Ole key.
  6. In the right-side pane, click DefaultAccessPermission.
  7. On the Edit menu, click Delete.
  8. Click Yes when you receive the "Are you sure you want to delete this value?" message.
  9. On the Registry menu, click Exit.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about how to set the access permissions for the distributed version of Component Object Model (COM) programs, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
323287 HOW TO: Set Permissions for Distributed COM Programs in Windows 2000


For additional information about how to obtain a hotfix for Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
265173 The Datacenter Program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Product

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Article ID: 816085 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 2.6
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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