Terminal Server Cannot Start 16-bit DCOM Server When the Process Is Started from the TSE Client

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SYMPTOMS
When using the Terminal Server Edition (TSE) client to connect to a Microsoft Terminal Server computer and the user runs a DCOM application written in 16-bit code, the following error may be reported:
Unable to start a DCOM Server: {A8D47DF01-6F43-11D2-8DF0-00805FC7199F}.
When C:\APPS\Test.exe -Embedding is run, the following error message occurs:
Unable to perform a security operation on an object which has no associated security.
This behavior will only manifest itself when the 16 bit application from the TSE remote client if the application is launched locally on the Terminal Server then the 16-bit application behaves normally.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.
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Article ID: 217010 - Last Review: 10/14/2013 19:33:13 - Revision: 2.2

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