FIX: The DCOM server settings revert to the default settings when you remove all users from the "Launch and Activation Permissions" area in the Component Services (DCOMCONFG) tool on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003

Support for Windows Server 2003 ended on July 14, 2015

Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

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Symptoms
On a computer that is running Microsoft Windows Server 2003, you remove all users from the Launch and Activation Permissions area in the Component Services (DCOMCONFG) tool. When you do this, the DCOM server settings revert from the customized settings to the default settings.

Note This problem only occurs on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003. This problem does not occur on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows 2000.
Resolution

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

Hotfix rollup package information

This problem is fixed in Windows Server 2003 Post-Service Pack 1 COM+ 1.5 Hotfix Rollup Package 7. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
910730 Availability of Windows Server 2003 Post-Service Pack 1 COM+ 1.5 Hotfix Rollup Package 7
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2.
More information
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
For more information about Component Object Model (COM) technologies, visit the following Microsoft Web site: For more information about how to enable COM security by using the DCOMCNFG tool, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
DCOM
Properties

Article ID: 906677 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 01:41:30 - Revision: 3.0

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
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