Friday, July 16, 2010

SBS 2008 DCOM 10006 Errors

One of the factory installed errors that a number of SBS 2008 deployments are reporting each day is the following:

 This error occurs because DCOM hasn't been configured properly/completely on all of the computers in question (ie the SBS 2008 box and the machine(s) that you're seeing this error reported from).  The following commands, entered in an elevated "cmd" window on all computers (including the SBS 2008 box) will address the issue by enabling DCOM communication between the computers:

netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="remote administration" new enable=yes

Now, DCOM (Distributed Component Object Model) is Microsoft's method of communicating between various software components on machines on the network.  So what we're doing with the above command is to enable the pre-defined "Remote Administration" group on each computer to be able to communicate outside itself and to the other computers on the network.


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, that did not work for me. Still getting the DistributedDCOM errors.