SharePoint 10016 CLSID DCOM Errors and How you fix ’em

I’m constantly seeing this in environments where the simple fix is applied (darn you IIS WAMREG and your damned Local Activation whining).

On a Windows 2008 R2 box and finding that registry key is greyed out/unavailable?  Be sure to check this out first…


1.    Go into regedit and expand out HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT

2. Go to CLSID

3. Find the ID by choosing Edit, Find and then searching for the string, in this case – 61738644-F196-11D0-9953-00C04FD919C1

4.    Notice the service name (sometimes it won’t match what we look at next, in particular the SharePoint search one (very common), so use this as a guide

5. Launch Component Services (Start, All Programs, Administrative Tools, Component Services). Expand out to DCOM Config

6. Choose the DCOM object in question and choose properties. In this case, it is IIS WAMREG Admin Service

7. Go to the Security tab and provide the security credentials the object is requesting (look at original event ID, it wants Local Activation for the Network Service, so I’m giving it.

2 responses to “SharePoint 10016 CLSID DCOM Errors and How you fix ’em

  1. Hmm… unfortunately it looks like this isn’t working with Server 2008 R2 SP1. At least that is my experience today.

    1. hmm, just tried on vanilla R2 with SP1 machine and had no problems. Did you already have component services open? You need to reopen it to see the results

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