Component Services Disabled in Windows 2008 R2

Posted: 16th September 2011 in 2008 R2, Windows

After receiving several DCOM error in Event Viewer about permission on various object I decided to amend the  Launch and Activation Permissions of the Key in question. I this case it was IIS Admin Service with the Key {A9E69610-B80D-11D0-B9B9-00A0C922E750} and  IIS WAMREG admin Service with the key {61738644-F196-11D0-9953-00C04FD919C1}. However, when I tried to amend I found that all the properties were disabled as seen below

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After some Google-ing, I found that there were a couple of registry keys forcing this read-only state.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\{A9E69610-B80D-11D0-B9B9-00A0C922E750}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\{61738644-F196-11D0-9953-00C04FD919C1}

To change this – right click on the key and choose advanced, and replace the owner as the administrators group

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The once this has been done change the administrator’s permissions to full control.

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Now re-launch the component service and you should now be able to edit the values

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