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Component Service is not started!!!!!

Component Service is not started!!!!!

Component Service is not started!!!!!

I don't know much about COM and DCOM. I will try to explain my problem the best I could. If you need anymore details let me know.

1. When I open my COmponent service MMC and I try to browse to "My computer", beside the "My computer" topic, there is an icon on the left side, a small computer, on mine I have a red arrow on top of it, as if to say "sorry this is down". And this is my problem, I don't know how to start it. If I try to access my COM+ application, I receive an error about an error in the catalog??? Don't know what it means, Microsoft neither. If I try to access my DCOM Config, I see all my object, but I cannot access the properties of any of them.

The "Distributed transaction coordinator" and the "WMI" are running without errors, the registry is exactly the same as another computer where everything is alright. I re-ran SecEdit on the box without change.

This is happening on a Windows 2003 server Entreprise version.

Thanks in advance for any tips you can give me. And if you need any more information let me know.


RE: Component Service is not started!!!!!

Have you looked to see if the com+ service is started?

The more I learn the more I find I know nothing.


RE: Component Service is not started!!!!!

I am having this problem also is there a solution?  Any help would be greatly appreciated


RE: Component Service is not started!!!!!

In my case, it was a missing registry key that cause the problem.  I was able to solve the problem by copying the key from another computer, I know your not suppose to do it, but it works. And since then, I did it many times, 4-5 times on different computer without problem.  The key in question is HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{00020400-0000-0000-C000-000000000046} and all the subkeys as well.  Do an export of this key from a box that works properly, then import it in your Reg.  Try again.  let me know if it helps.

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