This article provides a step-by-step guide on how to fix common issues in Windows 10.
If you’re encountering DistributedCOM (DCOM) errors in Windows 10, there are a few things you can do to fix them. One common cause of DCOM errors is incorrect permission settings. To fix this, open Component Services from the Start menu and navigate to Computers > My Computer > DCOM Config. Right-click on the DCOM server that’s causing the issue and select Properties. Under the Security tab, grant Local Activation permission to NT Authority\Local Service.
Another potential fix is to check for Windows updates and install any available updates. You can also check the Event Viewer for more information about the error and any related crash information. If you’re running Windows Server 2016, there may be additional steps required to fix DCOM errors. However, these basic steps should help resolve most DistributedCOM errors in Windows 10.
Enabling DCOM Permissions for Specific Errors
To enable DCOM permissions for specific errors in Windows 10, follow these steps:
1. Open Component Services by searching for it in the Start menu.
2. In Component Services, expand the Computers folder, then right-click on My Computer and select Properties.
3. In the Properties window, click on the COM Security tab.
4. Under Access Permissions, click on Edit Limits.
5. Make sure that the following permissions are set to Allow:
– Local Access
– Remote Access
– Local Launch
– Remote Launch
6. Under Launch and Activation Permissions, click on Edit Limits.
7. Make sure that the following permissions are set to Allow:
– Local Activation
– Remote Activation
8. Click OK to save the changes.
By enabling these permissions, you should be able to fix some common DCOM errors that can cause crashes or other issues on your Windows 10 system. If you continue to experience problems, check the Event Viewer for more information or consult the documentation for your specific version of Windows Server (e.g. Windows Server 2016).
Locating CLSID and APPID in the Registry Editor
To locate CLSID and APPID in the Registry Editor to fix errors in Windows 10, follow these steps:
1. Open the Registry Editor by pressing Windows key + R and typing “regedit”.
2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID or HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\APPID.
3. Look for the CLSID or APPID related to the DCOM server that is causing the error.
4. Check the permission settings for the local activation permission for the CLSID or APPID.
5. Make sure that the NT Authority\Local Service has the necessary permissions.
6. If not, right-click on the CLSID or APPID and select Permissions.
7. Add NT Authority\Local Service and give it Full Control.
8. Save the changes and restart your computer.
These steps should help you fix any distributedcom errors related to CLSID and APPID in Windows 10.
wmi = win32com.client.GetObject("winmgmts:")
dcom_app = wmi.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_DCOMApplication")
for app in dcom_app:
if app.Name == "MyApplication":
app.SetAuthenticationService(6) # set to 'RPC_C_AUTHN_WINNT'
app.SetAuthorizationLevel(3) # set to 'RPC_C_AUTHZ_AUTHN_LEVEL_CONNECT'
print("DCOM Error 10016 fixed successfully!")
except Exception as e:
print("An error occurred: ", e)
This code uses the win32com.client module to access the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and query the Win32_DCOMApplication class. It then searches for a specific application name (“MyApplication” in this case) and sets the authentication service and authorization level to the recommended values for fixing the DCOM error 10016.
Please note that this is just a simple example and may not work in all cases. It’s always recommended to thoroughly research and understand the issue before attempting to implement a solution.
Editing CLSID Permissions
- Open Registry Editor
- Press Windows Key + R to open the Run dialog
- Type regedit and press Enter
- If prompted by User Account Control, click Yes
- Locate the CLSID key
- Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID
- Find the key that represents the application that is causing the problem
- Note down the CLSID value
- Edit the permissions
- Right-click on the CLSID key and select Permissions
- Click on the Advanced button
- Click on the Owner tab
- Select your user account and check the box next to Replace owner on subcontainers and objects
- Click Apply and then OK
- Back in the permissions window, click on your user account and then click on Edit
- Check the box next to Full Control
- Click Apply and then OK
- Restart your computer
Causes of DistributedCOM Error 10016
– Incorrect permissions for a specific application or service
– Conflict between multiple applications or services trying to access the same component
– Corrupted registry entries related to the DistributedCOM component
To fix this error in Windows 10:
1. Open the Component Services tool by searching for “dcomcnfg” in the Start menu.
2. Navigate to Component Services > Computers > My Computer > DCOM Config.
3. Right-click on the application or service causing the error and select Properties.
4. Go to the Security tab and under Launch and Activation Permissions, click Edit.
5. Add the appropriate user or group and grant the necessary permissions, such as Local Launch and Local Activation.
6. Click OK to save the changes and restart the application or service.
By following these steps, you can resolve the DistributedCOM Error 10016 and prevent crashes caused by the error.
Removing Windows Registry Keys to Fix Error 10016
- Open the Registry Editor by pressing the Windows key + R, typing “regedit” and hitting Enter.
- Be cautious when working in the Registry Editor as changes made here can have serious consequences for your system.
- The affected registry key will likely be associated with the error message you are receiving.
- This will open the Permissions window for that registry key.
- This will open the Advanced Security Settings window for the key.
- This will allow you to change the owner of the key to your user account.
- This will verify that the user account is valid and allow you to set it as the owner of the key.
- This will ensure that your user account is the owner of all child keys and values within the affected key.
- This will allow you to modify the key’s permissions and resolve the error.
- Your user account will now be added to the list of users with access to the key.
- This will give your user account full control over the key and its values.
Turning On DistributedCOM Permissions for Specific Errors
To fix specific errors related to DistributedCOM permissions in Windows 10, you need to turn on the permission settings for each error.
1. Open the Event Viewer by typing “event viewer” in the search bar and selecting it from the results.
2. Navigate to the specific error by expanding Windows Logs and selecting System.
3. Right-click the error and select Properties.
4. Note the Application ID and CLSID.
5. Open Component Services by typing “dcomcnfg” in the search bar and selecting it from the results.
6. Expand Component Services, Computers, My Computer, DCOM Config.
7. Find the Application ID and CLSID from step 4, right-click and select Properties.
8. Go to the Security tab and click “Customize” under Launch and Activation Permissions.
9. Add “Network Service” and give it “Local Launch” and “Local Activation” permissions.
10. Repeat steps 3-9 for each specific error.
This should fix any DistributedCOM errors related to permissions.
Using Third-Party Repair Software to Fix Error 10016
Fix Error 10016 in Windows 10 using third-party repair software. These programs scan for system errors and fix them automatically, saving you time and effort. Here’s how to use one:
1. Download and install a reliable third-party repair software.
2. Launch the program and select the “Scan” option.
3. Wait until the scan is complete.
4. Review the scan results and select the option to “Fix” any errors found.
5. Restart your computer and check if the error has been fixed.
Using third-party repair software can help solve Error 10016 in Windows 10 quickly and efficiently. If the error persists after using this method, you may need to seek further assistance from a professional or try other troubleshooting steps.
Recovering Data Due to DistributedCOM Error 10016
|Step 1||Open the Windows Event Viewer|
|Step 2||Navigate to Windows Logs > System|
|Step 3||Filter the log by event ID 10016|
|Step 4||Identify the application causing the error|
|Step 5||Open the Component Services application|
|Step 6||Navigate to Computers > My Computer > DCOM Config|
|Step 7||Find the application causing the error and right-click on it|
|Step 8||Select Properties from the context menu|
|Step 9||Navigate to the Security tab|
|Step 10||Under Launch and Activation Permissions, click Edit|
|Step 11||Add the user or group that is causing the error|
|Step 12||Grant the user or group Local Launch and Local Activation permissions|
|Step 13||Restart the computer|
|Step 14||Check the Event Viewer for any new errors|