[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 431
  • Last Modified:

DCOM Error Message

I have created a domain in my company. My PDC and BDC (Web server) work ok, but my backup Web Server always got this error message.(I checked my Event Viewer)
"DCOM got error "An instance of the service is already running." attempting to start the service IISADMIN with arguments "" in order to run the server:
{A9E69610-B80D-11D0-B9B9-00A0C922E750}".

What does it mean, and how to solve it?

Thanks.
0
yatie
Asked:
yatie
1 Solution
 
atroxCommented:
Another service has already started DCOM.  Message is common but according to Microsoft "benign."  Check the following Q Article which I have supplied.  If this message is annoying enough (it is to me) then you can fix the "benign" problem with   SP5 (SP5 in my experience fixes this issue, I am unsure if SP6 works, I have not tried it.)  

IMPORTANT:  Make sure you follow the SP instructions and backup data and create Rdisks before applying them


Here is the Q
==========================================


SUMMARY


  MORE INFORMATION

  If a client attempts to connect to a COM server after the COM server starts, but before the
  COM server registers its factory, the COM will attempt to start the service. For a service
  like the World Wide Web Publishing Service (W3SVC) in Internet Information Service version
  4.0, the second attempt to connect to the COM server will fail; however, the
  CoCreateInstance should succeed.


  SYMPTOMS

  After you install the Windows NT Option Pack, you may receive the following error messages
  in the event log:

       System Error, Source=DCOM, Event ID=10005

       The event details contains the description:

       DCOM got error "An instance of the service is already running. "
       attempting to start the service IISADMIN with arguments "" in
       order
       to run the server:
       {A9E69610-B80D-11D0-B9B9-00A0C922E750}

       -OR-

       Application Error, Source=Ci, Category=CI Service, Event ID=4147

       The event details contains the description:

       The IISADMIN service is not available, so virtual roots cannot be
       indexed.


  CAUSE

  These error messages are generated because another application, such as Microsoft
  Transaction Server, has already started the DCOM (the Distributed Component Object
  Model) Service. These messages do not indicate an actual problem and are benign.


  RESOLUTION

  To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT version 4.0. For
  more information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

       Q152734 : How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack


  Additional query words: mts system log event viewer

  Keywords          : NT4SP4Fea
  Version           : WINNT:4.0
  Platform          : winnt
  Issue type        : kbprb
0

Featured Post

The 14th Annual Expert Award Winners

The results are in! Meet the top members of our 2017 Expert Awards. Congratulations to all who qualified!

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now