Is disabling DCOM a bad idea?

Posted on 2005-04-27
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
I know there are some security concerns with DCOM.  If I disable it on a standalone machine, can it cause harm? what will be affected?
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    See this:

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    by:nader alkahtani
    Logically , in general yes , because it is producted for operation porpose

    "If you disable DCOM on a remote computer, you will not be able to remotely access that computer afterwards to re-enable DCOM. To re-enable DCOM, you will need physical access to that computer.
    Information on how to disable DCOM is available in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 825750;en-us;825750 "

    "DCOM Windows XP Do You Need It?"  :

    "DCOM Technical Overview" :

    "DCOM Security Enhancements" :


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    by:nader alkahtani
    Sorry ; My comment was too late

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    Sorry about that NADIR. I would have given you points!  Thanks for the feedback though

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