Is disabling DCOM a bad idea?

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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rossfingalConnect With a Mentor Commented:

See this:

nader alkahtaniNetwork EngineerCommented:
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" :


nader alkahtaniNetwork EngineerCommented:
Sorry ; My comment was too late
dissolvedAuthor Commented:
Sorry about that NADIR. I would have given you points!  Thanks for the feedback though
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