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SMS Admin Console in XP Does not display full Tree.

I have tried what I think is every fix out there to try and get my console back to normal. As of right now I can connect to all of my SMS servers but I can not browse the full console tree. For example I can not expand Collections but I can expand package status.

The console is working fine on several other computers and I beleive it is a local machine problem.

I have made the DCOM change for remote access permissions. This actually had it fixed for about 2 weeks then my problem randomly started again. Since I was having many other issues with my computer I reloaded it. Yet still a new clean machine and I can't get the console to display everything.

We do not use the local firewall and that service is disabled. For amusement I enabled it and permited 135 and unsecapp.exe just to be sure still with no luck.

I made the local policy change also to Network access: Let Everyone permissions apply to anonymouse users : enabled

My account has Domain Admin permissions that has full control over all of our SMS servers. and has full rights to all of the console in SMS access permissions.  

Any help would be great!!

 
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KenneniahCommented:
Just curious when you say you made the DCOM change what exactly did you change? I'm assuming you mean checking "Allow Remote Access" for ANONYMOUS LOGON either in secpol.msc or dcomcnfg, but figured I'd check.
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jmx600Author Commented:
Yes, I made the change in dcomcnfg for ANONYMOUS LOGON to Allow Remote Access.
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KenneniahCommented:
The only thing I can think of, is the "Allow Remote Access" setting might be getting overridden. Check in secpol.msc under Security Settings|Local Policies|Security Options, and make sure "DCOM: Machine Access Restrictions in ....." is set to allow Anonymous.
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jmx600Author Commented:
No luck.
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KenneniahCommented:
Unfortunately I don't have much else to offer. Maybe permissions on a specific COM or DCOM object, but I doubt that due to the fresh install of XP. I don't know if it ever uses the System account to access anything on the SMS server, if it does maybe a slight chance of a domain computer account problem. We stopped using SMS a couple years ago, so I don't have the admin console around anymore to mess around with. Usually I'd end up using different monitoring tools like regmon, filemon, and so forth to find what all it needs access to.
With any luck someone else will jump in on this.
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jmx600Author Commented:
After several reloads and tests it turned out to be a stupid DNS issue. I had removed the computer from the domain but never from DNS. I finaly figured it out after I relized I could get everything to work fine on the same machine with a different machine name.
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