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How to Troubleshoot DCom Errors

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Microsoft IIS Web ServerServer HardwareWindows Server 2008
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On one of the Windows 2008 Standard (x86) servers in my Windows 2003 level domain, DistributedCOM has been crashing on just about a daily basis.  A typical set of the resulting errors is attached, but the first error usually is:

Event 10010, DistrubutedCOM
The server {73E709EA-5D93-4B2E-BBB0-99B7938DA9E4} did not register with DCOM within the required timeout.

After this event, some of the features I've found to stop working include IIS, Windows Modules Installer (TrustedInstaller) service, and a variety of management snap-ins including Disk Management.  We have a couple of applications (Control Systems ERS Lasertrak, Sonasoft Sonasafe) whose application interfaces rely upon IIS, and also have on this server McAfee Antivirus Enterprise (8.7i), Microsoft SQL Server 2005, and .Net 1.1.

Could somebody suggest how I might go about troubleshooting what exactly is causing DCom to crash?  I am working under the assumption that it is the crash of DCom which is causing the rest of the features to stop working, but if I am incorrect and DCom is crashing because something else is having trouble, please feel free to correct me.  Thanks in advance!
Dan CarpIT Director

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