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Reset DCOM Server Credentials as entire server is unresponsive - Credentials Incorrect

Posted on 2009-04-30
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Last Modified: 2013-11-25
I have incorrect credentials in the DCOM Server Process Launcher Service & it is causing LsaSRV Event ID 40960 in event viewer. I have lost all security permissions & many programs will not work only some services will start most give time out error 1053. When i click on properties of the service i get no responce this is also true for event viewer properties.

Please advise if there is any other way to change the DCOM to Local System Credentials it is currently set by .\Administrator.
Question by:James Wilkinson
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by:James Wilkinson
ID: 24267932
I am the Enterprise Administrator of the Domain & i have tried to change this as Local Administrator & also in Safe Mode. I cannot open properties of any services to change anything. According to Goodle Research the Security of the Administrator Accounts will not be recognized by the Server as the Kerboros Authentication requires DCOM Server Process Launcher Service to be operational.

Please help me I have 460 users without any Email Server or Documents My head is on the line with this one as the Backup's Failed 15 days ago & now the server decides to play up. Sods Law...

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James Wilkinson earned 0 total points
ID: 24268830
I have sorted this problem. i Reset the Service Password in the Registry & set the Local System Account as the Startup Account. Details of the Key below

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\DCOM Server Process Launcher\

I changed the Object name from .\Administrator to LocalSystem Restarted the server twice for some reason & all services start OK & Exchange is running fine also Domain Authentication & AD Access.

It looks like ive sorted this one with pure Google Research.


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