Isufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service.

Posted on 2009-12-23
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service when the user has MS Outlook 2003 open.

I've been having this problem with some users and even after formating and rebuiliding thier computers.  I'm still getting the Insufficient resources message and they can not use any network resources but if I close MS Outlook 2003, then they are able to use the Network resoursces.  

Can anyone help me with this?
Question by:ewhiteisme
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    If this were an error related to Microsoft Word I would try to delete the file that could be corrupt or broken. This error could also be a problem with too little or corrupt memory. Maybe you could try changing this registry setting to:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PagedPoolSize = 0xffffffff

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    OK!  I will try this!  Will let you know in a couple of days how this worked out.

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    I tried what you recommended, but still got the same error.  However, it only seems to be affecting all the computers I recently rebuilt.  The funny thing is; is when I close Outlook, they are all able to work fine.   It happens out of the blue that I cant monitor it.   However, I check the user today and found an Event ID - 10016
     Source- DCOM
    The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID {<CLSID>} to the user <user> (<SID>).  This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

    This is becoming very annoying!  Any thing you can think of please pass it on to me.

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    The first thing I would try were to google "Event 10016".

    You would then get this in result:

    Event 10016 may be logged in the System log on a computer that is running Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

    I know this is for the x64 edition, but you could try.

    Another thing to try could be to disable the the COM add-ins activated in MS Word and MS Outlook.

    I don't remember how things are set up in 2003, but you have something in Help > About <product> > Disabled add-ons. There should also be something like File > Properties > Add-ins.

    It could be some third-party program making this to crash. Many COM applications work as plugins, addons, buttons and so on in Office suites.

    Some example of COM add-ins related to MS Office that I have seen: eDocs/DM Hummingbird, DocuLive, Sun ODF Plugin, some movex controllers.

    In many situations where MS Products crash it is related to the addins loaded at that point. This could be because the addins were written for an earlier version of the program.

    Please go through some of the things I have mentioned and give us some feedback.

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    I fugured it out!  It happened to be the Tritton USB Video adapter.  I needed to update to the current drivers.  I also updated the internal NIC cards on the PC's and the all seem to be working fine.  Thanks for all your imputs.

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