Event ID 18209 COMRuntime

Posted on 2014-08-28
Last Modified: 2014-08-28

I am getting the following event on a laptop running Windows 7 Pro and on my server running Windows server 2008 r2.  I have tried to locate a solution to this problem but the articles I read state review the settings and correct them... not sure what they should be..

I also eventually get an Event ID of 18210

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-COMRuntime
Date:          8/28/2014 12:00:43 PM
Event ID:      18209
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          LOCAL SERVICE
Computer:      MHA607.MHA.AD
The machine-default permission settings do not grant Local access permission to the COM Server application C:\windows\Explorer.EXE with APPID
 to the user NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL SERVICE SID (S-1-5-19) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="">
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-COMRuntime" Guid="{bf406804-6afa-46e7-8a48-6c357e1d6d61}" EventSourceName="COM" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="49152">18209</EventID>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2014-08-28T17:00:43.000000000Z" />
    <Correlation />
    <Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" />
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-19" />
    <Data Name="param1">machine-default</Data>
    <Data Name="param2">Local</Data>
    <Data Name="param3">C:\windows\Explorer.EXE</Data>
    <Data Name="param4">Unavailable</Data>
    <Data Name="param5">NT AUTHORITY</Data>
    <Data Name="param6">LOCAL SERVICE</Data>
    <Data Name="param7">S-1-5-19</Data>
    <Data Name="param8">LocalHost (Using LRPC)</Data>
Question by:tucktech
    LVL 18

    Accepted Solution

    Can you backup and delete the following registry path, and import the correct registry keys from other working server, then check again.


    Author Comment

    How about a working client?  Or do I only do this with the server?
    LVL 18

    Expert Comment

    Ok try from a client.

    Author Closing Comment

    That fixed it... Thanks!
    LVL 18

    Expert Comment

    You are welcome!

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