{61738644-F196-11D0-9953-00C04FD919C1} Local Activation SharePoint

Event Type: Error

Event Source: DCOM

Event Category: None

Event ID: 10016

Date: 27/04/2008

Time: 9:35:28 AM

User: VMDomain\SPConfigAcct

Computer: VMDEV


The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID
to the user VMDomain\SPConfigAcct SID (S-1-5-21-2183741768-1351022156-4028051374-1111). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

The event kind of tells you how to fix it: "This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool".
But first we need to figure out what 61738644-F196-11D0-9953-00C04FD919C1 is;
Win + R > regedit > search = IIS WAMREG admin Service

  1. Win + R C:\WINDOWS\system32\Com\comexp.msc

  2. Expand Component Services > Computers > My Comp > DCOM Config

  3. Right Click IIS WAMREG admin Service

  4. Select Properties > Security

  5. Launch and Activation Permissions "Customize" > Edit

  6. You need to grant the "user" rights.

  7. My user is a SharePoint Config account and as such belongs to the IIS_WPG group, but is also the sole member of WSS_RESTRICTED_WPG group so using the safest security I'm going to use WSS_RESTRICTED_WPG until more errors appear.

    Because it's not going to need to lauch or activate remotely I just need to enable "Local".


  1. So in my case, I have a default install of Small Business Server 2008 (that has SharePoint). I don't have anyone modifying any SharePoint site. I am getting these errors (61738644-F196-11D0-9953-00C04FD919C1) and don't want to assign a permission; since I have no specific person needing this.

  2. When you install SP it doesn't set the DCOM permissions up properly for the SP Config account... has nothing to do with people modifying an SP site.

  3. Thanks for posting this - helped me get rid of that annoying error.

  4. This doesn't work in Windows Server 2008 R2 because it doesn't allow any change to the IIS WAMREG admin service.

  5. Darren: You need to make yourself or a group you belong to owner of reg key:

    1.- Right click > Permissions
    2.- Advance
    3.- Owner Tab
    3.- You or a group you belong to (Administrators)
    4.- Give that group "Full Control" of the key and sub keys.
    5.- Launch Component Services...

  6. This should also resolve issues with

    Source: MsiInstaller
    Event ID: 1015
    Task Category: None
    Level: Warning
    Keywords: Classic
    Failed to connect to server. Error: 0x80070005