DCOM configuration in the server

Question: How I can configure DCOM on my server?

Solution:
Certain DCOM settings are required if you are hosting Mail and/or DNS on a remote server.

This article explains how to use the DCOM configuration utility DCOMCNFG.EXE to configure DCOM for Hosting Controller.

To configure DCOM on Windows 2000, follow these steps:

  1. Click on Start Menu in Windows, click Run, write DComCnfg and then press enter.
  2. In Distributed COM Configuration Properties dialog, select FileTransferService from Applications tab, and click on Properties.
  3. Select General tab and set Authentication Level as (None).
  4. Select Security tab, click radio button Use Custom access Permissions, and then click Edit. Add Everyone with Allow Access permission. Click Ok.
  5. Select radio button Use Custom Launch Permissions, click Edit and add Everyone with Allow Launch permission. Click Ok.
  6. Select radio button Use Custom Configuration Permissions, click Edit and add Everyone with Full Control permissions. Click Ok.
  7. Click Apply button to apply the changes.

To configure DCOM on Windows 2003, follow these steps.

  1. Click on Start Menu in Windows, click Run and enter DComCnfg. Click on "+" to expand "Component Services", then "Computers", and finally "My Computer".
  2. Click DCOM Config In Components Services dialog, right click FileTransferService and click on Properties.
  3. Select General tab and set Authentication Level to (None).
  4. Select Security tab, under Launch Permission click radio button Customize, and then click Edit. Add Everyone with Allow Launch permission. Click Ok.
  5. Click radio button Customize under Access Permissions, click Edit and add Everyone with Allow Access permission. Click Ok.
  6. Select radio button Customize under Configuration Permissions, click Edit and add Everyone with Full Control permissions. Click Ok.
  7. Click Apply button to apply the changes.

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