SBS 2008 - DCOM error


  • Hi,

    I got the following error in my server event logs every day (Windows SBS 2008):

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    Event Source

    Event ID

    Last Occurence

    Total Occurences



    11/10/2010 12:40:04 AM


    Event Details:   

    The server {0B5A2C52-3EB9-470A-96E2-6C6D4570E40F} did not register with DCOM within the required timeout.

    Do any of you know how to get rid of this error message?

    Tuesday, October 12, 2010 6:13 AM

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  • Please open up Event Log and post back complete details of this error.

    Generally, it refers to an issue with VSS:

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    Tuesday, October 12, 2010 11:16 AM
  • Yes, it has something to do with VSS. I've tried granting permission as suggested in the link you gave. I will see if that helps or not.

    Anyhow, here's the details in the Event Log (not sure if this is what you mean):

    - System
    - Provider
    [ Name ] Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM
    [ Guid ] {1B562E86-B7AA-4131-BADC-B6F3A001407E}
    [ EventSourceName ] DCOM
    - EventID 10010
    [ Qualifiers ] 49152
    Version 0
    Level 2
    Task 0
    Opcode 0
    Keywords 0x80000000000000
    - TimeCreated
    [ SystemTime ] 2010-10-13T23:04:05.000Z
    EventRecordID 413767
    - Execution
    [ ProcessID ] 0
    [ ThreadID ] 0
    Channel System
    Computer SERVER8.renziwork.local
    - EventData
    param1 {0B5A2C52-3EB9-470A-96E2-6C6D4570E40F}
    Wednesday, October 13, 2010 11:44 PM
  • Just an update:

    I still got the error messages still coming. However, I found someone else having the same problem and it seems that it has something to do with the performance of the server (he added some extra RAM and the error messages disappeared).

    Sunday, October 17, 2010 10:08 PM
  • Hi Kurni, did you experience other symptom such as system crash or automatically restart? If this is the case, please turn off automatica restart by

    Control Panel > System > Advanced > Startup and Recovery > Settings ....

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    Monday, October 18, 2010 8:16 AM
  • I'd like to add that I also was having this problem and went from 4GB of ram to 8GB and I now no longer receive this message.


    Monday, October 18, 2010 10:38 PM
  • Sean Zhu: I don't have that kind of symptom that you mentioned.

    Tyler4man: Thanks for your info.

    I guess I can't really do much now as we already maxed-out the memory slot for the motherboard (8GB). It's weird though because we only use the server as a file server and exchange server (with less than 10 users for the exchange server). I think 8 GB RAM should be more than enough for that. Anyone has any other thoughts?

    Monday, October 25, 2010 2:40 AM